DB2 easy access
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 27, 2018

DB2 easy access

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DB2

We are using DB2 in our IT department. It's used as a back-end tool and specifically, we highly leverage the DB2 client tool to connect to IBM IAccess to do data connections to feed other inventory tools.
  • DB2 provides a strong command line interface
  • Very resilient DB connection
  • Integrated very well with IBM product
  • Maybe they could have a simple UI interface similar to MSSQL management studio
  • Positive, as it provides simple and stable data access to multiple other systems.
Low overhead and it is easy to use a connection that we use on multiple systems.
Has been stable and has good performance.
Have not had any unplanned outage.
For this case, we need it because we needed to integrate with IAccess and AS400.
Database integration is very well suited since we have multiple connections from the DB2 connection tool to an AS400 system. It is working very well with IAccess and lets us integrate with our Windows server to provide a simple connection to an ODBC type connection to third-party tools and other databases like Domino.

Using DB2

100 - IT uses DB2 for data access to feed inventory database for inventory tool among others.
2 - Some Database admin skills are required.
  • Data access
  • Data portability
  • Data Availability
  • For us, the use case is pretty set.
Because it is required to support our business unit

Evaluating DB2 and Competitors

  • Product Features
Integration with IBM was required
Do it in-house instead of relying to a greater extent on the consultant recommendation.