RE: Coke switches to DB2!!

From: Robertson Lee - lerobe <>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:35:09 +0100
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I did this myself a few years ago and the transition was fairly straightforward for me. Granted I didn't have to migrate an Oracle system to a DB2 one, the one I was working on was a new one and I had a contractor (who was really good) with me for a month or so....but all the same I was up and running fairly smoothly and quickly and they were able to get rid of the contractor.

It also runs on Windows and Linux. There is also a free version DB2 Express-C which I believe runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Aragon, Gabriel (GE, Corporate, consultant) Sent: 07 October 2009 18:44
Subject: RE: Coke switches to DB2!!

Puff, huge lost for oracle, but the most important point here (for me) is that this will require to change your entire DBA team or give them a quick training on DB2. BTW, I have never used DB2 but, doesnt it only run on AIX and IBM boxes? I mean if you have Oracle running on Sun, HP or Win, you will have to change not only Oracle licenses.  

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From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Freeman Sent: Miércoles, 07 de Octubre de 2009 12:03 p.m. To:
Subject: Coke switches to DB2!!

Any comments on this event? I'd be less shocked if they said SQL Server. I did some DB2 work maybe 2 years ago. Not a product I was all that impressed with.,289142,sid41_gci1370485,00.html?track=NL-333&ad=729260&asrc=EM_NLN_9464382&uid=5340789#

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