IBM Db2 Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM Db2 competitors are
  • Oracle Database
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Teradata
  • IBM Informix
  • SAP SQL Anywhere
  • MariaDB
Read reviews of IBM Db2 competitors and alternatives
SQL Server Logo
Paul Nockolds
Real User
Data Analyst at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to organize and structure our data in order to extract and provide it to various products and systems... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're able to easily upscale previous systems to provide an efficient interface for our internal clients to do their... more»

What needs improvement?

Learning SQL could be easier. Some inbuilt tools to enable faster query writing would be very useful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not my area.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Used MS Access, but data ports became too large for it to support, so we needed a product to take us to the next level... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework first and be prepared for a tough learning curve.
Head Database Administration at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* High availability using real application clusters. * Disaster recovery using Oracle Data Guard. * Scalable storage using Automatic Storage Management. * Security is watertight. Database Vault is my favourite.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved my organisation with the stability of its systems. The team is well-versed with the management of Oracle more than any other database. It is flexible, scalable, and a true Enterprise RDBMS.

What needs improvement?

Auditing could be improved, especially granular auditing. The unified audit trail in 12c is great, however its extraction in a highly busy environment is quite a challenge.
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pratik dwivedi
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 30 2017

What do you think of MySQL?

Valuable Features: SQL capability, functions and ease of optimization. • Room for Improvement: Software and web development. • Use of Solution: 15 years. • Deployment Issues: No issues. • Stability Issues: No issues. • Scalability Issues: Manageable. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Used open source and never needed customer service. The product is quite mature. Technical Support: NA • Initial Setup: Straightforward. • Implementation Team: In-house. • ROI: Good. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: The open source product is good. If you want advanced features go for the enterprise edition.

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