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2019-08-08T07:02:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Db2 Database?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 20Real User

It's hard to separate out the exact pricing. It's bundled; you can't compare head-to-head against Oracle and SQL server at that point, as the costing is embedded inside of the purchase of the operating system software.

2021-08-30T15:48:08Z
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Top 20Real User

There is an issue with IBM licenses pricing which is expensive, and it's the main downside of buying IBM products or databases.

2021-07-20T11:10:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We normally handle large size businesses and as far as I am aware, the license is negotiable based on the number of users and the quantitative data.

2021-06-04T13:09:46Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years.

2021-04-14T07:01:01Z
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Top 20Real User

We did not buy it. It came with our hardware without any complimentary maintenance. If I compare Db2 Database with Oracle Database, its price is lower than Oracle Database.

2020-10-29T01:27:27Z
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Top 20MSP

The pricing is done by our pricing team and the quotes are given to the client's finance team. So in that sense, I do not have direct experience with the pricing models. I can say that Db2 is less costly than Oracle because I am selling both and I am doing enterprise sales for both. When a customer gets a quote during the buying process, I can see the pricing. The pricing for Db2 is always less than Oracle.

2020-09-15T11:13:33Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't know too much about the pricing of the solution. There may be extra fees on top of just the licensing fee. I'm not sure.

2020-06-18T05:17:54Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

IBM Db2 was much cheaper as a package than using other products. This is because IBM supplied a package with its product. It's an application. So it was much more efficient and a stronger competitor in that regard.

2020-02-26T05:55:00Z
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Top 20MSP

I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.

2019-12-22T06:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The cost is embedded in the price of the backup solution. We know that the backup solution is quite expensive and with each inside license, there is also a database license. We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.

2019-12-19T06:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is pretty expensive and IBM isn't very transparent in their pricing plans. You need to be aware of what your company specifically needs before purchasing anything.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Consultant

Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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