About IBM Db2

IBM Db2 is a cloud-based data management solution, which provides features such as data virtualization, containerization, automated administration, and development lifecycle management.

Using IBM Db2, businesses can benefit from modernized data management, expedited insights, and elastic scaling. The platform offers a flexible environment that supports multiple data types and languages.

Pricing starting from:

US$1,000.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$1,000.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of IBM Db2: 9

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Database Conversion
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • In-Database Processing
  • In-Memory Processing
  • Monitoring
  • Relational
  • Storage Optimisation

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(45)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Luis alexis R.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

In My professional life I have used DB2 on the AS / 400 and e_Series platform for more than 15...

Reviewed on 27/06/2018

Implementing in record time allowing operating different system projects in the companies where I...

Implementing in record time allowing operating different system projects in the companies where I worked, you can be quiet because the data of the companies are based on a robust database eliminated the level of distress, allows access to your level of user user security to the system users allowing them to elaborate the data of the database in an excel sheet for example.

Pros

Easy database Implementation easy administration can be managed from any station the level of specialization is much lower than any other database, robust and recovery by indexes, interconnects with other databases such as Sql Server and allows data sharing in Immediately, its level of robustness and integrity is unique.

Cons

Proprietary database, requires a lot of Hardware for its good performance and its costs are high.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

29/5000 Extremely stable and safe

Reviewed on 02/06/2020

Over 10 years using DB2 I can affirm that it is a very secure bank, with updates that bring new...

Over 10 years using DB2 I can affirm that it is a very secure bank, with updates that bring new features, high compaction power and geographic contingency features gave us the security to work with SAP.

Pros

DB2 HAS A SERIES OF TOOLS THAT ARE DIFFERENTIAL, BUT HIGHLIGHTING THE CAPACITY OF SELF-MANAGEMENT (PARAMETERIZATION) AND DATA COMPACTION. ARE STRONG POINTS TO CONSIDER.

Cons

The acquisition cost can be a hindrance in the acquisition negotiations.
Support is also a weakness for the cost, forcing the use of DB2 communities for troubleshooting.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database

Reasons for Switching to IBM Db2

For its ease of management and for being included in the commercial proposal, training and support at an attractive price.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

IBM D2

Reviewed on 01/02/2019

I would recommend use of DB2 in modern tech advancements. Light weight DB like MySQL, postgres are...

I would recommend use of DB2 in modern tech advancements. Light weight DB like MySQL, postgres are much better.

Pros

Db2 was used in our mainframe application. it accepts standard sql syntax. can handle large amount of data.

Cons

As data grows in production environment, it becomes slow. Thread hung and application performance degrades. Also it's costly.

Sean Z.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Heavy and expensive, but good at what it does

Reviewed on 17/03/2021

Pros

Db2 scales very well AFTER a certain point. Support is excellent, it's easy to get stood up once you have a feel for what you're doing.

Cons

Scaling: for instance it won't run on small machines too well. This becomes important if you're running a local copy for development or testing. There is a free Community Edition to play with, but can't take advantage of tons of ram or CPU, but good for POC.

Jeremias E.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My DB2 Experience

Reviewed on 29/05/2019

Learning a fully functional database or DBMS may require an educational institution to buy ...

Learning a fully functional database or DBMS may require an educational institution to buy licensed software to be installed in the laboratory. IBM DB2 Express-C is a free closed- source software that a student can use. Even a student could download and have the personal copy of the application as he learns database during the course.

Pros

IBM DB2 gives a start up point for a student to learn databases. All the features a DBMS have are provided by DB2. The product supports almost any front-end application that requires database. All the drivers are provided as you setup a connection to an application.

IBM DB2 is not limited in learning SQL scripts. You may initiate also database back up and security, XML, stored procedures, and user-defined functions.

Cons

IBM DB2 is a high-secured database server. You may be lost in the installation process if you missed one of its steps. If you experience failed installation, uninstalling it may not fully do the trick. You need to delete folders or directories it has created during installation.

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IBM Db2 offers the following pricing plans:

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Pricing is based per instance.

IBM Db2 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

IBM Db2 supports the following languages:

English

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