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SQL Server vs. DB2

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I need a pro/con on the differences between
sql server and db2.  Any notes you can provide.

-  Which is faster.  
-  Performance
-  Market share
-  Anything else you can tell me.
-  Stability
-  Ease of use.
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Actually, the choice depends on your needs.
 
  - TPC benchmarks are fine tuned and its really difficult to say
which is faster. I have read the benchmark report from both IBM and MS and both of them claim that they offer the best performance. So, you need to test them out with yr application.
- MS SQL Server has bigger market share than DB2 UDB on NT. you got to keep in mind that SQL Server runs in only one platform.
- Both UDB and SQL Server comes with excellent GUI interface and its really difficult to differentiate which one is better
- As for as i know, both UDB and SQL Server are both a stable product.

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If you are mainframe shop or you have DB2 running in your shop, go for DB2 UDB because they offer a wide range of connectivity support and a Single management console for all the DB2 servers running in your network. Its really an excellent feature and it removes a lot of administration overhead.

If you don't have any investment in DB2 and you want your application in NT, go for SQL Server because they offer very good integration with all their product offerings. Keep in mind it runs only on NT.

Look under www.software.ibm/data/db2/udb for DB2 UDB features
www.microsoft.com/sql for SQL Server features.




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