Db2

Db2

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Db2

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Pricing

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Db2 on Cloud Lite

$0

Cloud

Db2 on Cloud Standard

$99

Cloud
per month

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Flex One

$898

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.ibm.com/analytics/db2

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Db2?

IBM Db2 enables developers, DBAs, and data architects to run low-latency transactions and real-time analytics equipped for the most demanding workloads. From global banking to sustainable energy, Db2 is the tested, resilient, and hybrid database providing the availability, security, and scalability for the systems that run the world.


Availability

Mission critical environments require continuous availability. Deploy availability enabling users to run workloads without interruption.

Scalability

Db2 grows with the user. Scale Db2 up and out as workloads evolve and as performance needs change.

Security

Db2 protects data with in-motion and at-rest encryption, auditing, data masking, row/column access controls, and role-based access.


Db2 can be run in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments.

Db2 Features

  • Supported: Data compression
  • Supported: Query Compressed Data
  • Supported: Elastic scaling
  • Supported: Continual data ingestion
  • Supported: In-memory analytics
  • Supported: In-database ML
  • Supported: Multi model
  • Supported: Data Lake integration
  • Supported: High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR)
  • Supported: Continuous availability
  • Supported: In-motion and at-rest encryption
  • Supported: Data auditing
  • Supported: Data masking
  • Supported: Row/column access controls
  • Supported: Role based access
  • Supported: Label-based access

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Db2 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, UNIX
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Db2?

DB2 is a family of relational database software solutions offered by IBM. It includes standard Db2 and Db2 Warehouse editions, either deployable on-cloud, or on-premise.

What is Db2's best feature?

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Db2?

The most common users of Db2 are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I did not choose DB2 over any other database engine, the corporation we are currently working for uses all of them for different companies/systems/departments and we need to consolidate data from all of them into a single data warehouse. DB2 is one of the many different data sources we have to work with, and we are able to interact with it without any complication or extra effort.
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft SQL Server and IBM Db2 both [have] their own advantages and performance optimization mechanism, but IDM Db2 is ahead on the race when we want better security and [easy] database management on the cloud. We [do not need to install Microsoft SQL Server in our remote server, we can directly use DB2 on Cloud and connect within [a] few minutes. It provides Auto-scaling without [downtime], [in] which users don't get any glitches or errors.
Valarie Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Db2 on Cloud is very cheap and easy to install with a large capacity to store XML data and its robustness in the speed to access information on this platform is incredible. It is very easy to upgrade this platform and it is rich in many tools and features. It integrates well with other tools and its ever-improving platform.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Obviously Microsoft SQL Server has its own service and usage, but IBM Db2 has it's own requirements and service based on application requirements you select.
Advantage of IBM DB2 over Microsoft SQL Server is that it provides Graphical user interface and CLPPlus Command line interface.
IBM Db2 on Cloud provides Lite plans for community for developers to learn and execute queries.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The experience of having the database in the cloud opens an opportunity for improvement and innovation for our department, which makes us want to implement this solution over a traditional local solution.
Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have also used Microsoft Azure SQL Database, which is better than IBM Db2 on Cloud in the number of ways. However, with IBM Db2 on Cloud, most of the new developers will be able to spin up a new instance of the database with very little effort. Its free lite plan is best to check out the service.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Db2 was our on-prem and the obvious way to go over to the cloud. As it was our native application, it was easy to migrate on-prem to cloud with ease. The new IBM PureData system for Analytics is on Netezza, which is a great appliance and easy-to-use & supports Business Intelligence and DSS systems at a cheaper cost. IBM Db2 on Cloud is great in having a compression feature and the in-memory system in BLU making it easy to deploy and support (better than HANA) with lower cost.
Score 9 out of 10
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I have not been a part of other database evaluations because this does what we need it do for our ERP system. However I have worked with other databases and them seem to require much more "hands on" assistance than DB2 does.
Score 7 out of 10
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IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
Score 10 out of 10
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In the phase of software selection, to which I have unfortunately not participated, other alternatives existed. In fact, it is the only easy-to-use multi-platform enterprise level that ensures CKE the skill created is an investment for the company. In comparison with the other tools, it has won the choice of reliability and investment on a product that will last over time.
April 14, 2017

DB2 LUW PROS and CONS

Score 9 out of 10
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Price aspect is good with DB2, db2 Blu as was disappointing it couldn't compete with IQ. pureScale was disappointing and couldn't compete with Oracle RAC. Pros of using db2 is that it is admin friendly. Also it has a lot of flexibility with memory management which other RDMs don't have. DB2 can accommodate more numbers of db2 on a smaller hardware and [this] not possible with others.