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Amazon Aurora

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DB2

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Amazon Aurora

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DB2

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora should be considered for those who need a fast and reliable cloud database service. It includes the main features of a MySQL database, using the latest trends in architectural principals. It ensures out-of-the-box fault-tolerance and high scalability. It is also very important for those who don’t want to worry about features and security updates. As the price is higher than a standard MySQL for instance, it should only be considered for higher applications where performance and scalability is really important.
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DB2

DB2 is very robust on both Z/OS and Linux platforms while it has room for improvement on Unix and Windows platforms. It is very robust and the best feature is the error warning system using SQL - whether it is a simple SQL or complex SQL. It can be used in remote locations over LAN and hence a centralized database would be sufficient.
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Pros

  • The MySQL compatibility meant we didn't have to change anything in our system which used to run on a MySQL database. It was a very simple configuration change to point at the new instance once set up
  • Much better performance than our previous MySQL database (hosted on AWS RDS) for lower costs due to the way storage is managed
  • Storage management is much more simple as it grows and shrinks with you without having to allocate and deallocate storage to the database
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  • Is platform specific to Z/OS, Linux, Unix and hence can be leveraged in a customized manner
  • Error handling is the most important feature with warnings
  • Very robust database performance in the SQL schema
  • Allows shared access to the database using LAN in remote branch offices
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Cons

  • Without direct access to the instances it isn't possible to do a few things you'd be able to do if you were running your own database server, but this is rarely an issue
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  • Some of DB2 system management tasks can be a bit cumbersome.
  • Rather than adding new features, it would be much better to enhance and expand some of the existing features.
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DB28.0
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Because it is required to support our business unit
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Usability

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DB25.0
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You have to be well versed in using the technology, not only from a GUI interface but from a command line interface to successfully use this software to its fullest.
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Reliability and Availability

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DB29.6
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This is the strongest database engine out there; I never saw it fail a recovery. It does have some bugs however.
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Performance

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DB29.2
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By leveraging range partitioning we have great performance with the right access plan. We have many tables with billions of rows and terabytes in size.
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Alternatives Considered

Using cloud-based services such as RDS or Aurora take all the hassle out of managing database servers yourself. It also gives you the flexibility to easily spin up and down additional instances and as when required. Where Aurora outshines RDS is in terms of performance - we saw around 2-5x improvement in query read times across the board.
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Scalability

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DB29.2
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Purescale can scale with smaller servers, we also have large Power system for analytics and reporting
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Return on Investment

  • Moderately reduced database running costs
  • Improved performance of database cluster which in turn has had a positive impact on the response times of our API services
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  • Using the SAP / DB2 licensing model, we saved over a million in licensing fees over the competitor.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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DB2

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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DB2 More Information