2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for IBM Db2 Database?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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

Our company uses the solution as a database service for a client in the furniture manufacturing industry.

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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

We are a bank. The banking system uses IBM Db2 Database to save data in the database.

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 only reason we are using IBM Db2 Database is that our client has an IBM setup for a data warehouse.

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

It's shipped with another software IBM product called Maximo. I'm using it just as an underline. It is a typical database. I use it as a database container.

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

I am currently using IBM Db2 for z/OS. It is used to manage a huge amount of structured business data and provides DB services for many different applications.

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

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.

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

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

It is installed on the mainframe that we use for our applications.

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

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

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

It's not the Db2 LUW, which is Linux, Unix, Windows. It's the mainframe. It's the active-active, high availability environment that we need for the aggressive SLAs that we've got here in Saudi Arabia.

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

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

We primarily use the solution as the main data store warehouse for the corporation.

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

We are partners with IBM and I'm for implementing Power systems with DB2 in this company.

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 is used for database management.

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

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

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

We are using it for our SAP system.

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

The primary uses for this product have to do with the card management system for banks. We are working mostly in the financial sector and banking sector, so there are some card management systems there that we often work with. There are some databases for which we see value in using Db2, so we are working with this solution.

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

Our primary use case for IBM Db2 is ERP.

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

Db2 is our primary database for applications in our two data centers. We have a large number of financial transactions that happen every day, and Db2 handles our transaction management.

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

I handle implementation. I install the Db2 Database before I send it to the developer or the application team. Also, sometimes, I have to migrate the database from one platform to another.

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

The primary use for our Db2 database is for OLAP (Online Analytical Processing). Our department is using it for data warehousing and data analysis. We are deploying some of our enterprise systems to Azure. We would like to migrate data there and most of the systems will be running on the infrastructure as a service, so we will have lots of servers. Migrating data from Db2 becomes an important matter. Our target currently is to create the infrastructure which would include the servers, the backup solutions, the databases, application servers and whatever else we need.

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

I used DB2 two years ago. It's a data warehouse project solution for a bank. I use DB2 as a warehouse and the data stacks for the APL. My role in this project was as a database designer. I would design the database, the warehouse, and get the requirements. I am not detailed in the technicality of creating the table in DB2. I am now selling this product.

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

We are not using this with other users, it is dedicated to our backup solution. We only have one instance, one user, one service, and we don't have any other users or clients that we connect to. A database system is a tool used for reporting and to monitor if it is running or if there are any issues. We can set alarms and warnings. It is a backup system that manages the backup.

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

The solution is a major central relational database management system that maintains all of the data for our bank's core business.

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

We primarily use the solution for different banking systems.

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

We use this solution for financial software and also for asset management. We have a public cloud deployment using Microsoft Azure.

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

We use the on-prem deployment model of this solution.

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

Our primary use case for this solution was as a data lake, in an on-premises deployment. We stopped using this solution almost a year ago.

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

My primary use case is for media management purposes.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 11, 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 19 answers
HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 14, 2021
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.
Basil Ndolo - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 26, 2021
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.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 11, 2022
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Db2 Database, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
2 out of 21 answers
HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 14, 2021
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.
Basil Ndolo - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Development Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 26, 2021
I would love to expand its usage in the future. We are looking to migrate the finance industry customers in Africa to Db2, especially from Oracle to Db2. I would rate Db2 an eight out of ten.
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