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Score 8.9 out of 100
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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’s easy to integrate if you are already on IBM cloud, and even if you are not you can still explore the whole package with their free Lite plan and some service credits they offer.
  • Unlimited clusters without any performance degradation is a nice selling point. The smaller cluster size seems to work since it is only the computer, and not mixed with storage.
  • The connection to Watson Studio helps manage your jobs as you submit them to the cluster, and this is a nice easy relationship with Analytics Engine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

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

Cons

IBM Analytics Engine

  • I would like to see a more robust version of their online help
  • The speed of their business support is adequate, but I kind of expect more from such a powerhouse.
  • Problems with duration of cluster life
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

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

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 8.7
Based on 2 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

We did an evaluation of Google Analytics and Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics in comparison to the IBM Analytics Engine product. We choose the product offering from IBM because we felt that for our company, this product offered a more complete and comprehensive package to satisfy our data analytics needs. We also appreciated that this product is coming from IBM, and we have a long-standing partnership with them and they have provided us with many valuable products and services over the years.
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

  • Increasing learning success. My class and I were able to practice real tools
  • The only downsize is without the school, it would be unaffordable to use the tools
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Db2 Big SQL

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

Pricing Details

IBM Analytics Engine

General

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

Db2 Big SQL

General

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

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