SQL Server Alternatives and Competitors

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Giancarlo Nocerino
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features. It is a very stable product.

What needs improvement?

I don't have a general opinion about how they can improve this product. The performance could be improved.

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

We previously used Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL which is an open-source database.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
MarcinOzurkiewicz
Real User
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at EXEC
Dec 05 2019

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to create a management tool. Right now, the solution has tools for creating a local installation, but it's too simplistic. We need something that's a bit more complex so that we can extend the tools with our scripts. Technical support could be quicker to respond to tickets.

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

We sometimes use different products, including MySQL, among others, especially during the deployment process.

What other advice do I have?

We've used the solution about 100 times across a number of different projects. We're currently using the 2014 and 2017 versions of the solution with an on-premises deployment model. We're partners with Microsoft. I'd recommend the solution for those looking for something to assist with their development process. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
SumitGadgilwar
Real User
Solution Architect at ixtel
Dec 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The warehouse is the solution's most valuable aspect. The solution is very fast.

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure about the improvements needed in the solution. The solution is quite expensive.

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

Oracle is a costly product.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise others to look at the solution, but to be mindful as it is costly. Whether it is right for a company or not depends on the requirements. If they have the budget, they should go for Oracle… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Choosing this solution was the choice of the database administrator. I didn't participate in the process, so I'm not sure what was used before of if other solutions were evaluated.
MohamedAfeilal
Real User
General Manager at New System Engineering
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't include functionality like data anonymization. We have this functionality in other solutions like In SQL and Oracle but not in Informix. IBM has another product for anonymization, called InfoSphere Optim. Some clients want that anonymization in the engine, not in another… more»

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

The pricing is okay because we are able to negotiate costs. However, the solution should make an effort to adjust the pricing so that we can get the same pricing in Morocco as we would get in the United States.

What other advice do I have?

We use all deployment models, including cloud and on-premises. I'd recommend the solution; I'd rate it nine out of ten.
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