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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"IBM Db2 was much cheaper as a package than using other products. This is because IBM supplied a package with its product. It's an application. So it was much more efficient and a stronger competitor in that regard.""The solution is easy to install and simple to maintain. The most valuable aspect of the solution is its general user-friendliness for users of all kinds.""The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.""IBM Db2 Database has good performance.""it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.""It has a good feature called pureScale, which is just for scalability. It is a perfect solution for environments where scalability is going to be an issue.""The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product.""Reliable, robust with great features."

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"The actual interface is good.""Provides very good integration."

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Cons
"Performance is something that can be improved with DB2.""The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product.""It would be ideal if the solution offered backup functionality. Many similar tools already do, which means Db2 is somewhat behind the curve in terms of what a customer might expect from it.""They should simplify the management of Db2 as a relational database system. There should be the simplification of management. This is probably one of the most important asks for being successful in the future.""The solution could improve by providing more integration.""Their view of it is they're maintaining it, they're continuing to upgrade it, they're continuing to grow it, however, they don't go out and try and sell that as an architectural solution the way they do Linux and Unix.""The capabilities of this solution could improve.""In terms of improvements, IBM Db2 can improve its interface and its functionality. Also, the embedded functions should be much richer than the current ones - the functions which are embedded in the engine itself."

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"Because the solution is customized. we do occasionally face unique bugs. There are always some changes that need to be made here and there.""User interface could be more user friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Db2 is less expensive than Oracle."
  • "We did not buy it. It came with our hardware without any complimentary maintenance. If I compare Db2 Database with Oracle Database, its price is lower than Oracle Database."
  • "There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years."
  • "Among Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Db2, Microsoft SQL Server is the cheapest one, and Oracle is the most expensive one. Db2 is in the middle. As compared to SQL Server, its price could go down. It will be good for customers."
  • "We normally handle large size businesses and as far as I am aware, the license is negotiable based on the number of users and the quantitative data."
  • "It is expensive."
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    DB2 versus Oracle: - Table structure is different - Data structures - there are some differences including the data type, format and length.
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    Overview
    DB2 Enterprise for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ideal data server for the most demanding workloads. New XML support is designed to help firms minimize the time and effort it takes to persist and use their XML data reducing development costs and improving business agility.

    With SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), you can handle massive volumes of data and thousands of concurrent users to accelerate the growth of new data-driven business applications. Drive value with a faster, more efficient transactional system that is designed to meet the demands of the digital economy.

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    Sample Customers
    Knorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of Toronto
    City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Insurance Company13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    University9%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 15 reviews while SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is ranked 14th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Very scalable with high availability and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise writes "A completely customized solution that's stable and offers excellent technical support". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and CockroachDB, whereas SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is most compared with SQL Server, SAP HANA, SAP IQ, Oracle Database and SAP SQL Anywhere. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise report.

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