IBM Db2 Pricing and License Cost

Security Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not directly involved with pricing and licensing, but I know that despite the associated cost of the software prudent and practical use of these products will be cost-effective. Mainframe software, after all, is expensive and you by strategically planning a security implementation up front will be beneficial in getting desired audit and security results. View full review »
Ankur Katiyar
Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I love the way the product is licensed on zOS and zLinux (core-based). However, IBM needs to improve their licensing for cloud environment, as we are planning to leverage that platform extensively in the future. Right now, the setup for AWS/Azure licensing is very confusing and not cost-effective. View full review »
Abdel Moneim Emad
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Use DB2 Express for your development environment, but consider using Workgroup Server Edition if you need to federate two databases together or need to server a huge amount of data. If you plan to be PCI-DSS compliant, use AWSE. View full review »
Robert Venyige
Engineer at a tech services company
It depends on the customers. Often, DB2 is more expensive than Oracle on the same environment. There are those with more experience with Oracle, and it is hard to find DB2 DBAs, engineers, and experts. View full review »
Chao Kang Chen
DBA with Oracle Database, IBM DB2 and Cloudera Hadoop project at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Calculating the license fee is always very complicated and only the IBM sales can get the final answer. It's not a transparent way. View full review »
Don Denoncourt
Lead Code Wisperer at a tech vendor
If you want horizontal scaling and reliability, DB2 for i is absolutely the way to go. View full review »
VP of IT at a financial services firm
They are competitive and honest (compared to how peer firms approach licensing conversations). View full review »
Derez Lusk
Database Specialist BlueChip Database at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

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