Re: oracle has customers over a barrel

From: The Boss <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:47:59 -0700 (PDT)
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On 12 sep, 16:11, grendal <> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 9:01 am, Mark D Powell <> wrote:
> > 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 --
> Admitting that you've installed DB2 is bad enough. Admitting to Linux
> on Z, well ...

Well, I've no problem admitting to having installed and running DB2 on Linux on z for quite a few years now without major problems. We also run Oracle on Linux on z, for instance for a Data Warehouse that used to run on a (big) Sun server.

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