IBM DB2 vs Oracle: What are the differences?
What is IBM DB2? A family of database server products developed by IBM. DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.
What is Oracle? An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism. Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
IBM DB2 and Oracle can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
"Rock solid and very scalable" is the top reason why over 5 developers like IBM DB2, while over 36 developers mention "Reliable" as the leading cause for choosing Oracle.
MIT, Bodybuilding.com, and Seat Pagine Gialle are some of the popular companies that use Oracle, whereas IBM DB2 is used by XMLi5 Ltd., ITAIPU BINACIONAL, and Applic8. Oracle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 106 company stacks & 87 developers stacks; compared to IBM DB2, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.