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  • "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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    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.

    SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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    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
    ASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
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    IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 15 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 18th in Relational Databases. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while SAP IQ is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Very scalable with high availability and excellent technical support". On the other hand, IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL and SAP HANA, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP HANA, Apache Hadoop, Snowflake and Vertica.

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