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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Db2 on Cloud

A great product - would not shy away at all. It has some great features that makes it easy to read and write. Their on-memory technology for on-prem is good and overall it's user friendly with its approach. I even like the IBM product support team on helping out on our issues. There is massive community support over online bugs and seems like one of my best go to tools for Data Science.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

Your upcoming app can be built faster on a fully managed SQL database and can be moved into Azure with a few to no application code changes. Flexible and responsive server less computing and Hyperscale storage can cope with your changing requirements and one of the main benefits is the reduction in costs, which is noticeable.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Db2 on Cloud
8.2
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Automatic software patching
Db2 on Cloud
8.6
Azure SQL Database
8.7
Database scalability
Db2 on Cloud
9.5
Azure SQL Database
9.6
Automated backups
Db2 on Cloud
7.6
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Database security provisions
Db2 on Cloud
7.7
Azure SQL Database
9.0
Monitoring and metrics
Db2 on Cloud
6.8
Azure SQL Database
8.8
Automatic host deployment
Db2 on Cloud
8.7
Azure SQL Database
8.9

Pros

Db2 on Cloud

  • Easy to manage.
  • Auto backups are available.
  • Always Availablity feature.
  • No downtime.
Rizwan Ali Joo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • Maintenance is always an issue, so using a cloud solution saves a lot of trouble.
  • On premise solutions always suffer from fragmented implementations here and there, where several "dba's" keep track of security and maintenance. With a cloud database it's much easier to keep a central overview.
  • Security options in SQL database are next level... data masking, hiding sensitive data where always neglected on premise, whereas you'll get this automatically in the cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Db2 on Cloud

  • UI : the UI can be improved to a great extent. Ideally we would want to see the UI/UX to match with latest trends.
  • Limitation to a 15TB database size for any edition below than ES for on-prem. I am sure Cloud solves it, but falls in the same range as others (sometimes higher), making it maybe not the first one to go to.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • One needs to be aware that some T-SQL features are simply not available.
  • The programmatic access to server, trace flags, hardware from within Azure SQL Database is taken away (for a good reason).
  • No SQL Agent so your jobs need to be orchestrated differently.
  • The maximum concurrent logins maybe an unexpected problem.
  • Sudden disconnects.
  • The developers and admin must study the capacity and tier usage limits https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-subscription-service-limits otherwise some errors or even transaction aborts never seen before can occur.
  • Only one Latin Collation choice.
  • There is no way to debug T-SQL ( a big drawback in my point of view).
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Db2 on Cloud

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Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This is best solution as a DBA one could expect from a service provider and as a cloud service, it removes all your hassles.
Zimran Azim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Db2 on Cloud

Db2 on Cloud 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We give the support a high rating simply because every time we've had issues or questions, representatives were in contact with us quickly. Without fail, our issues/questions were handled in a timely matter. That kind of response is integral when client data integrity and availability is in question. There is also a wealth of documentation for resolving issues on your own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Db2 on Cloud

IBM Db2 is cheap, easy to use, and less human intervention is required.
Rizwan Ali Joo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

We moved away from Oracle and NoSQL because we had been so reliant on them for the last 25 years, the pricing was too much and we were looking for a way to cut the cord. Snowflake is just too up in the air, feels like it is soon to be just another line item to add to your Azure subscription. Azure was just priced right, easy to migrate to and plenty of resources to hire to support/maintain it. Very easy to learn, too.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Db2 on Cloud

  • Not as much business as in Pakistan.
  • It has yet to get developed in the market.
  • Rather new for many customers.
Rizwan Ali Joo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure SQL Database

  • Perfect for small and medium databases, being very cost effective.
  • As a Platform as a Service, there is no concern about patches, upgrades and end of life.
  • Be aware of security and network capabilities. The service cannot run in the VNET as Azure Virtual Machines do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Db2 on Cloud

General

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

Db2 on Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Azure SQL Database

General

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

Azure SQL Database Editions & Modules

Edition
2 vCORE$0.50441
6 vCORE$1.51311
10 vCORE$2.521
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Db2 on Cloud
8.6
Azure SQL Database
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Db2 on Cloud
Azure SQL Database
8.0

Support Rating

Db2 on Cloud
9.0
Azure SQL Database
9.0

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