Cost/Benefit Case for IBM: Comparing Costs and Capabilities with Oracle Database 11g
The selection of a relational database is a critical decision. Differences between platforms have far-reaching implications for the functionality, performance and quality of service delivered by the applications they support. Also impacted are database server and storage infrastructures, staffing levels for database administrators (DBAs) and associated disciplines and costs.
This report compares the costs and compression, automation, workload management, and optimization capabilities of DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition (AESE) versus Oracle Database 11g. It also emphasizes the importance of performance management tooling as a means of improving utilization, reducing risk of slowdowns and outages, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).