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Re: tough choices

From: Mark Townsend <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 08:08:34 GMT
Message-ID: <6_vCc.136284$3x.19073@attbi_s54>

Serge Rielau wrote:

> I wasn't even drawing a comparison between DB2 UNION ALL vs. Oracle
> range partitioning. I'm simply describing what DB2 UNION ALL views do
> and that it's more than one would ordinarily expect and that they
> possess many aspects of what one would expect only from table tange
> partitioning.

No, you weren't. But others on this thread have at least implied that DB2's UNION ALL capabilities are equal to Oracle's Partitioning Option, and there has been a strong implication that DB2 is better because the functionality is the same, while Oracle charges for the solution and IBM does not - an implication I found incredibly arrogant. Then there was the spurious pricing comparison between a fully loaded Oracle EE environment versus IBM DB2 UDB WSE, and the equally spurious claim that while Oracle has been forced to drop it's prices, IBM's has been able to raise theirs. Then Blair felt the need to put the boot in with some completely random wanderings, and then Rahul (a first time poster, I note, to either group) decided to reiterate around a supposed pricing differential with yet more incorrect information, invecture, and a list of difference between the Oracle's editions, that was, frankly, ingenious.

 > If you feel the need for a p***ing contest do it alone.

I'd be happier to not to have to do it at all. The truth is that a lot of mis-information is posted during these tirades. How about next time you see something posted somewhere that negatively compares Oracle to DB2, which you know to be incorrect, you step in and politely offer a correction, either way ? Received on Thu Jun 24 2004 - 03:08:34 CDT

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