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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena

Amazon Athena is well suited for those who want to be able to use SQL queries to look at and analyze their data. Once you get up and running with the system and have all of your preferences ironed out, this is a very simple to understand and easy to use program that can help make information-based decisions. How could you not love that!?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

Db2 is not a solution that I recommend. We have a lot of experience and we are not satisfied with the product or the support that we received. Because of the way our environment works, serving branches, it becomes a challenge to satisfy the customers or users.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon Athena
8.3
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Automatic software patching
Amazon Athena
8.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Database scalability
Amazon Athena
8.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Automated backups
Amazon Athena
8.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Database security provisions
Amazon Athena
9.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon Athena
9.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Automatic host deployment
Amazon Athena
8.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

Pros

Amazon Athena

  • Pay only for the data you store. Huge money-saver right there.
  • Being able to query using a browser-based system.
  • Compatibility with other programs is a nice feature that is very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Athena

  • I wish that the program provided individualized access for different users instead of everyone seeing everything.
  • Initial setup can be a bit tedious for those unfamiliar with this type of querying.
  • Support can be a little lacking when it comes to additional features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • We have been facing some challenges with Db2 when scaling up the operations in terms of availability. It becomes a single point of failure and it pollutes the whole system, leaving us challenges in serving the traffic. This is the reason that we are considering migrating to Oracle.
  • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes per second and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
  • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on make-shift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Athena

No answers on this topic

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Athena

  • Aided in decision making processes that has saved money for departments and the company.
  • The program takes over doing the majority of the work that used to be manual for a lot of people. Fantastic time-saver.
  • The program makes other programs not as useful as they once were, which helped save money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on makeshift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
  • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon Athena

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Athena Editions & Modules

Edition
Price per Query$5.001
  1. per TB of Data Scanned
Additional Pricing Details

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
dashDB Entry50 / month1
dashDB EnterpriseVaries
dashDB Enterprise MPPVaries
dashDB Entry (Free)$03
  1. Per instance
  2. Up to 50 GB
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena
9.0
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
2.0

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