Re: oracle has customers over a barrel

From: Mark A <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:33:45 -0400
Message-ID: <h8gbg8$m1f$>

"Mark D Powell" <> wrote in message
>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 --

You are way off base. DB2 was first ported from OS/2 to AIX in the early 1990's and was known as DB2/6000. WIndows, Solaris, HP/UX, and Linux support followed in the late 1990's, well before version DB2 Version 8.

The code base of DB2 LUW (Linux, UNIX, Windows) is different than DB2 z/OS and will always be different. The SQL at the DML level is getting very close to 100% compatibility.

Oracle folks who complain about the fact that DB2 code base for LUW is different than DB2 for z/OS or DB2 iSeries (AS400) should note that Oracle is dropping its z/OS product and never had a product for iSeries. Received on Sat Sep 12 2009 - 09:33:45 CDT

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