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 opt...


Read More

Supported Operating System(s):

41 Reviews of IBM Db2

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.41 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(21)

21

4 stars

(16)

16

3 stars

(4)

4

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(0)

0

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1 - 5 of 41 results

June 2018

User Profile Picture

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.

June 2021

Claudio from ESC Consulting srl

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Database complesso

Il database che ha accompagnato per anni i miei gestionali e applicazioni.

Pros

E' uno strumento conosciuto e quindi in continua evoluzione e di grande diffusione, è facile trovare documentazione in caso di bisogno.

Cons

Rispetto ai concorrenti lo trovo più complicato nella configurazione per permettere di sfruttarne tutte le potenzialità, soprattutto nelle ultime versioni.

March 2021

Sean from Zef Enterprises, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2021

Heavy and expensive, but good at what it does

Pros

Db2 scales very well AFTER a certain point. Support is excellent, it's easy to get stood up once you have a feel for what you're doing.

Cons

Scaling: for instance it won't run on small machines too well. This becomes important if you're running a local copy for development or testing. There is a free Community Edition to play with, but can't take advantage of tons of ram or CPU, but good for POC.

Reasons for Choosing IBM Db2

Support almost exclusively

Reasons for Switching to IBM Db2

Went from free to paid, MySQL couldn't handle the volume of data and requests, nor could it scale as easily to meet our need.

November 2020

Steven from Bank

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2020

Db2 in financial services

Straightforward to install and manage. Solid deployments but features can be behind. This is acceptable in our organisation, but may not be desirable in cutting edge companies.

Pros

In my employed role we use DB2 for warehousing, marts and as simple data stores. It is an integral part of back and metadata for Cognos and DataStage. It was simple to install and by default comes as self managed. We also deploy this for hosting customer data and integration with net backup, ha solutions and job scheduling is industry standard.

Cons

Vendor can be a little hard to work with on issues, getting the required information can be a drawn out process when trying to fix a live issue. This has improved over the years and support is more flexible in investigating while reports are generated. Functionality is competitive, but bleeding edge features (NoSql) can lag behind others.