databases

Rank

MSSQL Server vs DB2

  1. This database has a very flexible data model

    82% 18%
  2. This database has a good community around it

    77% 23%
  3. This database is very easy to get started with

    75% 25%
  4. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    74% 26%
  5. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    73% 27%
  6. This database has a low footprint

    70% 30%
  7. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    69% 31%
  8. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    63% 37%
  9. I am familiar with this database

    62% 38%
  10. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    60% 40%
  11. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    60% 40%
  12. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    57% 43%
  13. This database has very good write performance

    56% 44%
  14. This database is good for querying time series

    54% 46%
  15. This database has a good story for replication

    52% 48%
  16. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    51% 49%
  17. This database has an unusual data model

    48% 52%
  18. This database is good for querying graph structures

    47% 53%
  19. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    44% 56%
  20. This database has a very restrictive data model

    43% 57%
  21. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    40% 60%
  22. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    37% 63%
  23. This database is highly scalable

    36% 64%
  24. This database is very reliable

    32% 68%
  25. This database has very good read performance

    31% 69%
  26. This database can be a bit arcane

    31% 69%

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between MSSQL Server and DB2 to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.