5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 2, 2016
Issue resolution was organized and quick. This was a new version release (11.1) and IBM provided quick fixes and response. Feature rich and extreemly fast DBMS. Not as pricing as Oracle Enterprise but with same or more capabilities. Not as popular as Oracle so harder to find DBAs. Also, because not as popular, thrid party tools (performance measurement tools / ect) are harder to find. We are running a three not 36 core purescale cluster. This will replace our IBMi. We have Oracle RAC in-house also. Oracle consums more DBA time than does LUW.
Pay attention to your archetecture. MS SQL Server (MSSS) is more of a department level DBMS (very good one too). MSSS requires you to build multiple servers to execute specific jobs ( quotes / warehouse and shipping / Order processing / etc). DB2 and Oracle are true enterprise systems for companies > 1Billion. Oracle is extreemly expensive and hard to manage.
Performance is outstanding. Love the Federation technology and the ability to expose tables from other DBMSes into DB2 and have it recognize indexes for better performance.
Purescale is hard to setup. Would be nice to have better docs and easier process. Some commands only run against OS and not w/in DBMS. Should allow all commands to be run within DBMS.
Promote the product better and work with vendors to use the DBMS. That was one of our biggest issues in our Pro / Con list. DB2 is not as popular as Oracle. DBAs are harder to find. Third party applications are limiting. DB2LUW needs to gain market share.
Order the equipment sooner and schedule more training. Big learning curve for us with no DB2LUW experience.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
The experience was good. It went without issues