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Db2

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Score 8.5 out of 100

MySQL

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Attribute Ratings

  • Db2 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • MySQL is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Db2

87%
41 Ratings
8.5

MySQL

85%
133 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Db2

90%
3 Ratings
9.9

MySQL

99%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Db2

80%
3 Ratings
10.0

MySQL

100%
6 Ratings

Availability

9.5

Db2

95%
24 Ratings

MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.9

Db2

99%
18 Ratings

MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Db2

85%
4 Ratings
8.6

MySQL

86%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Db2

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

MySQL

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.5

Db2

95%
15 Ratings

MySQL

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

Excellent product, very manageable across multiple platforms, paramount in recovery and backups. It has an automated system with great features that allow data to be stored easily. We have this software that is the best base for the data for a load of a quantity of data. With this relational database tool, we obtain excellent service in the company with excellent achievements. It has a quality technical service that makes what seems complicated easy.
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Oracle

For smaller database backends, this product works well. Our backend printer management software is using MySQL as its backend and we have not had any issues since it went live 2 years ago. It's also free so no licensing worries.
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Pros

IBM

  • DB2 maintains itself very well. The Task Scheduler component of DB2 allows for statistics gathering and reorganization of indexes and tables without user interaction or without specific knowledge of cron or Windows Task Scheduler / Scheduled jobs.
  • Its use of ASYNC, NEARSYNC, and SYNC HADR (High Availability Disaster Recovery ) models gives you a range of options for maintaining a very high uptime ratio. Failover from PRIMARY to SECONDARY becomes very easy with just a single command or windowed mouse click.
  • Task Scheduler ( DB2 9.7 and earlier ) allows for jobs to be run within other jobs, and exit and error codes can define what other jobs are run. This allows for ease of maintenance without third party softwares.
  • Tablespace usage and automatic storage help keep your data segmented while at rest, making partitioning easier.
  • Ability to run commands via CLI (Command Line Interface) or via Control Center / Data Studio ( DB2 10.x+) makes administration a breeze.
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Oracle

  • Security: is embedded at each level in MySQL. Authentication mechanisms are in place for configuring user access and even service account access to applications. MySQL is secure enough under the hood to store your sensitive information. Also, additional plugins are available that sit on top of MySQL for even tighter security.
  • Widely adopted: MySQL is used across the industry and is trusted the most. Therefore, if you face any problems, simply Google it and you shall land in plenty of forums. This is a great relief as when you are in a need of help, you can find it right in your browser.
  • Lightweight application: MySQL is not a heavy application. However, the data you store in the database can get heavy with time, but as in the configuration and MySql application files, those are not very heavy and can easily be installed on legacy systems as well.
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Cons

IBM

  • everything about Db2 is 'heavy', even the Community edition and some of the clients
  • difficult to configure for beginners /option overload
  • LUW and z platforms have minor inconsistencies that really should be a non-issue
  • support seems to be declining in terms of quality/quickness of responses
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Oracle

  • Although you can add the data you require as more and more data is added, the fixity of it becomes more critical.
  • As the demand, size, and use of the system increase, you may also need to change or acquire more equipment on your servers, although this is an internal inconvenience for the company.
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Pricing Details

Db2

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Db2 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Db2 Standard EditionContact us1
Db2 Advanced EditionContact us2
Db2 on Cloud Standard993
Db2 on Cloud Enterprise9464
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex One8985
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex34516
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex Performance13,6517
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex for AWS2,9578
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex Performance for AWS13,6519
Db2 on Cloud Lite010

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

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MySQL

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

MySQL editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    Since our services are running in IBM Kubernetes, using IBM Cloud Databases seem to be the best option. It may provide better performance than other vendors as everything is running in the same cloud. The overall experience so far is good as well.
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    Oracle

    For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
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    Usability

    IBM

    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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    Oracle

    I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
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    Reliability and Availability

    IBM

    To maximize availability, just provide backup data sharing files with each other. The DB2 self-protects itself from interruptions and there are many error messages to intercept to avoid the crash. OOTB, the guarantee of reliability is very high. Undoubtedly, the true enterprise solution that guarantees the business. No doubt at all.
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    Oracle

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    IBM

    DB2 for i has very good performance and great tools to monitor and tune that performance as well. IBM Navigator for i, an integrated management interface, allows for real-time monitoring of user-defined parameters. Index Advisor, SQL Plan Cache and other ACS tools allow the DBE to further tune the performance and even change those settings depending on the time of day or workload running.
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    Oracle

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    IBM

    Easily the best product support team. :) Whenever we have questions, they have answered those in a timely manner and we like how they go above and beyond to help.
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    Oracle

    The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
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    Implementation Rating

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    Oracle

    1. Estimate your data size. 2. Test, test, and test.
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    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    Microsoft SQL Server and IBM Db2 both [have] their own advantages and performance optimization mechanism, but IDM Db2 is ahead on the race when we want better security and [easy] database management on the cloud. We [do not need to install Microsoft SQL Server in our remote server, we can directly use DB2 on Cloud and connect within [a] few minutes. It provides Auto-scaling without [downtime], [in] which users don't get any glitches or errors.
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    Oracle

    MongoDB is an application oriented solution with unstructured data. Percona Server for MySQL is a good solution when looking for performance peaks and the amount of data grows continuously over time. MySQL is the ideal solution when we have a data schema defined and we do not have great requirements at the performance level.
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    Scalability

    IBM

    This IBM service is perfect for companies that have other services that can be integrated as in other IBM software; in relation to its scalability, I cannot give a precise opinion; based on the fact that it is an IBM database service, I consider that its The level of scalability is acceptable, but I don't think it will have an amazing level of enhanced growth, the company took advantage of this service to store important data, and it is used as an integrated module of another IBM product.
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    Oracle

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • 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.
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    Oracle

    • It has made site management through a CMS like WordPress or Drupal infinitely easier to manage.
    • It is a critical part of the LAMP, WAMP and MAMP stack and has been a major driver of innovation in the content-management-system space, pushing site and web-application development toward greater democratization.
    • It has proved to be very reliable and easy to set up and administer and saves me tremendous time troubleshooting query and performance issues.
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