2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about IBM Db2 Database?

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What do you like most about IBM Db2 Database?

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Amr-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO at Mobica
Real User
Top 10
2022-10-19T13:32:59Z
Oct 19, 2022

The solution's security is very tough and impenetrable.

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SR
System engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-09-30T16:34:01Z
Sep 30, 2022

I have found the most valuable feature to be its availability.

KamleshKhollam - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-09T10:19:40Z
Sep 9, 2022

The stability of IBM Db2 Database is stable. We have not faced any downtime in one year. Our work is mostly during business hours and during that time, we haven't faced any downtime.

SamirKhodair - PeerSpot reviewer
Implemenation Specialist at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-04T16:56:35Z
Aug 4, 2022

The setup process has become much easier recently.

MR
DBA at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-08-03T14:56:00Z
Aug 3, 2022

Its functionality and availability are valuable. Its availability is great. It is available 99.99% of the time.

Jørgen Espensen - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at SPS
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-01T13:59:30Z
Jun 1, 2022

It's very secure.

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Md Al-Amin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-12T21:38:31Z
May 12, 2022

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.

Georges BOMBOH - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Pharos Consulting
Reseller
Top 5
2022-05-06T18:38:00Z
May 6, 2022

It's the best solution in terms of security, performance, and availability because the system is available 24/7.

NI
Software architect at Bergen
Real User
2022-04-25T09:36:26Z
Apr 25, 2022

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

SH
Mainframe Technical Manager/Service Integration Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-15T13:37:04Z
Nov 15, 2021

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.

MR
IT Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-11T19:11:17Z
Oct 11, 2021

IBM Db2 Database has good performance.

SM
Senior Systems Architect/Analyst/Developer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-30T15:48:08Z
Aug 30, 2021

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.

SAMI ABOU KARAM - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical support manager IBM Power systems at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-20T11:10:07Z
Jul 20, 2021

Reliable, robust with great features.

IF
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-04T13:09:46Z
Jun 4, 2021

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.

HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-14T07:01:01Z
Apr 14, 2021

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

YS
Global Infrastructure service manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-29T01:27:27Z
Oct 29, 2020

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.

Md Al-Amin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at Thakral
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-15T11:13:33Z
Sep 15, 2020

it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.

NC
Senior Manager of MIS at Fountain Set
Real User
2020-09-02T06:45:40Z
Sep 2, 2020

The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.

PK
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-05T09:38:00Z
Jul 5, 2020

We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.

Wira Chinwong - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Director at scsi co.,ltd
Real User
Top 5
2020-06-18T05:17:54Z
Jun 18, 2020

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.

JurajHrapko - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-03-16T06:56:00Z
Mar 16, 2020

Very good for performance and scalability.

SamirKhodair - PeerSpot reviewer
Implemenation Specialist at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-02-26T05:55:00Z
Feb 26, 2020

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.

Suhendri - - PeerSpot reviewer
Department Head of Big Data and Analytic Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
2019-12-22T06:32:00Z
Dec 22, 2019

When you submit a ticket the response time is quick.

AV
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-12-19T06:32:00Z
Dec 19, 2019

We had a crash of the backup system and the IBM DB2 was always up and consistent. It's robust, and for us, it was always up and running.

Michael Raz - PeerSpot reviewer
DA / DBA at Discount Bank
Real User
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
Nov 27, 2019

The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the market

IS
Managing Director, North America at Business Consultants, Inc.
Real User
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
Oct 24, 2019

The solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.

Evaristo Carvalho - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at BISTP
Real User
2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
Oct 15, 2019

The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.

Giancarlo Nocerino - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company
Consultant
2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
Aug 26, 2019

The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.

SM
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
Aug 8, 2019

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.

JK
CTO at Jutel
Real User
2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
Oct 24, 2018

Some of the most valuable features are the scaling from a small very cheap installation to a very large enterprise installation. In addition, the backups and assistance are good.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 19, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 20 answers
SM
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
Aug 8, 2019
Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.
IS
Managing Director, North America at Business Consultants, Inc.
Oct 24, 2019
The solution is pretty expensive and IBM isn't very transparent in their pricing plans. You need to be aware of what your company specifically needs before purchasing anything.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 19, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Db2 Database. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 29 answers
JK
CTO at Jutel
Oct 24, 2018
It would be nice if it was easily available on all platforms because nowadays, it is not there as a general database.
SM
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
Aug 8, 2019
I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.
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