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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Db2 Big SQL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

IBM Analytics Engine

87%
10 Ratings
9.0

Db2 Big SQL

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

IBM Analytics Engine

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Db2 Big SQL

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

IBM Analytics Engine

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Db2 Big SQL

88%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Analytics Engine

  • Well suited for my big data related project or a static data set analysis especially for uploading huge dataset to the cluster.
  • But had some issues with connecting IoT real-time data and feeding to Power BI. It might be my understanding please take it as a mere comment rather than a suggestion.
Prasanna Nattuthurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

My recommendation obviously would depend on the application. But I think given the right requirements, IBM DB2 Big SQL is definitely a contender for a database platform. Especially when disparate data and multiple data stores are involved. I like the fact I can use the product to federate my data and make it look like it's all in one place. The engine is high performance and if you desire to use Hadoop, this could be your platform.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Analytics Engine

  • It integrates easily with other IBM Watson Data Platform services thus improving collaboration.
  • The use of object storage helps to protect data and improve availability.
  • Users can spin up Hadoop and Spark clusters within minutes and manage them from a single point of control.
Christopher Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • data storage
  • data manipulation
  • data definitions
  • data reliability
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Analytics Engine

  • I find most of the functions user friendly and most importantly best fits in multi business setup and users easily adapt to the system. Also, you get a lot done in a very short period of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • Cloud readiness.
  • Ease of implementation.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Analytics Engine

General

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

Starting Price

Db2 Big SQL

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

IBM Analytics Engine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Db2 Big SQL

Db2 Big SQL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
IBM DB2 is a solid service but hasn't seen much innovation over the past decade. It gets the job done and supports our IT operations across digital so it is fair.
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Analytics Engine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Db2 Big SQL

Db2 Big SQL 8.8
Based on 4 answers
IBM did a good job of supporting us during our evaluation and proof of concept. They were able to provide all necessary guidance, answer questions, help us architect it, etc. We were pleased with the support provided by the vendor. I will caveat and say this support was all before the sale, however, we have a ton of IBM products and they provide the same high level of support for all of them. I didn't see this being any different. I give IBM support two thumbs up!
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Analytics Engine

IBM Analytics is a great tool and a welcome addition to your overall IBM strategy. I think in cases of tools like this, you either go with what your platform works best with or you go completely different with a 3rd party, like Snowflake. We are an Azure shop and just happened to have a division on IBM and wanted to give it a try. Performance-wise it stacks up against the other platform-specific tools, so you should feel comfortable when your data strategy tips in favor of needing more organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

MS SQL Server was ruled out given we didn't feel we could collapse environments. We thought of MS-SQL as more of a one for one replacement for Sybase ASE, i.e., server for server. SAP HANA was evaluated and given a big thumbs up but was rejected because the SQL would have to be rewritten at the time (now they have an accelerator so you don't have to). Also, there was a very low adoption rate within the enterprise. IBM DB2 Big SQL was not selected even though technically it achieved high scores, because we could not find readily available talent and low adoption rate within the enterprise (basically no adoption at the time). We ended up selecting Exadata because of the high adoption rate within the enterprise even though technically HANA and Big SQL were superior in our evaluations.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Analytics Engine

  • The cost to implement was definitely a plus when it came to choosing the IBM Analytics Engine.
  • While sufficient, the overall support received from IBM was less than that for which we had planned.
  • We were able to separate storage and computing while paving the way for easier cluster administration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

  • better data visibility
  • solid reliability for mission critical data
John Spies | TrustRadius Reviewer

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