IBM Db2 Database Pros and Cons

IBM Db2 Database Pros

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Md Al-Amin
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.
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JurajHrapko
IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Very good for performance and scalability.
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BASIL NDOLO
Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It has a good feature called pureScale, which is just for scalability. It is a perfect solution for environments where scalability is going to be an issue.
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reviewer1432260
Global Infrastructure service manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Db2 Database has given us good results since we have started to use it. We predominantly use IBM hardware, and this is one of the reasons why we started to use Db2 Database. Db2 Database has a very good HADR capability. High availability resilience is also good in this solution. It also has pureScale, which allows you to upgrade one node to get very good and high-level resilience. If you are using a database on five nodes, you can take one node down, upgrade that, and let that node up. You can then bring the second node down, upgrade that, and so on.
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Wira Chinwong
Service Director at scsi co.,ltd
The solution is easy to install and simple to maintain. The most valuable aspect of the solution is its general user-friendliness for users of all kinds.
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AlessioVilla
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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.
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SamirKhodair
Maximo Manager at FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance
IBM Db2 was much cheaper as a package than using other products. This is because IBM supplied a package with its product. It's an application. So it was much more efficient and a stronger competitor in that regard.
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PK
reviewer1378284
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.
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IrfanSaeed
Managing Director, North America at Business Consultants, Inc.
The solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.
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Giancarlo Nocerino
Consultant at a tech services company
The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.
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IBM Db2 Database Cons

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Md Al-Amin
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
The technical support team is not very good when compared to the efficiency of Oracle's support.
The application development requires a Java developer and not every company has these resources.
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JurajHrapko
IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
There could be better integration with some cloud solutions.
The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product.
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BASIL NDOLO
Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Microsoft SQL Server is comparatively very simple to use. I wish IBM would move towards making Db2 easy to use for both basic and advanced users. This is where I see room for advancement. Db2 is also more expensive than Microsoft SQL Server, and its price can be reduced. The replication feature needs to be there in Db2. Microsoft provides similar functionality in SQL Server. IBM also has similar functionality, but it exists in a different product. So, to have the replication ability, you have to buy a different product. It makes sense to have this functionality within Db2 instead of a different product. It will also be helpful in terms of competition. In Africa, the problem for Db2 is competition. Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server have been in this market for a very long time. These companies have built the ecosystem and the brand within this market for a very long time. So, they are very popular with users. Db2 or IBM came a little later in the game, and that's where the problem lies. They also don't do a lot of marketing for it, which is also a problem.
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reviewer1432260
Global Infrastructure service manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The only drawback that we see in Db2 Database is the crash recovery. When there is a crash and somebody has to do the recovery, Db2 Database first stops, and then it does any crash recovery. In Oracle Database, crash recovery happens within the database. The database is not shut down.
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Wira Chinwong
Service Director at scsi co.,ltd
It would be ideal if the solution offered backup functionality. Many similar tools already do, which means Db2 is somewhat behind the curve in terms of what a customer might expect from it.
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AlessioVilla
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The licensing fees can be reduced.
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SamirKhodair
Maximo Manager at FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance
In terms of improvements, IBM Db2 can improve its interface and its functionality. Also, the embedded functions should be much richer than the current ones - the functions which are embedded in the engine itself.
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PK
reviewer1378284
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It would be helpful to have a hybrid data storage facility that includes NoSQL technologies.
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IrfanSaeed
Managing Director, North America at Business Consultants, Inc.
End-to-end encryption specifically is something the solution needs to have in the next release.
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Suhendri -
Department Head of Big Data and Analytic Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The price should be lower.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM Db2 Database. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
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