databases

Rank

Sybase vs DB2

  1. This database has a low footprint

    71% 29%
    Sybase 10 out of 14 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  2. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    66% 34%
    Sybase 8 out of 12 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  3. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    66% 34%
    Sybase 4 out of 6 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  4. This database is very easy to get started with

    56% 44%
    Sybase 9 out of 16 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  5. This database has a very flexible data model

    54% 46%
    Sybase 6 out of 11 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  6. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    53% 47%
    Sybase 7 out of 13 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  7. This database has an unusual data model

    53% 47%
    Sybase 8 out of 15 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  8. This database is very reliable

    50% 50%
    Sybase 8 out of 16 each for DB2 and Sybase DB2
  9. This database has a very restrictive data model

    50% 50%
    Sybase 3 out of 6 each for DB2 and Sybase DB2
  10. I am familiar with this database

    48% 52%
    Sybase 36 out of 70 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  11. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    45% 55%
    Sybase 6 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  12. This database has very good write performance

    45% 55%
    Sybase 6 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  13. This database has a good community around it

    42% 58%
    Sybase 8 out of 14 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  14. This database is highly scalable

    40% 60%
    Sybase 9 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  15. This database has very good read performance

    40% 60%
    Sybase 6 out of 10 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  16. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    40% 60%
    Sybase 9 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  17. This database has a good story for replication

    38% 62%
    Sybase 8 out of 13 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  18. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    35% 65%
    Sybase 9 out of 14 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  19. This database is good for querying graph structures

    27% 73%
    Sybase 8 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  20. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    27% 73%
    Sybase 8 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  21. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    22% 78%
    Sybase 7 out of 9 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  22. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    19% 81%
    Sybase 8 out of 10 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  23. This database can be a bit arcane

    19% 81%
    Sybase 12 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  24. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    12% 88%
    Sybase 7 out of 8 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  25. This database is good for querying time series

    25% 75%
    Sybase 3 out of 4 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  26. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    66% 34%
    Sybase 2 out of 3 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2

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 Sybase 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.