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"Very good for performance and scalability.""it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.""IBM Db2 Database has good performance.""We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.""Db2 Database has given us good results since we have started to use it. We predominantly use IBM hardware, and this is one of the reasons why we started to use Db2 Database. Db2 Database has a very good HADR capability. High availability resilience is also good in this solution. It also has pureScale, which allows you to upgrade one node to get very good and high-level resilience. If you are using a database on five nodes, you can take one node down, upgrade that, and let that node up. You can then bring the second node down, upgrade that, and so on.""Your iOS, your throughputs, your performance cycles, you cannot touch it with Microsoft or with Oracle scalability-wise. That is far and away the most scalable systems and the highest performing systems of the set of them.""The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product.""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."

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"MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short."

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"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.""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.""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.""The capabilities of this solution could improve.""There could be better integration with some cloud solutions.""Performance is something that can be improved with DB2.""The solution could be more modern and have updated database technology.""The technical support team is not very good when compared to the efficiency of Oracle's support."

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"There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great."

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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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  • "I would advise users to try the free 128GB version."
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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.

    MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware. To learn more, visit our Product page - https://msql.co/2xUDAqL. To use MemSQL, get started with a free trial - https://msql.co/2NZOAy9.

    Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Seattle, WA and Portland OR, MemSQL has raised $110M from top investors including GV, Accel Partners, and Khosla Ventures, among others. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.

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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
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    IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 15 reviews while SingleStore DB is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while SingleStore DB is rated 10.0. 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 SingleStore DB writes "MySQL Big Brother with built-in data pipeline, high concurrency, and blazing fast analytical queries". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and Amazon Aurora, whereas SingleStore DB is most compared with CockroachDB, MySQL, SQL Server, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and Apache HBase.

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