Reviews (1-2 of 2)
January 14, 2020
Score 7 out of 10
We were evaluating database platforms to replace a seven database instance of Sybase which was being used by our application. Our goal was to collapse the data and consolidate it into a single instance. IBM DB2 Big SQL was one of the platforms we did an extensive evaluation of. We were excited about this platform because it gave us the ability to have a single database connection to connect to multiple disparate data stores. Our goal was to simplify our environment, our application and improve our performance. This was just being evaluated by our department and was not in use elsewhere at the time we did the evaluation.
Read Gene Baker's full review
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.
August 26, 2019
Score 7 out of 10
IBM DB2 Big SQL is being used as a database to record fact table transactions in our downstream operations. It is being used by the IT department as a core database but focusing on legacy application support. It solves the problem of storing and retrieving mission critical data that is primarily relational.
Read John Spies's full review
IBM Db2 is a legacy database and is primarily great for supporting certain legacy applications. It's simply not as competitive as many solutions on the market now.
Db2 Big SQL Scorecard Summary
About Db2 Big SQL
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.
Db2 Big SQL Technical Details