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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service is great when you need a Database solution that can work for you very fast. It is also a great solution when you need a system that can scale to handle very large amounts of data. You can get set up with a complex, large database eco-system in minutes/hours, and have the best security and backups scheduled. The alternative to doing this would typically be hiring one or more very experienced database professionals for not just the implementation, but also on staff to handle the periodic maintenance necessary.
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DB2

DB2 is suitable for any use. The main one is certainly the creation of an online database that can be queried online through TP queries and through batch reports. It is necessary to take care of the database maintenance to allow maximum performance, for this, there are the utilities that help the system operators to do it.
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Pros

Amazon RDS

  • End-to-end management of your database -- including configuration, handling security, and maintenance.
  • Offers compatibility with many (and the most popular) database technologies -- including but not limited to MySQL, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB.
  • Makes backups and replications very easy, which is one of the toughest things to do effectively.
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DB2

  • Business intelligence - Allows for querying of the data to create reports
  • Flexibility - It scales based on your need
  • Robust - Can connect with reporting software such Crystal Reports to build even prettier reports.
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Cons

Amazon RDS

  • It's a little bit complex for new users to understand all configurations.
  • Security group creation and maintenance is time-consuming.
  • Costly for small organizations.
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DB2

  • DB2 for Unix has definite room for improvement when compared to competition
  • GUI can be much better than what it is now
  • Data base engine can be faster
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS

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DB2

DB2 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is required to support our business unit
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Usability

Amazon RDS

No score
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DB2

DB2 5.0
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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

Amazon RDS

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DB2

DB2 9.6
Based on 9 answers
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

Amazon RDS

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DB2

DB2 9.1
Based on 9 answers
There are some issues with intra-parallelism, as there also are with Oracle and SQL Server.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS provides more configuration ability, and also it's scalable and highly available for real-time response to the complex query.
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DB2

DB2 is much more robust than Oracle or mySQL when used in the Z/OS or Linux platform as it has the best error detection/warning system and also is very fast when accessed over the LAN in remote branch locations. It is scalable to a limited extent though as is the case in all relational database management systems. It is a high availability data base that can support mission critical applications in an enterprise and has had a proven track record over the last 30 years.
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Scalability

Amazon RDS

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DB2

DB2 8.3
Based on 9 answers
Sometimes scalability is searched when not needed.
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Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • Allowed us to quickly throw together a database solution for a growing application that had outgrown its current solution. In a couple of days we had a highly available cost efficient database up and running that was easy to connect to the applications existing infrastructure.
  • Some of our sysadmins didnt appreciate the restrictions that aws RDS placed on their ability to manage and monitor the databases that were assigned to them. Many opted for more intricate database systems for our longstanding applications so that they could ensure everything was running well and no data was being compromised.
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DB2

  • Using the SAP / DB2 licensing model, we saved over a million in licensing fees over the competitor.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

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
Additional Pricing Details

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