Compare IBM Db2 vs. SAP IQ

IBM Db2 is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 7 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while SAP IQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Very stable and scalable but the pricing is not transparent". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, Apache Hadoop and SAP HANA.
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Pros
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.It has a good, stable performance.​Scales well enough for a relational database.

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Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database.

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Cons
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.Do not use support. Freely available documentation is a bit weak.​​Not very solid compared to its competitors' products.​Some of the internal rearrangement in the administration is not as straightforward as it is in competing products.

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The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.They are competitive and honest (compared to how peer firms approach licensing conversations). ​Compared to Oracle, it is so much cheaper.

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The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades.

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6th
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12,829
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10,553
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
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8.0
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3,916
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2,790
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1
Average Words per Review
1,235
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8.0
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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.

SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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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 TorontoASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
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Financial Services Firm45%
University18%
Insurance Company18%
Transportation Company9%
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Software R&D Company33%
Insurance Company13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Financial Services Firm67%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Insurance Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
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