About IBM Db2

IBM Db2 is an AI-enabled hybrid data management suite, which helps organizations manage both structured and unstructured data across cloud and on-premise environments. Features include data encryption, uptime monitoring, automated schema generation and data migration. 

With IBM Db2, professionals can gain insights about customer behavior and track opportunities using predictive analysis. IBM Db2 on Cloud offers a host of features such as data federation, point-in-time recovery and HADR with multizone region support, which enables developers to handle workloads. Team members can protect data with built-in self-service snapshots or geo-replicated data recovery backups. It comes with an on-demand cloud service, IBM Db2 Hosted, which lets users optimize...


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34 Reviews of IBM Db2

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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3 stars

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3

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June 2018

Luis Alexis from Inversiones Roalgi, C.A. (Aliado de Negocio de Domesa)

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

In My professional life I have used DB2 on the AS / 400 and e_Series platform for more than 15 years

Implementing in record time allowing operating different system projects in the companies where I worked, you can be quiet because the data of the companies are based on a robust database eliminated the level of distress, allows access to your level of user user security to the system users allowing them to elaborate the data of the database in an excel sheet for example.

Pros

Easy database Implementation easy administration can be managed from any station the level of specialization is much lower than any other database, robust and recovery by indexes, interconnects with other databases such as Sql Server and allows data sharing in Immediately, its level of robustness and integrity is unique.

Cons

Proprietary database, requires a lot of Hardware for its good performance and its costs are high.

June 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

29/5000 Extremely stable and safe

Over 10 years using DB2 I can affirm that it is a very secure bank, with updates that bring new features, high compaction power and geographic contingency features gave us the security to work with SAP.

Pros

DB2 HAS A SERIES OF TOOLS THAT ARE DIFFERENTIAL, BUT HIGHLIGHTING THE CAPACITY OF SELF-MANAGEMENT (PARAMETERIZATION) AND DATA COMPACTION. ARE STRONG POINTS TO CONSIDER.

Cons

The acquisition cost can be a hindrance in the acquisition negotiations. Support is also a weakness for the cost, forcing the use of DB2 communities for troubleshooting.

Reasons for Choosing IBM Db2

For its ease of management and for being included in the commercial proposal, training and support at an attractive price.

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2019

IBM D2

I would recommend use of DB2 in modern tech advancements. Light weight DB like MySQL, postgres are much better.

Pros

Db2 was used in our mainframe application. it accepts standard sql syntax. can handle large amount of data.

Cons

As data grows in production environment, it becomes slow. Thread hung and application performance degrades. Also it's costly.

March 2019

shashank from Miracle Software Systems

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

Best RDBMS Software

My experience using this RDBMS software is very good as retrieving of data from the database is very fast. We can execute complex queries in a smooth way. I actually wanted to store XML data inside the database in case of any B2B transactions that I need to store for further processing. DB2 database has the capability to store XML data and store some large files in regards to that transaction details.

Pros

1) DB2 is very cheap, easy to install. We don't have to worry about license costs as they wouldn't be more than that in Oracle. 2) It can run on any OS like windows, Linux, Mac. 3) We can use DB2 along with XML data also. 4) The retrieving of data from the db2 database is very fast which is actually a very good feature. 5) Can store large files in the database in an easy way. 6) We can store the data in different locations across the data and the data can be accessed from different locations in a faster way. 7) Index feature is available in DB2 to identify a unique table out of thousands of tables in DB2 database.

Cons

I didn't find any flaws using this software.

May 2019

Jeremias from New Era University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

My DB2 Experience

Learning a fully functional database or DBMS may require an educational institution to buy licensed software to be installed in the laboratory. IBM DB2 Express-C is a free closed- source software that a student can use. Even a student could download and have the personal copy of the application as he learns database during the course.

Pros

IBM DB2 gives a start up point for a student to learn databases. All the features a DBMS have are provided by DB2. The product supports almost any front-end application that requires database. All the drivers are provided as you setup a connection to an application. IBM DB2 is not limited in learning SQL scripts. You may initiate also database back up and security, XML, stored procedures, and user-defined functions.

Cons

IBM DB2 is a high-secured database server. You may be lost in the installation process if you missed one of its steps. If you experience failed installation, uninstalling it may not fully do the trick. You need to delete folders or directories it has created during installation.