Compare IBM Db2 vs. Teradata

IBM Db2 is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while Teradata is ranked 3rd in Relational Databases with 10 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while Teradata is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas Teradata is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Exadata and Amazon Redshift. See our IBM Db2 vs. Teradata report.
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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.

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It is a stable program.The most valuable features are the Shared-nothing architecture and data protection functionality.The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.It handles large amounts of information with a linear performance increase, in relation to a HW investment.It has a solid set of tools and consulting services.It has massive parallel processing ability to do large amounts of concurrent querying.It has given our business the ability to gain insights into the data and create data labs for analysis and PoCs.Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries.

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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.

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An additional feature I would you like to see included in the next release, is that it needs to be more cloud-friendly.The user interface needs to be improved.I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.It needs a teaching web site with more training on third-party tools used for BI.We tried to use case Teradata for a data warehouse system, but we had some problems in relation to the Teradata system, CDC tools, and source databases. We were unable to transfer data from HPE Integrity mainframe to Teradata.There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some workarounds may be required).Data ingestion is done via external utilities and not by the query language itself. It would be more convenient to have that functionality within its SQL dialect.

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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.

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The price needs to be more competitive as Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc are constantly making way into EDW space.We are looking for a more flexible cost model for the next version that we use, whether it be cloud or on-premise.Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be better to look at alternatives from the RDBMS world.

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5th
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13,092
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10,726
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
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21,508
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16,278
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12
Average Words per Review
213
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8.1
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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.

Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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