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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.


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


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


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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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, UNIX
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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.


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Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Resolve issue of on-time database availability
  • We no need to worry about database size and storage.
  • Standard and Enterprise plans based on users requirements.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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  • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on makeshift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
  • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Positive : We have relied on this Db for more than 5 years (I have been relying for 3 years) and we were extremely comfortable to say that we surely got a high ROI.
  • Positive : Maintenance teams have mentioned many times that IBM is more cost-effective than Oracle when it comes to maintaining the DB.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • ROI on DB2 for i is hard to calculate since it's integrated into IBM i but having the ability to micro-partition the machine and spin up additional LPARs without licensing issues (within the entitled capacity, of course) brings flexibility.
  • A lot of great tools are bundled with IBM i, and most of them are DB2 related. DBEs have most of the tools they need to monitor and tune the database right from the start.