Best Cloud Based SQL Database I've Worked With So Far
March 28, 2018

Best Cloud Based SQL Database I've Worked With So Far

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Db2 Warehouse on cloud

Overall Satisfaction with DB2

IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it best-of-breed when it comes to implementation flexibility. For example, with IBM dashDB it allows you to size it your needs without the upfront CapEx cost of buying hardware and software to meet the future needs of an EDW or application. All the while you can have one data solution that pulls data together data from Hyperion Planning (Oracle) and Microsoft Dynamics (MM) into the same system as part of an EDW project.
  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
  • IBM dashDB could be clearer about the technology used to deliver the particular tier of the service you buy.
  • IBM dashDB can be cost prohibitive for folks needing to push a lot of data from on-premise into the cloud on a regular basis.
  • IBM dashDB is really like three data technologies in one and the sales teams at IBM sometimes can't explain why the MPP tier is better for certain uses over the db2 BLU based tier.
IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it best-of-breed when it comes to implementation flexibility. All the while you can have one data solution that pulls data together from Hyperion Planning (Oracle) and Microsoft Dynamics (MM) into the same system as part of an EDW project.