Re: Coke switches to DB2!!
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:57:56 +1000
We run the I5/OS (AS400) version and Oracle 10g. There is no similarity whatsoever between i5 and z/os or luw versions of db2: completely different products with a common name.
Many years ago I pointed that out in c.d.o.s. Only to be derided by the IBM "experts" there. I'm glad nowadays even IBM is finally admitting there are 3 versions of DB2 and they bear no common code whatsoever.
Which one is more compatible with Oracle? Don't know and quite frankly: couldn't care less.
Any notion that one can switch database products because they are "compatible" is doomed to failure.
As IBM has proven for many years, with their different DB2 versions.
-- Cheers Nuno Souto in sunny Sydney, Australia dbvision_at_iinet.net.au Bill Ferguson wrote,on my timestamp of 13/10/2009 12:21 AM:Received on Tue Oct 13 2009 - 05:57:56 CDT
> Does anybody on here work with both Oracle and DB2?
> I was wondering, merely for my own information (thankfully nobody has
> ever suggested this), if what Tom Kyte wrote many years ago is still
> applicable today
> Specifically where he says:
> "What DB2 do you use on all platforms? Answer -- none, they have
> different DB2's for different
> architectures. (that report often seems to confuse things in DB2/OS390
> with DB2/UDB -- "features
> they've had for years", that OS390 -- UDB, totally different code
> base, totally different
> Has IBM improved this 'initial' flaw, or is this still an issue with DB2?