Gartner Research

IBM DB2's Maturing Oracle Compatibility Presents Opportunities, With Some Limitations

Published: 22 July 2011

ID: G00214082

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Merv Adrian


IBM's DB2 Oracle compatibility feature runs applications originally built for the Oracle database management system. It offers rapid, low-cost migration to DB2 with potential cost savings, by reducing Oracle license and maintenance costs, or simply by reducing/removing dependence on Oracle's DBMS.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Product Strategy
  • Strengths
  • Challenges
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Consider This Product When
  • Consider Alternatives When

Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.