Best Db out there - IBM Db2
February 01, 2020

Best Db out there - IBM Db2

Jay Padhya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Db2 on cloud

Overall Satisfaction with DB2

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.
  • Positive : We have relied on this Db for more than 5 years (I have been relying for 3 years) and we were extremely comfortable to say that we surely got a high ROI.
  • Positive : Maintenance teams have mentioned many times that IBM is more cost-effective than Oracle when it comes to maintaining the DB.
IBM Db2 was our on-prem and the obvious way to go over to the cloud. As it was our native application, it was easy to migrate on-prem to cloud with ease. The new IBM PureData system for Analytics is on Netezza, which is a great appliance and easy-to-use & supports Business Intelligence and DSS systems at a cheaper cost. IBM Db2 on Cloud is great in having a compression feature and the in-memory system in BLU making it easy to deploy and support (better than HANA) with lower cost.

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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.

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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.