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Re: Survey...Please help and respond!!

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: 10 Nov 2006 10:14:00 -0800
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DA Morgan wrote:
> peteh wrote:
> > DA Morgan wrote:
> >> DB2 is being marginalized and won't be a serious player in 5-7 years.
> >
> > LOL - guess this solves for good the mystery of what "DA" stands for...
> >
> > Pete H
> Take away z/OS and AS400 and IBM's share is about the same as
> that of Informix or Sybase: In other words ... DB2 is being
> marginalized. In 5-7 years ... the current DB2 workforce will
> be retired. How many 20-30 year olds are learning DB2 today?
> How many colleges/universities are teaching DB2? How many
> private training companies support the product?

Who exactly noted that you could or should "Take away z/OS and AS400"?

If you attempt to measure marketshare by eliminating platforms based on your own preferences ... why?

The same could be said about the aging of experienced oracle professionals.

The oracle education marketplace is not exactly doing real well is it?

Then there's the question of how good the oracle education that is provided actually is. I have been teaching material in the OCP curriculum since version 8.

The amount of material and the depth and breadth of coverage has been reduced dramatically. The 10g stuff is even weaker than all of the prior versions, not that the 9i material was all that good. How many OCP's have we seen that we wouldn't want to let near any of our development systems let alone production ones.

Your posting here doesn't make sense and is at odds with the experience of people in the real world.

> I stand by the statement ... in 5-7 years DB2 won't be a serious
> player unless Oracle or SAP steps in and helps keep it afloat.

Whatever. Received on Fri Nov 10 2006 - 12:14:00 CST

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