DB2 is rock-solid database and a great alternative to Oracle databases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2020

DB2 is rock-solid database and a great alternative to Oracle databases

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DB2

DB2 is used as the foundation of several high-profile business applications, such as ERP and Tax calculation. These applications are critical to the day-to-day operations of the business. We depend on the reliability of the database for these applications. DB2 addresses these problems by being a rock-solid, dependable, manageable, and recoverable platforms for the business.
  • Rock-solid reliability
  • Highly manageable and cross-platform database
  • Application support
  • Lack of marketing by IBM
  • High reliability and increased uptimes
  • Supported platform migrations are dead simple.
DB2 is a similar product that is most respected. Oracle might be supported in a broader context, but DB2 is superior on every platform where the choice is there. Licensing is also a factor in which DB2 is much better, which might offset any cost differences. DB2 support is also much better at all tiers.

Do you think DB2 delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with DB2's feature set?

Yes

Did DB2 live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of DB2 go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy DB2 again?

Yes

ERP back-end databases and any other supported application that requires high uptime. The database server performs exceptionally well, and it is a more flexible licensing arrangement than Oracle in most circumstances. Easily manageable across multiple platforms and flexible in backup and recovery options.
DB2 is less appropriate if the cost is a primary factor, or if your application lacks adequate support for it. Connectivity is excellent for the first level of support is lacking; high tiers are top-notch.