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Valarie Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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My experience using IBM Db2 on Cloud is very good as retrieving data from the database is very fast and can store large files in the database in an easy way. We are able to store data in a different locations and access it from another different location in an easy and smooth way.
  • Very fast to retrieve data from IBM Db2 on Cloud.
  • Store large files in the database in an easy way.
  • Store data and access it in different locations.
  • Runs and scales well on IBMs power-based platforms.
  • Data recovery and back-ups can be complex to new users.
  • Only runs and scales well on IBM power-based platforms.
  • Can be complex to beginners when migrating XML data.
It is very easy to install and get started quickly and the ability to store data in a different location and access it in another location makes it very convenient for our users. Great platform with back-ups and recovery features and the high security for our data is assured when storing on this platform.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using IBM Db2 on Cloud based on our requirements for storing and manipulating data securely and with on-time availability.
IBM Db2 on Cloud provides that service to store and run queries to retrieve and analyze data on the go.
Our clients are using Db2 for analytics and for enterprise applications.
  • Secirity
  • Availability
  • Multiple interface for manipulating data
  • Providing Standard and Enterprise plans based on users requirements.
  • Autoscaling Database
  • Can provide REST APIs for Other technologies as well.
  • Can improve API Documentation that can easily understand new users.
  • If possible, then can be select more availability zones.
IBM DB2 on Cloud provides Standard and Enterprise plans with specific configurations, which can user select based on their requirements.
It also provides auto scaling of database size without down-time, which actually almost all users/service providers really needed.

IBM DB2 on Cloud is not suitable for those who don't wants to work with SQL Queries.
Caroline Marques | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The IBM Db2 on Cloud solution is being used in our IT department. We have several cloud databases and we use them in the area of ​​software and application development and on our website. The bank has an excellent performance with very fast operations, low latency and high availability with a very reliable service level agreement of 99.9%. And we also have full IBM support for our development area. Deployment was extremely simple and we had support from IBM. We can collect reports and analyze all the data in detail.
  • Excellent IBM support, backed by great engineers.
  • Easy to implement.
  • High availability of 99.999%.
  • Optimal performance and low timeup and timedown.
  • Extracting information quickly.
  • Reports.
  • Automated backups.
  • There is still more documentation that needs to be made available to us.
  • We had minor instabilities in backups.
  • We were unable to find registry information cleaning functions.
In terms of technical and technical support, I recommend the IBM Db2 on Cloud solution. It is an excellent product with easy management and implementation in the cloud and with several integrations as a back end. It can be used with critical services that demand performance-heavy DBMS transactions, as well as light and simple services. Another good point is the great, reliable support that IBM has for solving doubts and technical problems.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are implementing it on a personal level with systems and applications projects under development in order to have a broad first-hand view of the user experience and to be able to recommend the implementation in our department and in the future throughout the organization.
  • Very good availability and performance
  • support for various operating systems
  • Data management is efficient and security is guaranteed, which gives us confidence
  • setup and implementation can be a bit difficult or confusing for less experienced users
  • Response times in customer service could be improved
Db2 on cloud is a very good way to introduce ourselves into the database environment located in the cloud, since it provides a great level of versatility, flexibility and security, which can translate into a better performance of the productivity of our systems and therefore from our department.

Db2 on Cloud should not be taken lightly as it has a medium level of complexity when installing and configuring its implementation
Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by our research and development department. We are working on improving our IoT based ERP system. We want our system to have multiple database integrations so IBM Db2 on Cloud is one of them. We are storing the machine-generated data which comes directly from [the] production site.
  • It is easy to understand
  • It is fully managed and highly available
  • It provides easy data migration
  • They should work on improving UI part
  • Documentation can be more helpful if they will add best practices section
It is a great product. It can be used by new as well as experienced developers to create a database instance without any assistance from DBA. We are using it with our IoT based ERP system. It can also be used by Analysts who want to build databases from scratch in no time.
Ejaz Hussain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using IBM Db2 on Cloud as our development & testing database which is used across different projects spanning multiple clients. Our development teams make use of this fully managed database as a service solution to store critical test data and also to fetch data for multiple applications.
IBM Db2 on Cloud is a very robust and versatile solution [that] doesn't need any prior hard core db knowledge to use it, so this was a clear choice when deciding to opt for a seamless database solution.
  • Extremely easy data migration
  • Intuitive UI & easy to learn
  • Availability of auto backup feature
  • High service availability
  • Very less region options
  • Pricing model could be more flexible
  • More product documentation be made available
  • UI could be made more interactive with little bit of enhancement
We have been using IBM Db2 on Cloud solution for some time now and we absolutely like its features and functionality. This database is more suited for small & medium-level organizations. [It] can be used as a database for web and mobile applications.
Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Yes, IBM loves to use unusual names OS/2, DB2, which come from the 80s and have a big history. And now Db2 in the Cloud. Storing operational data, statistical data, log data, etc. Cloud technology is very good for such things. I have used this product from time to time, according to the customer needs. Allows us to keep all data in one place, we just connect to remote Db2 and implement read/write operations. Cloud technology allows us not to think about maintenance and things like that.
  • Performance on the high standard.
  • DB2 Isolation levels.
  • Offers a big number of regions where the server will be located.
  • UI is quite straightforward.
  • SQL query language usage, stored procedures, and functions.
  • Backup and restore DB data migration, tables data export, and import.
  • Create logs of all activity.
  • Free space limitation on the lite plan
  • Offers a small number of regions on the lite plan
  • Expensive study courses.
  • Target to big enterprise and large scale applications, so the cost is high.
Nowadays it is a modern popular approach to offer cloud storage to store SQL records remotely. Other competitors like MS Azure or Amazon provided similar features. We just need to define our goal, which data to store and balance of interests to solve, and which cloud platform to choose. DB2 provides access to the data through the Db2 interface. Suited to work with data for mobile and web applications.
Meet Dabhi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have integrated IBM Db2 on Cloud based on our project's requirements. It provides one of the best solutions for real-time availability and manipulating of data. It [fulfills] requirement very efficiently for data analysis for application. IBM Db2 on Cloud provides optimized security and storage of data with on-demand availability.
  • Enterprise ready
  • Reliable
  • Cost effective
  • AI ready
  • Pay as you go
  • It provides reach UI for database queries, but also better if it provides rest apis.
  • Fewer region options, which may impact your performance and compliance requirements depending on what you're doing with the database.
  • The performance is okay as long as the volume of queries is not too high.
- Secure data storage
- Easy to manage.
- Autos-scaling Database-Extracting information quickly.
- Provides Reporting services for data analysis.
- Very good availability and performance
- On-demand availability with almost no down-time

