[rescue] Re: Being jobless

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 28 13:22:20 CDT 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 12:21:55 -0500
"Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 01:11:04PM -0400, vance at neurotica.com wrote:
> > > Anyone tried any of them on nice beefy SMP machines (particularly,
> > > Irix, Solaris, or HP-UX)?

Only Oracle (which doesn't require per-processor licensing if you have
an unlimited site license).

> > 
> > DB2 runs really nice on big IBM mainframes.
> Yes, I'm quite sure it does.  But that configuration costs big bucks,
> where as SAP DB or Firebird on a nice E420R is not so big bucks. 
> Thus, the question about people's experience with them.

DB2 also runs on Solaris (and Linux).

Not everyone would regard an E420R as a 'beefy SMP machine'.

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