Compare IBM Db2 vs. SAP HANA

IBM Db2 is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 11 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while SAP HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "We can get more tenders because of the lower cost while providing a better product or service". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and Oracle Database In-Memory. See our IBM Db2 vs. SAP HANA report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
IBM Db2 Logo
13,092 views|10,726 comparisons
SAP HANA Logo
10,627 views|8,733 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Anonymous User
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 vs. SAP HANA and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
When you submit a ticket the response time is quick.We had a crash of the backup system and the IBM DB2 was always up and consistent. It's robust, and for us, it was always up and running.The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the marketThe solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.Some of the most valuable features are the scaling from a small very cheap installation to a very large enterprise installation. In addition, the backups and assistance are good.

Read more »

The memory is the solution's most valuable feature. It's the main feature of HANA. Others are still the regular IT databases that are on storage and are therefore much slower than HANA. The solution is quite fast.The user interface is very good. You can do any kind of reporting analytics from the platform.The data storage requirement is reduced from the original database to the HANA database.The functionality is of the solution is very good.One feature I find very valuable, is the response time of the application on the database memory.Integration is the most valuable feature we use SAP HANA for.The most value for us was in terms of using it to issue tenders online. We host our server, but it is open to the public, so clients who want to buy those tenders were able to go online, put their tender documents up, and we could evaluate them using SAP.If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.

Read more »

Cons
The price should be lower.The licensing fees can be reduced.The ease of use, or ease of management, could be improved.End-to-end encryption specifically is something the solution needs to have in the next release.It would be helpful to have more querying tools and more development tools for us to work easily with Microsoft.I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.The initial set up was complex.

Read more »

Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA.When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems.I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement.The challenge right now is all databases are on S4 HANA architecture. You're running it for HANA, but not all the functionalities are available. If they can speed up getting all the databases on S4 HANA that would help.If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great.FI, or the financial module of SAP, has room for improvement. It has to have some better localization for the Middle East, especially in regards to taxes and the letter of credit cycle. I would like to see better localization from the HCM.The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.In terms of improvement, the speed is not as good as we thought it would be. That is why we are trying different solutions that will be built with different technologies.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

Read more »

People who are technical will accept the cost, but financially they will assess whether this solution will bring them revenue or not. People often ask, how will I profit when the cost is so high?Set up a consortium of consulting partners and hardware vendors to define your tech. Landscape TCO (total cost of ownership) and then approach the OEM for pricing (on-premise or on cloud or a hybrid model). Check if you can bring your own licenses for some of the existing application licenses on the new platform, to reduce TCO.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Relational Databases solutions are best for your needs.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
5th
Views
13,092
Comparisons
10,726
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
361
Avg. Rating
8.0
4th
Views
10,627
Comparisons
8,733
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
429
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Compared 40% of the time.
Compared 22% of the time.
Compared 13% of the time.
Compared 44% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Also Known As
DB2SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
Learn
IBM
SAP
Overview
DB2 Enterprise for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ideal data server for the most demanding workloads. New XML support is designed to help firms minimize the time and effort it takes to persist and use their XML data reducing development costs and improving business agility.

The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

Offer
Learn more about IBM Db2
Learn more about SAP HANA
Sample Customers
Knorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of TorontoUnilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm42%
University17%
Insurance Company17%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Insurance Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Wholesaler/Distributor13%
Transportation Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company6%
Retailer5%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 vs. SAP HANA and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
398,890 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Relational Databases reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.