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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

It's a great tool when building the software, the ability to add SQL and No-SQL databases. Very convenient to write the queries and generate the filtered data we require. Gives the ability to export, import databases of various formats and generate reports from them.It might not be suitable if you want the data to be seen in a visualized manner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

DB2

  • 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.
J.R. Bullington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

  • Table filters are simple and easy to use
  • I love the ability to install plugins: Export tables to Laravel migrations is one of our most used plugins
  • Super easy to connect to local Docker containers, Vagrant and remote DBs through SSH
Ilyas Bakouch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DB2

  • IBM is really behind in delivering developer tools. They pride themselves on Data Studio, but it is just frustrating.
  • Marketing. Horrible to do a Google search and get returns for a COMPLETELY different product, for z/os. Why they share the same name is beyond me. Better marketing would also increase the user base and help the product mature.
  • Slower than the competition to roll out next-generation features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

  • It crashes CONSTANTLY. If you have more than one connection tab open and close one of them, it crashes. If you just have it open in the background, it randomly crashes. If you're using it, it randomly crashes. When you try to send a crash report, the CRASH REPORTER CRASHES.
  • Can be a bit slow.
  • No way that I'm aware of to query multiple databases in the same query.
Jake Schlingman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DB2

DB2 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is required to support our business unit
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

No score
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Usability

DB2

DB2 5.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
J.R. Bullington | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

No score
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Reliability and Availability

DB2

DB2 9.9
Based on 10 answers
DB2 for i is extremely stable. I've experienced system slowdowns and performance issues on badly configured systems or badly configured system accessing the DB but that's it, never had a problem caused purely by the software. Support is also pretty good.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

No score
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Performance

DB2

DB2 9.6
Based on 10 answers
The performances are exceptional if you take care to maintain the database. It is a very powerful tool and at the same time very easy to use. In our installation, we expect a DB machine on the mainframe with access to the database through ODBC connectors directly from branch servers, with fabulous end users experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

No score
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Support Rating

DB2

No score
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Sequel Pro

Sequel Pro 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It's open-source and very convenient to work with. I can easily import any database I want using a data dump and runt the queries on them to derive the data insights on the data. I might want to use Excel to visualize that, that might be one of the disadvantages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DB2

DB2 is a similar product that is most respected. Oracle might be supported in a broader context, but DB2 is superior on every platform where the choice is there. Licensing is also a factor in which DB2 is much better, which might offset any cost differences. DB2 support is also much better at all tiers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

Sequel Pro's major competitor is Oracle's MySQL Workbench, a multi-platform MySQL server management software. While MySQL Workbench is more robust and feature complete, it doesn't beat Sequel Pro in terms of simplicity while providing all the power a pro would need.
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DB2

DB2 8.7
Based on 10 answers
It can grow as your company grows. It also plays well with Crystal Reports and other BI software once you create an ODBC connection for the DB. It can be managed with SQL management studio so no extra software is needed for that.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

No score
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Return on Investment

DB2

  • Positive - Very good performance as compared to other traditional DBs.
  • Positive - Transaction and query search are made easy from a DB level with good performance, also runs on top scape on AIX servers.
  • Negative - There is always room for improvement, such as Webex queries and the GUI base tool. Also the available support documentation should be improved.
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sequel Pro

  • The user interface is great. Since all of our computers are macOS based, we can all use it and share knowledge with our colleagues
  • It enables me to make things in such a faster way that it enables us to spend our time with coding and providing more solutions to our clients
  • The workflow is much improved with the import and export feature, so we don't waste time with that kind of work.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DB2

General

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

Sequel Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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