IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Relational database, integrates well, but horizontally scalability limited
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product."
  • "The solution could be more modern and have updated database technology."

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a database that connects to some legacy mainframe systems.

What is most valuable?

The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more modern and have updated database technology. This would allow it to work with modern applications a lot more seamlessly. You will find that there are other better-suited databases where you can deal with more modern type applications.

In the future, they can improve by being closely aligned with the next generation of application that are arriving or that will be developed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In my experience, the solution is able to be scaled vertically, but not horizontally. Everyone is using the solution in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

The support we have received has been good. However, the support in South Africa has not been as good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation on our side is automated, we can have a database up and ready within a day. Since we have started using automation, the installation has been very easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment internally and it was not difficult but it could be for someone that is not familiar with the solution. We have eight technicians doing the deployment and maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others if they have the proper application, otherwise, it might not fulfil their needs. We plan on using the solution in the future.

I rate IBM Db2 Database a seven out of ten.

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CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
High data compression available, scalable, and customer service responsive

What is our primary use case?

The solution is used for database management.

What is most valuable?

The solution has very good data compression of up to 50%. For example, if you have 50 terabytes of data, it can be reduced to 25 terabytes.

What needs improvement?

The capabilities of this solution could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In my experience, it has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We have some clients that have over 9,000 users using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been very friendly, responsive, and it is quick to escalate an issue.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used previously Cisco MySQL, SQL Server, SAP HANNA, and IBM DB2.

What about the implementation team?

We have approximately 14 technicians doing the deployment and maintenance of this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate IBM Db2 Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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DipenMehta - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead at ATOS
MSP
Stable, scalable, and secure

What is our primary use case?

We use IBM Db2 Database to monitor the deadlock's thread pool status of a particular DB or the particular process or whatever the corresponding DB instance is. We do this for the customer's requirement.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the IBM Db2 Database is security.

For how long have I used the solution?

 I have been using IBM Db2 Database for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

IBM Db2 Database is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found IBM Db2 Database scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support can be faster.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have not used other solutions in this category other than IBM Db2 Database.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the IBM Db2 Database is straightforward. The full implementation took approximately one month.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the IBM Db2 Database in-house.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. If some planning is done and things are in place then the solution will work as expected.

I rate IBM Db2 Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Jørgen Espensen - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at SPS
Real User
Top 20
Secure solution but command line is outdated and could be better

What is our primary use case?

I'm using this solution for a financial network. I make and prepare the databases for analysis.

I'm using version 11.5. There are 1,200 people using this solution in my organization. It's deployed on-premise.

What is most valuable?

It's very secure.

What needs improvement?

The command line part of this solution could be much better. Redshift is a lot better. It's easier to work with them. IBM Db2 is a little bit outdated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support isn't very helpful when I've had problems.

How was the initial setup?

It's not easy to set up. It takes a long time, especially compared to other solutions.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution 6 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Md Al-Amin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Self-maintaining and self-monitoring data management

What is our primary use case?

Db2 is mainly used for Core Banking Systems, credit card systems, and production systems for CBS collecting.

What is most valuable?

Db2's best features are that it's self-maintaining and self-monitoring, which means I have to view and monitor the database far less often.

What needs improvement?

There are some issues with Db2's database file system not being readable. The storage could also be increased, and the monitoring could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using IMB Db2 Database for nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were a few hiccups directly after installation, but Db2 has been very stable since then.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Db2's scalability is very good, especially when used in the IBM power system.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Db2 Database eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Software architect at Bergen
Real User
Simple, stable, and reliable solution with excellent technical support

What is our primary use case?

My main use of Db2 is as an additional data source for integration or a source for integration adapters.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the simplicity of the database and the access to Db2 and Db2 information.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with this solution for twenty years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Db2 is stable and reliable.

How are customer service and support?

IBM's technical support is good, it's an excellent reason to purchase Db2.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quick and easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

IBM's products tend to be quite costly, especially given the availability of free, open-source alternatives.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Db2 eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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IT Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Reliable, good performance, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

IBM Db2 Database is a relational database and we use it for all our company's transaction data.

What is most valuable?

IBM Db2 Database has good performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by providing more integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using IBM Db2 Database for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

IBM Db2 Database is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the scalability of the IBM Db2 Database.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is good.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate IBM Db2 Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Manager of MIS at Fountain Set
Real User
Works well for our ERP database and the PowerPC support is good

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for IBM Db2 is ERP.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.

What needs improvement?

Performance is something that can be improved with DB2.

We have had issues with respect to scalability.

The usability can be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using IBM Db2 for two years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is okay and we haven't had any issues with it.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good solution and one that I recommend. However, there is room for improvement in terms of performance and scalability.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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