RE: Coke switches to DB2!!

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:11:35 -0400
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Also, DB2 9.5 or 9.7 has the Oracle compatibility layer built-in. The pitch is to organizations that the pain of migrating from Oracle->DB2 is dramatically mitigated when you don't have to completely rewrite your application code. That was the technology IBM licensed/invested to get from EnterpriseDB.  

Might be another reason to consider DB2 in the organization.  


[] On Behalf Of Mindaugas Navickas Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 2:47 PM To:; Oracle-L Subject: Re: Coke switches to DB2!!  

With DB2 v9 data compression is comming "out-of-box"... that's might be one of the arguments...  

I have noticed that from quality of support and from the cost perspective it's usualy better combination (at least in last few years):

SAP-DB2 Siebel-Oracle DB

Peoplesoft-Oracle DB

Examples? OBIEE (former Siebel Analytics) to DB2 v9 certification was released by Oracle less than 3 months before DB2 v8 support was dropped by IBM (April 30th). Needless to say that 3 months is not enought time for customers to test applications with supported database version. At the same time OBIEE is certified with Oracle 9, 10, 11 (different releases).  


Mike Navickas

Oracle&DB2 DBA  

Received on Wed Oct 07 2009 - 14:11:35 CDT

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