Re: SAP chooses ...

Chris Cronrath

Re: SAP chooses ...
(in response to Daniel Adam)
I agree that the title says mysap.com but when my boss read the following statement posted at the web site he thinks SAP has chosen Micrsoft SQL Server for the Windows NT/2000 Platform. Reason being is the statement that starts "In addition,". This makes it look like SAP has chosen SQL Server for both Windows platforms and the mySAP.com solutions. If SQL Server is only for the mySAP.com solution this press release should be changed to reflect that.

"WALLDORF, Germany, and REDMOND, Wash. - Dec. 14, 1999 - SAP AG (NYSE ADR: SAP), the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, and Microsoft Corp., the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing, today announced an enhancement to their global partnership. SAP has chosen Microsoft® SQL Server(tm) 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows® platform. In addition, the companies will cooperate to make the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system available as a platform choice for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com(tm) solutions. "

This press release also states the following :
"SAP plans to replace Oracle with SQL Server 7.0 as the primary database on the Windows platform for almost all 150 internal development and production systems within SAP."

While the IBM Press release states the following :
"SAP also announced that the award-winning DB2 Universal Database will replace Oracle as the primary database on IBM, Sun and Linux platforms for internal development and production systems within SAP."

To us this send conflicting messages. Who has SAP aligned it self with. IBM or Microsoft or both. Or did IBM loss the Windows NT battle to Microsoft. If so why?

The point I want to make is I hope IBM tries to aggressively market DB2 UDB for NT. It seems to have won for the IBM, Sun and Linux platforms but lost the battle for the Windows NT platform. Lets hope IBM doesn't loss the war and does a better marketing job with DB2 UDB for NT then it did with OS/2. We know OS/2 and DB2 UDB for NT are the superior products but announcements like these send the wrong message that Microsoft SQL Server(even 7.0) is any where near compatible with DB2.

Ok I am off my soap box.




-----Original Message-----
From: Richard A Yevich [SMTP:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 4:10 PM
To: [login to unmask email]
Subject: Re: SAP chooses ...

MISLEADING INITIAL POSTING...

Only has to do with mySAP.com Solutions on NT. IBM DB2 is the strategic and
production platform for SAP development according to both SAP and IBM.

This is th full title of the anouncement:

SAP Selects Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 as Strategic Development And Production
Platform for mySAP.com(tm) Solutions On Windows NT and Windows 2000, Offering
Customers Expanded Platform Choices


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Daniel Adam

SAP chooses ...
On Thu, 30 Dec 1999 15:09:37 -0600, Richard A Yevich
<[login to unmask email]> wrote:

>MISLEADING INITIAL POSTING...

Richard and other subscribers,

What can I say. It was not my intention to mislead anyone. I copy-pasted
the lines from http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/index.htm. Looking
at the web page now, the only thing I can say is that THE STATEMENET WAS
CHANGED there.
I hope someone noticed the change too and can confirm.
D.

PS. Feels pretty bitter, I wonder if I should post just url with no
comments ( who would read that ? ) next time, or not post at all to avoid
being blamed.


>
>Only has to do with mySAP.com Solutions on NT. IBM DB2 is the strategic
and
>production platform for SAP development according to both SAP and IBM.
>
>This is th full title of the anouncement:
>
>SAP Selects Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 as Strategic Development And
Production
>Platform for mySAP.com™ Solutions On Windows NT and Windows 2000, Offering
>Customers Expanded Platform Choices
>
>
>





Richard A Yevich

Re: SAP chooses ...
(in response to Chris Cronrath)
Daniel,

ALWAYS POST! No one is blaming you! In fact, this was a good thing as it
may not have been clarified otherwise. So actually, nice job!

Regards,
Richard
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>
> On Thu, 30 Dec 1999 15:09:37 -0600, Richard A Yevich
> <[login to unmask email]> wrote:
>
> >MISLEADING INITIAL POSTING...
>
> Richard and other subscribers,
>
> What can I say. It was not my intention to mislead anyone. I copy-pasted
> the lines from http://www.sap.com/solutions/technology/index.htm. Looking
> at the web page now, the only thing I can say is that THE STATEMENET WAS
> CHANGED there.
> I hope someone noticed the change too and can confirm.
> D.
>
> PS. Feels pretty bitter, I wonder if I should post just url with no
> comments ( who would read that ? ) next time, or not post at all to avoid
> being blamed.
>
>
> >
> >Only has to do with mySAP.com Solutions on NT. IBM DB2 is the strategic
> and
> >production platform for SAP development according to both SAP and IBM.
> >
> >This is th full title of the anouncement:
> >
> >SAP Selects Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 as Strategic Development And
> Production
> >Platform for mySAP.com™ Solutions On Windows NT and Windows
> 2000, Offering
> >Customers Expanded Platform Choices
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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