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Re: database market share 2003

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Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 08:06:59 -0500
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I'll wager that you've never left the glass house. Let me guess, you think a PC is best to be used for 3270 emulation?

LOL... Yes, most people who have DB2 on the PC probably also have DB2 running on P Series or the Big Iron.

However, that is not to say that there are no customers that run DB2 on PCs that don't have a mainframe or don't run DB2 elsehere. You seem to forget that there are a lot of people who buy can'd apps and don't know what's running underneath.

Daniel Morgan wrote:
> Mark A wrote:

>>> I've yet to run into a single instance of DB2 on Windows ... or for
>>> that matter DB2 on non-IBM hardware. Do they exist? Of course. But
>>> they are few and far between. And almost all in companies that have
>>> DB2 on an IBM platform already.
>>> -- 
>>> Daniel Morgan
>> This is complete nonsense. Unless you consider all IBM compatible PC 
>> servers
>> to be IBM's (which of course is not the case).
>> DB2 UNIX runs on HP/UX and Sun Solaris. Many large companies run on these
>> two non-IBM hardware platforms. I personally have used DB2 on Solaris 
>> quite
>> a few time.

> You can't call the fact that I, personally, have never run into
> DB2 on Windows nonsense. And you sure can't dig your way out of it
> by making reference to HP and Sun hardware unless you are somehow
> equating Solaris with a Microsoft product.
> So I'll try the statement again ... I ... that means mean personally, in
> 35 years in this industry ... seen DB2 on Windows in any organization
> that didn't have DB2 also on another IBM platform such as a mainframe
> or AS400.
> I can not be wrong about my personal experience.
> If you wish to prove that my personal experience is somehow skewed and
> not representative of the database market as a whole ... then here's
> how you can do it.
> Publish official numbers showing the number of DB2 licenses, on MS
> Windows, that are in companies that are not also using DB2 on mainframes
> or AS400. Simple.
Received on Tue Jun 08 2004 - 08:06:59 CDT

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