Re: The end is near: Coca Cola switches to UDB

From: Serge Rielau <>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 05:36:20 +0200
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Bob Jones wrote:
> 9i is 9.x. It represents a range of verion numbers. "i" stands for internet
> but no one thinks it is part of the product name. It's main purpose is
> version distinction.

Pity Mark T isn't covering this group anymore. He could set this straight :-)
Let me close with noting that the i covered two full versions and g so far covers also 2 full versions with 4 deliveries. UDB covered 4 versions with 7 deliveries in DB2 for LUW

Try to tell anyone you're running "g" when asked for the version in this group ;-)



>> \UDB stands for Universal Database which in IBM lingo denotes a DB2 family 
>> member that has: user defined distinct types, user defined functions and 
>> LOBs. Since all DB2 family members have those it became pretty meaning 
>> less.
>> The "UDB" acronym to denote DB2 for LUW is as false as implying Microsoft 
>> SQL Server when saying "I'm using SQL"

> Who said anything about that? I was just saying UDB was at one point part
> of the product name.
>> And yes, I'm sure I work to IBM and yes I am aware that IBMers are the 
>> misconception as much if not more so than anyone else.
>> Call it a pet-peeve of mine....

> Indeed, IBMer are confusing even themselves.
Serge Rielau
SQL Architect DB2 for LUW
IBM Toronto Lab
Received on Thu Oct 08 2009 - 22:36:20 CDT

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