- Fewer region options
- Which may impact your performance and compliance requirements depending on what you're doing with the database.
- The performance is okay as long as the volume of queries is not too high.
Jeremias Esperanza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I am using it to teach university students about database fundamentals and how they are deployed in a cloud architecture setting. Relational concepts of a database are taught and applied using the Db2 Cloud lite account. An actual demo of how to import data and run SQL scripts is part of the learning activities.
  • Using the SQL SELECT Statements
  • CRUD operations
  • Running user-defined functions and stored procedures
  • Connection to Visualization Tools (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Connection to Reporting Tools (JasperSoft)
  • Connection to PHP
[IBM Db2 on Cloud is well suited for its] UI simplicity where you can enter SQL scripts, stored procedures, and user-defined functions in one place. There is no need for a special IDE. SQL scripts can be written in a way they are intended to increase script meaning. Though, you can not administer administration rights as long as you are in a lite account. You cannot fully explain data concurrency and locking because of the limited administration feature in a database instance.
September 05, 2021

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Kofi Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Db2 on Cloud is used by my organization to run multiple cloud applications simultaneously without difficulty [or] having to worry about the infrastructure. This service by IBM allows us to customize the cloud environment with a few clicks and use any language [or] tools of our choice. This service has accelerated our innovation drive with comfortability.
  • Scaling of Applications
  • Easy and free use of tools and languages
  • Effective hybrid computing environment
  • Effective building, deployment, and management of cloud applications
  • IBM [Db2 on Cloud] can improve on the number of queries that can be issued
  • IBM [Db2 on Cloud] can help incorporate more regions into its accessibility
  • Data migration can be improved upon for larger companies
IBM Db2 on Cloud is well suited in an organization where setting up infrastructure for their applications becomes a problem for them. This product alleviates that burden and allows for multiple developments, deployment, and management of applications on the cloud. This service can be a bit hectic when you want to migrate large volumes of data of which I know will be worked on after this review.
Score 10 out of 10
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We used IBM Db2 on Cloud in one of our projects based on dynamic requirements. Early we were using Microsoft SQL Server for database management and [maintaining] transaction history. We needed one solution that helps us to resolve manual management of storage size and server configuration. We came to a solution and we have integrated IBM Db2 on Cloud to fulfill our requirements.
  • Auto Scaling
  • Optimized performance
  • Import excel or csv file format
  • Availability
  • Price difference in different regions[.]
  • Could provide better Documentation[.]
  • Can optimize performance matrix reports.[.]
IBM Db2 provides [the best] solutions for cloud database management with zero [downtime]. It provides auto-scaling based on requirements, for example for [a] specific period of time, [the] number of users could increase, and decrease, [At] that time we can set auto-scaling without affecting database availability. IBM Db2 on Cloud provides [a] console, where we can execute queries on the go. Though it is secure, still It is not suited for those who [have] security reasons like if they don't want to transfer data outside their organization, because your data will be in cloud.
Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Currently IBM Db2 on Cloud is used by our Department, and our organization used a multi-vendor database approach so it's not the only database on cloud we have. We are currently storing daily feeds from our car measurements on the Db2 and then pull data for reports.
  • Easy to learn, install and query - great support. IBM is extremely good in support whenever you have any type of questions. You will find no issues on learning the language and installing.
  • Amazing performance on big queries : Never had issues on performance and we have a big chunk of data to pull.
  • 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.
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.
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.
Rizwan Ali Joo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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It is used as a Core system database.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Auto backups are available.
  • Always Availablity feature.
  • No downtime.
  • Data movement utilities are missing.
  • Easy migration from on-premises should be there.
  • Migration from other Cloud competition must be available.
Best suited for: Web apps, mobile apps, small/mid-level organizations.

Db2 on Cloud Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Database-as-a-Service (6)
92%
9.2
Automatic software patching (11)
88%
8.8
Database scalability (12)
95%
9.5
Automated backups (12)
93%
9.3
Database security provisions (12)
95%
9.5
Monitoring and metrics (11)
91%
9.1
Automatic host deployment (10)
89%
8.9

What is Db2 on Cloud?

IBM offers Db2 on Cloud, the company's fully managed database-as-a-service (DbaaS), featuring flexible pricing for scaling resource usage, as well as precise performance plans.

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What is Db2 on Cloud?

IBM offers Db2 on Cloud, the company's fully managed database-as-a-service (DbaaS), featuring flexible pricing for scaling resource usage, as well as precise performance plans.

What is Db2 on Cloud's best feature?

Reviewers rate Database scalability and Database security provisions highest, with a score of 9.5.

Who uses Db2 on Cloud?

The most common users of Db2 on Cloud are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.