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Abdel Moneim Emad
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

A) The command set is almost the same in Windows and AIX operating systems, which greatly minimize the administration efforts to manage DB2 in both environments. Needless… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our software products have to be PCI-DSS compliant, so encryption of customers' credit card numbers is a must-have feature. Using DB2 AWSE v11 enables us to do… more»

What needs improvement?

Backing up databases from Windows and restoring them on AIX and vise-versa. Support for migrating DB2 v9.7 to 11 in a single process with no intermediate versions jumping

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

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Oracle DB and am still using it with some of my customers, but Oracle administration is a nightmare compared to DB2.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend it to medium-to-large enterprise applications

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MS SQL Server 2014 and Oracle 12g.
Consultant
Sr. System Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 28 2014

What is most valuable?

I have benefitted from many features including: * Product is built on RDBMS principles and principles of Normalization. Have benefitted by the normalization capabilities… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product has improved our organization in many ways. IBM DB2 has been used in many client projects. These projects are used for a number of years (more than 20-30)… more»

What needs improvement?

It should be easier for web enablement. It is currently easy, but the more web products use the tool, the better it is.

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

I was not involved in the pricing negotiations. I would say it was cost effective based on the number of successful projects.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched from VSAM to DB2. DB2 is much more sophisticated and advanced than VSAM and provides a number of features which make it easier to access the data and present… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say that IBM DB2 is one of the topmost Database products. It has very high availability and scalability just like the other products from IBM, such as IBM… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, IBM DB2 has been used by the clients for a number of years; in some cases more than 20-30 years.

What is IBM Db2?

DB2 Enterprise for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ideal data server for the most demanding workloads. New XML support is designed to help firms minimize the time and effort it takes to persist and use their XML data reducing development costs and improving business agility.
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DB2
IBM Db2 customers
Knorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of Toronto
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