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Db2

Overview

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.

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Db2 Review

8 out of 10
April 29, 2024
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Db2 is the database of choice for all our mainframe applications in our organization. Many mission critical applications are using Db2 …
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Db2 Review

9 out of 10
February 13, 2024
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Db2 has been a critical component of our organization's data management strategy, delivering several advantages to satisfy our business …
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9 out of 10
February 07, 2024
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DB2 helps design, store, and handle large collections of data. DB2 provides both on-premises and cloud hosting solutions. DB2 can be …
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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
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Offerings

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

What is Db2?

IBM Db2 empowers developers, DBAs, and enterprise architects to run low-latency transactions and real-time analytics equipped for the most demanding workloads.

From microservices to AI workloads, Db2 is a hybrid database providing availability, built-in refined security, scalability, and intelligent automation for systems.


Availability

Mission critical environments require continuous availability and tolerance for failure. Db2 availability enables users to run workloads without interruption.

Built-in security

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

Scalability

Db2 grows with users, scaling up and out as workloads evolve and performance needs change.

Automation

Built-in container operators automate time-consuming database tasks, while keeping the business running. Users can build apps while using Db2's advanced workload management automation and ML-optimized query engine.


Db2 can be run in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments.
Free Trials available here: https://ibm.biz/BdSWMA

Db2 Integrations

Db2 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, UNIX
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and Google Cloud SQL are common alternatives for Db2.

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Db2 are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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April 29, 2024

Db2 Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Db2 is much more scalable and available then other Databases such as MariaDB, Ingres, Sysbase, Informix etc Oracle is good but comes close to Db2.
Db2 is multi platofrom and when it comes to mainframe there is no other choice then Db2 for the database. Tools available for Db2 are far better then tools available for other databases.
Aman Makwana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Considering Price, features configurations timelines of the IBM Db2 we found that is very Robust in Scalability, Reliability, Highly Available. also, we are already a IBM products user and we are much satisfied with the overall product as well as customer support from IBM team. This brings us to use Db2 in our organisation.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Db2 is more scalable, reliable, and easily configurable than all the products that we evaluated. We were already using some of the services provided by IBM and were satisfied with the support and pricing. This led us to select Db2 as our database management system.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
With the other two mentioned above, I needed to have processes and frameworks that executed outside of the environment driving DB management operations. Yes, these are completely different solutions; however, the support you get for framework, library, and language support allows for runtime at a different layer than with other solutions.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have experience with the above-mentioned similar products but mainly with MySQL. In terms of speed and query optimization capabilities, Db2 is far ahead in comparison to MySQL. Because of various issues like scalability, multiple departments hitting DB together causing failures, etc., we decided to switch to Db2. In terms of data security also, we were facing a number of issues with MySQL which is not the case with Db2.
Somnath Nayek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
unlike other database Db2 work in diffent concept.most of the org use db to manage huge chuck of data and process faster with less time.other database will be failed to do such task or success rate will be less
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Before selecting Db2, I had the opportunity to work with three different products: MySQL, IBM API Connect, and IBM Cloud Databases.MySQL is a very popular and effective relational database management system, especially known for its ease of use and reliability. While working with MySQL, I appreciated its flexibility and vast support community. However, when it came to handling large volumes of data and high availability resources, I felt I needed a more robust solution like Db2.
Prajwal Shetty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
IBM Db2 suite is an object-relational database, and due to its strong fundamentals, it stands apart from the rest of the products. With the rich user experience it provides, customers most likely use this product. It also provides a wide range of features like Disaster recovery data replication & high availability, and zero downtime, making it easy for the business use case.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Compared to similar products, Db2 shared common Relational DataBase Management System (RDBMS) features such as SQL support, data integrity, Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation and Durability (ACID) Compliance and concurrency control. However, the Db2 is designed for scalability, supporting both horizontal and vertical scaling. It also integrated with AI and machine learning tools and offers deployment flexibility, including on-premise and cloud environments.
Michael Attea | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Tried tested true and dependable. Main distinguishing factor however is the ongoing time in which it has been relied on, the preference by some stakeholders for ensuring sensitive data security, and its flexibility
Sharang Dwivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Db2 is one of the oldest and mature rdbms available in the market. IBM products were already been used in the organization. Cost effective in terms of licensing.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We tried MS SQL. However, MS SQL is one of the most widely used in enterprise management. However, that is mostly compatible with Microsoft services and does not provide much strength with outside applications. db2 is also open-independent and compatible with cross-platforms, so it is beneficial.
Rohan Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Implementation and administration complexity, user learning curves, cost considerations, migration difficulties, and possible support and documentation issues are some of the drawbacks of SAP HANA Cloud. With IBM Db2 it is also incredibly safe, effective, and user-friendly. These days, it's also being utilized in conjunction with a cloud database which is great.
January 31, 2024

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Khushank Sehgal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Db2 stacks up very well against the competition. The overall advantage of using Db2 is it has given us far more better and accurate results. It has lead to a greater client satisfaction than others which we have used / tested so far. It is way better than SAP in so many terms.
Judy L. Berglund | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We actually use both Db2 and Oracle RAC (Realtime Application Clusters). We also have applications that utilize both databases. I guess it comes down to what your experience is and if you prefer working on one over the other.
December 11, 2023

Why use IBM DB2?

Diovani Dupont | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Before selecting Db2, I had the opportunity to work with three different products: MySQL, IBM API Connect and IBM Cloud Databases.MySQL is a very popular and effective relational database management system, especially known for its ease of use and reliability. While working with MySQL, I appreciated its flexibility and vast support community. However, when it came to handling large volumes of data and high availability resources, I felt I needed a more robust solution like Db2.IBM API Connect, on the other hand, is an API management solution that helped me create, run, manage and secure APIs, but it is a tool with a different focus compared to database management systems. Its functionality is complementary to what Db2 offers, but does not replace the capabilities of a dedicated database.Finally, IBM Cloud Databases offers a set of integrated database services in the cloud. Experience with IBM Cloud Databases was valuable, especially in terms of scalability and flexibility in the cloud environment. However, I chose Db2 for its superior performance, advanced security, and robustness in mission-critical environments.In summary, Db2 was selected because of its excellent balance between performance, security, and the ability to handle large volumes of data efficiently. Additionally, its integration with a variety of tools and systems, along with comprehensive support from IBM, made it the ideal choice for our project's specific needs and objectives.
Stewart Locklear | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
DB2 works as good as any of these databases. It is cheaper to run than any of them. It is more solid and stable that SQL server or Netezza. It is very comparable to Oracle for reliabilty.

But for administration, Netezza is a little simpler because it has no indexes. Netezza is also purpose built for data warehousing. It isn't a good transactional database for manufacturing. But administration is far simpler in DB2 that in Oracle or SQL server.
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