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Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Db2

86%
41 Ratings
8.7

Oracle Exadata

87%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Db2

90%
3 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Db2

80%
3 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.5

Db2

95%
24 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.9

Db2

99%
18 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Db2

85%
4 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.5

Db2

95%
15 Ratings

Oracle Exadata

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

  • First, get the database on Oracle. If you are in an Oracle stack, it would be much better to use the Oracle products. If you are driving a Ferrari, you wouldn’t put a Mercedes engine in it. If you are writing a query, you cannot rely on other brands. Since I'm an architect, when I look for a product, I look for performance.
  • The installation is easy because it comes out-of-the-box and you just start using it.
  • Previous to Oracle Exadata, we were using a normal Oracle RAC service. We were just waiting for this product to come out.
  • I'm currently writing a data warehouse on Exadata. Before this solution, we were aiming for this to be completed by 8 a.m., when our ETLs would finish. With the help of Exadata's special features, this was reduced to 3 a.m. This solution allows us to bring more data within the same time period. It provides us with more subject areas that provide more reports to our users. Our ETL times reduced to 65%, then to 50%.
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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

  • Customize-able for specific functionality optimized for combination of online transaction or analytical processing.
  • Ability to serve mix workloads with resource management feature enables prioritizing allocation for certain workload.
  • Scale-able on-premise with compatibility for cloud deployment offers flexible solution for organization considering to transition from on-premise solution.
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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

  • Patching can often become quite involved and convoluted. It should be more transparent and straightforward.
  • Storage metrics can be difficult and time consuming to obtain.
  • Basic administrative functions can be hard to repair when discovered.
  • Vendor support can take a while to obtain. Generally several attempts are necessary to reach the right area of vendor expertise.
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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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Oracle Exadata

Starting Price

$2.9,032 Per Unit

Editions & Modules

Oracle Exadata editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Quarter Rack$14.51621
Database Server$2.90322

Footnotes

  1. Per Unit
  2. Per Unit

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

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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

No answers on this topic

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

No answers on this topic

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

Oracle Exadata Database Machine had the best performance overall hands down. It clearly beat the competition and we were seeing 1000X improvement on SAP HANA. Oracle Exadata Database Machine beat that without us refactoring our code. To achieve that in HANA, we had to refactor the code somewhat. Now this was for our limited POC of 5 use cases. Given the large number of stored procedures we had in Sybase, we need to capture more production metrics but we are seeing incredible performance.
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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

  • Single support from a single vendor with both machine and database from Oracle, which is costing us less.
  • With Exadata, we need less technical manpower and less technical support. A business transaction with the integrated and centralized database helps us focus on other business needs.
  • We don't need to buy additional licenses and Hardware for the next 3 to 5 years.
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