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IBM Db2 Database Pros

SH
Mainframe Technical Manager/Service Integration Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I like that its true active-active. For example, if there are two instances within a cluster, we can take one of them down and there's no failover or switch over. There's no primary and secondary, it's true active-active. We can take one side down and we can upgrade that with new maintenance or a new version, obviously testing coexistence beforehand, without impacting the business.
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SM
Senior Systems Architect/Analyst/Developer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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MA
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.
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IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Very good for performance and scalability.
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Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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YS
Global Infrastructure service manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Service Director at scsi co.,ltd
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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Maximo Manager at FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance
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.
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PK
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.
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DA / DBA at Discount Bank
Its robustness, scalability, availability, and performance are valuable. All these are the major attributes of a relational database for supporting a very high-volume business, and Db2 is very good in all those areas and in all those attributes.
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IBM Db2 Database Cons

SH
Mainframe Technical Manager/Service Integration Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We just want a bit more integration with Linux. That said, we are already seeing Linux more readily available on the mainframe environment.
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SM
Senior Systems Architect/Analyst/Developer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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MA
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
The technical support team is not very good when compared to the efficiency of Oracle's support.
The application development requires a Java developer and not every company has these resources.
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IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
There could be better integration with some cloud solutions.
The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product.
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Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Microsoft SQL Server is comparatively very simple to use. I wish IBM would move towards making Db2 easy to use for both basic and advanced users. This is where I see room for advancement. Db2 is also more expensive than Microsoft SQL Server, and its price can be reduced. The replication feature needs to be there in Db2. Microsoft provides similar functionality in SQL Server. IBM also has similar functionality, but it exists in a different product. So, to have the replication ability, you have to buy a different product. It makes sense to have this functionality within Db2 instead of a different product. It will also be helpful in terms of competition. In Africa, the problem for Db2 is competition. Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server have been in this market for a very long time. These companies have built the ecosystem and the brand within this market for a very long time. So, they are very popular with users. Db2 or IBM came a little later in the game, and that's where the problem lies. They also don't do a lot of marketing for it, which is also a problem.
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YS
Global Infrastructure service manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The only drawback that we see in Db2 Database is the crash recovery. When there is a crash and somebody has to do the recovery, Db2 Database first stops, and then it does any crash recovery. In Oracle Database, crash recovery happens within the database. The database is not shut down.
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Service Director at scsi co.,ltd
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.
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Maximo Manager at FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance
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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PK
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It would be helpful to have a hybrid data storage facility that includes NoSQL technologies.
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DA / DBA at Discount Bank
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.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM Db2 Database. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.