RE: Coke switches to DB2!!

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:02:20 -0400
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        That has been a standing issue between SAP and Oracle for a couple of years now and IMHO well overdue. I worked on an Oracle database a few years ago that was part of a SAP system. It was tossing ORA-00600 errors all the time in the alert log. A quick check on Metalink resulted in no hits, so I filed an iTAR on the subject. After a few back & forth the tech & I zeroed in on a library file that appeared to be the source of the problem. He asked for the usual particulars, date & size of the file and then abruptly closed the iTAR referring me to SAP. I wondered what would cause that type of behavior so I went snooping and found that the subject library was not identical to another plain vanilla (non-SAP) Oracle system and found that they were indeed different. To make a long story short, SAP had issued a patch to the library file to fix a problem they had created with some bad SQL.

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International

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From: Blanchard, William [] Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:48 AM
To: Goulet, Richard;;;
Cc: Ed Long;
Subject: RE: Coke switches to DB2!!

Oracle is suing SAP because SAP used customer accounts to download Oracle software and documentation. SAP, coincidentally, started advising customers to go to DB2 shortly thereafter.


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