IBM Db2 Other Advice

AlessioVilla
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is a robust and stable product but it's expensive. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
IrfanSaeed
Managing Director, North America at Business Consultants, Inc.
I'd rate the solution a six out of ten. View full review »
Giancarlo Nocerino
Consultant at a tech services company
I would definitely recommend this solution to somebody considering it. I would advise that if you are looking to install it, you should have internal competence and internal skill, don't only use external support that is provided by IBM. You should have internal knowledge and competency for Db2 management. The performance is very critical. The software developer needs to have good knowledge of the programming technique in order to avoid the problem on the performance side. The performance of Db2 depends on the system, on how you installed it. From the application part, it depends on how you developed code, how you wrote the code because if you write bad code you will have a serious performance problem. Db2 is a very old product, but also a very stable product. It's really difficult to imagine something different from the actual configuration from the actual functionalities of its operation. I would rate it a nine out of ten. View full review »
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Suhendri -
Department Head of Big Data and Analytic Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
There is a lot of documentation available. I was, however, able to find what I needed through Google. For our clients who have a large scale enterprise, we suggest DB2 and mid-scale enterprise customers we suggest SQL Server or others. It's a better solution, it's better on the application. The purpose of DB2 is for a data warehouse or with data analytics. I would rate this product an eight out of ten. View full review »
Evaristo Carvalho
IT Director at BISTP
I don't think that we will be changing solutions within the next year. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
Michael Raz
Consultant at Discount Bank
We use the on-premises deployment model. The solution is suitable for big organizations, big financial institutions, government, ministries, the army, insurance companies, etc. It's not for small end-users. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. The learning curve for the Db2 specialist is high. To become a specialist, under production level, takes two years. It's a complex product. View full review »
Businessbc72
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
If somebody is looking for stability then I recommend this platform, although it depends on whether they want a Data Lake or are looking for analytics. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
JReviewer312
CTO at Jutel
I suggest to anyone considering this solution to get hands-on experience with the solution, and run some tests and pilots. When evaluating a solution like this one, you must consider the product itself, the support available and how common or popular the product is. I find that if it is a popular product, that means there are a lot of people who know the product well, and it's easy to do work with that particular product. View full review »
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