databases

Rank

Sybase vs DB2

  1. This database is good for heavily mathematical operations on data

    80% 20%
    Sybase 4 out of 5 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  2. This database has a low footprint

    75% 25%
    Sybase 12 out of 16 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  3. This database is easy for non-programmers to use

    70% 30%
    Sybase 7 out of 10 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  4. This database would be good for embedding in an application

    60% 40%
    Sybase 9 out of 15 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  5. This database is very easy to get started with

    55% 45%
    Sybase 10 out of 18 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  6. I am familiar with this database

    53% 47%
    Sybase 44 out of 83 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  7. This database is very reliable

    52% 48%
    Sybase 10 out of 19 picked Sybase over DB2 DB2
  8. This database has very good write performance

    50% 50%
    Sybase 7 out of 14 each for DB2 and Sybase DB2
  9. This database has an unusual data model

    47% 53%
    Sybase 10 out of 19 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  10. It is easy to construct ad-hoc queries against this database

    46% 54%
    Sybase 8 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  11. This database has a good story for replication

    46% 54%
    Sybase 8 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  12. This database has a good community around it

    43% 57%
    Sybase 9 out of 16 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  13. This database is good at high concurrency reads

    42% 58%
    Sybase 8 out of 14 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  14. This database has very good read performance

    41% 59%
    Sybase 7 out of 12 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  15. There are good open source tools for working with this database

    41% 59%
    Sybase 10 out of 17 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  16. This database is good at high concurrency writes

    41% 59%
    Sybase 10 out of 17 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  17. This database has a very flexible data model

    40% 60%
    Sybase 9 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  18. This database has a very restrictive data model

    40% 60%
    Sybase 6 out of 10 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  19. There are bindings for a variety of different languages to talk to this database

    38% 62%
    Sybase 8 out of 13 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  20. This database is highly scalable

    35% 65%
    Sybase 11 out of 17 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  21. This database is good for querying time series

    28% 72%
    Sybase 5 out of 7 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  22. This database is good for performing complex operations on large amounts of data

    27% 73%
    Sybase 8 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  23. This database is good for performing many small operations on data

    27% 73%
    Sybase 8 out of 11 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  24. This database is good for querying graph structures

    26% 74%
    Sybase 11 out of 15 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  25. There are good commercial tools for working with this database

    25% 75%
    Sybase 9 out of 12 picked DB2 over Sybase DB2
  26. This database can be a bit arcane

    23% 77%
    Sybase 13 out of 17 picked DB2 over Sybase 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.