Re: oracle has customers over a barrel

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:01:50 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 11, 2:21 pm, "Mark A" <> wrote:
> >"Mark D Powell" <> wrote in message
> >
> > DB2 is available to run on Linux and I believe on some other platforms as
> > well.
> DB2 runs on Linux and other platforms? Where did you hear that?

From IBM. I installed DB2 on a Linux partition on a mainframe and I am sure as Serge has confirmed that it was available on AIX and Sun Solaris at the time (version 8 and/or 8.1). IBM had/has ported the product to non-IBM platforms. They were in the process of making the UDB versions and the traditional version more alike at the time. That is the first ports to other platforms and the mainframe version were not based on the exact same code base but I do believe that version 8 had greatly reduced the differences. By now there should be few code base differences except at the very lowest OS interface level.

See Serge's reply.
-- Mark D Powell -- Received on Sat Sep 12 2009 - 09:01:50 CDT

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