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Attribute Ratings

  • Db2 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • SAP IQ is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Db2

87%
41 Ratings
8.0

SAP IQ

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Db2

90%
3 Ratings

SAP IQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Db2

80%
3 Ratings

SAP IQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.5

Db2

95%
24 Ratings

SAP IQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.9

Db2

99%
18 Ratings

SAP IQ

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Db2

85%
4 Ratings
10.0

SAP IQ

100%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.5

Db2

95%
15 Ratings

SAP IQ

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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SAP

Does data compression very well, produces query results very quickly, ability to scale up as data volume/size grow in an organization, row level versioning is in memory and hence the speed. It is a very stable product for large enterprises. More detailed documentation on how to use this product in the initial stages would be really welcome.
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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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SAP

  • Inserting millions of rows of data takes seconds.
  • Aggregating billions of rows of data is insanely fast (compared to Oracle, Sybase, and SQL Server).
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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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SAP

  • The pricing schedule is a bit expensive and cumbersome.
  • Licensing for a virtual machine is difficult to understand.
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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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SAP IQ

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP IQ 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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    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    SAP IQ support is top-notch. I prefer starting all my SAP IQ support tickets with their Instant Messenger, where the majority of our issues are resolved. If it makes it to their ticketing system, they are very prompt at responding and very knowledgeable in the platform.
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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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    SAP

    SAP IQ is perhaps an under-marketed product in the sense that it is able to scale up very well and perform much faster and more efficiently than other products such as Oracle - when we ran multiple large queries on both Sybase IQ and Oracle, we found that that results were much faster in Sybase IQ and this gave the confidence to go for this product.
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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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    SAP

    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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    SAP

    • The ROI over a number of years has been good. Seeing as how we use it for billing, it has an obvious ROI to us.
    • As they have been modifying their licensing structure, it's been difficult to keep up and understand how they work.
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