IBM Db2 Database Valuable Features

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Md Al-Amin
Senior System Analyst at Thakral

One of the things I like most about Db2 is that it is almost maintenance-free. I do not have to maintain it, unlike a modal database. I have been using modal databases for a long time and those are more sensitive. It is almost 15 years now that I have been using modal databases and it is almost tedious to use modal databases by comparison. I have been using the Db2 more recently and both database types are in use in my company. With a modal database, I have to check to see how or if the data is coming through. But in Db2, it is not as much of a headache. It is also easier to understand than modal database structures.  

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JurajHrapko
IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The feature that is one of the most valuable in Db2 is the DPF, or the Database Partitioning Feature that use Massive Parallel Processing architecture. We have deployments where one database is deployed on multiple physical servers. It is not exactly like RAC from Oracle. The purpose is not the availability but the performance and scalability of the DPF.  

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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

The most valuable feature is that it is robust. 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 database is deployed using the command line, so we did not test any other tools, aside from DB2 using the command line interface.

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Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The asset properties are solid.

The replication is being done well. We have two data centers and the replication that they provide has almost no lag. The maximum lag that we have seen in the past two or three years is one second.

When something goes down, the recovery process is very good.

We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.

The management is very simple.

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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. It is a very stable product. 

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Suhendri -
Department Head of Big Data and Analytic Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is data analytics.

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reviewer1264416
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product.

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Evaristo Carvalho
IT Director at BISTP

The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.

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Michael Raz
Consultant at Discount Bank

The availability, reliability, consistency, security, performance, and methodology of the solution are all excellent. It's a proven product for many, many businesses in many, many different areas. It's probably one of the best products on the market.

The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the market.

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Businessbc72
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.

This solution has good storage capabilities.

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Nelson Cheng
Senior Manager of MIS at Fountain Set

The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.

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