IBM Db2 Big SQL vs. Presto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Db2 Big SQL
Score 8.7 out of 10
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IBM offers Db2 Big SQL, an enterprise grade hybrid ANSI-compliant SQL on Hadoop engine, delivering massively parallel processing (MPP) and advanced data query. Big SQL offers a single database connection or query for disparate sources such as HDFS, RDMS, NoSQL databases, object stores and WebHDFS.N/A
Presto
Score 3.1 out of 10
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Presto is an open source SQL query engine designed to run queries on data stored in Hadoop or in traditional databases. Teradata supported development of Presto followed the acquisition of Hadapt and Revelytix.N/A
Pricing
IBM Db2 Big SQLPresto
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Offerings
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Db2 Big SQLPresto
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
IBM Db2 Big SQLPresto
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Db2 Big SQLPresto
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
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.
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Open Source
Presto is for interactive simple queries, where Hive is for reliable processing. If you have a fact-dim join, presto is great..however for fact-fact joins presto is not the solution.. Presto is a great replacement for proprietary technology like Vertica
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Pros
IBM
  • data storage
  • data manipulation
  • data definitions
  • data reliability
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Open Source
  • Linking, embedding links and adding images is easy enough.
  • Once you have become familiar with the interface, Presto becomes very quick & easy to use (but, you have to practice & repeat to know what you are doing - it is not as intuitive as one would hope).
  • Organizing & design is fairly simple with click & drag parameters.
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Cons
IBM
  • Cloud readiness.
  • Ease of implementation.
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Open Source
  • Presto was not designed for large fact fact joins. This is by design as presto does not leverage disk and used memory for processing which in turn makes it fast.. However, this is a tradeoff..in an ideal world, people would like to use one system for all their use cases, and presto should get exhaustive by solving this problem.
  • Resource allocation is not similar to YARN and presto has a priority queue based query resource allocation..so a query that takes long takes longer...this might be alleviated by giving some more control back to the user to define priority/override.
  • UDF Support is not available in presto. You will have to write your own functions..while this is good for performance, it comes at a huge overhead of building exclusively for presto and not being interoperable with other systems like Hive, SparkSQL etc.
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Usability
IBM
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.
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Open Source
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Support Rating
IBM
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!
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
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.
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Open Source
Presto is good for a templated design appeal. You cannot be too creative via this interface - but, the layout and options make the finalized visual product appealing to customers. The other design products I use are for different purposes and not really comparable to Presto.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • better data visibility
  • solid reliability for mission critical data
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Open Source
  • Presto has helped scale Uber's interactive data needs. We have migrated a lot out of proprietary tech like Vertica.
  • Presto has helped build data driven applications on its stack than maintain a separate online/offline stack.
  • Presto has helped us build data exploration tools by leveraging it's power of interactive and is immensely valuable for data scientists.
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