DB2 vs. VSAM off topic

Steven Lamb

DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
What's a Peterbilt?!

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Bill L. Blaney

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
(in response to Steven Lamb)
Peterbilt makes those really big semi trucks you see on the road.
www.peterbilt.com

Bill Blaney
(443) 540-4407


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What's a Peterbilt?!

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Raymond Bell

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
(in response to Bill L. Blaney)
What, you mean a Peterbilt is only half a truck? OMG, I knew American cars
were large but that's extracting the Michael! ;o)


Raymond 'ever so slightly off-topic' Bell
Database Administrator


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Subject: Re: [DB2-L] DB2 vs. VSAM off topic


Peterbilt makes those really big semi trucks you see on the road.
www.peterbilt.com

Bill Blaney
(443) 540-4407


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Tina Hilton

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM
(in response to Raymond Bell)
Just to add a little to Phil's comment...



Not only could he get the information in much less time via SQL, but anyone
with a little training (SQL, MS Query, QMF, etc.) could do it rather than
waiting for someone in IT. Plus the ease of getting the data directly from
DB2 into Excel and Access makes the data that much more useful too. Instant
charts that those folks in Sales love so much!



Tina



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This should have gone out as a memo to all IT personnel 10 years ago, at
least. The issue is not CPU cycles, but getting usefull

information from data to those who need it as quickly as possible. VSAM
served it's purpose 30 - 40 years ago, but that is longer the case.

A RDBMS of any kind is much more suited to today's world.



If the VP of Sales wants to know the average sale amount from District X, in
the VSAM world he might wait for a program to be written and put into
production maybe a week later. With DB2 or any other RDBMS he could know in
a few minutes, with a well-crafted database.



thoughts,



Phil J.



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Steven Lamb

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
(in response to Tina Hilton)
If those are semis, what's a full one like?!

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David Seibert

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
(in response to Steven Lamb)
Does Bob's your uncle know extracting the Michael?

Dave


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Subject: Re: [DB2-L] DB2 vs. VSAM off topic


What, you mean a Peterbilt is only half a truck? OMG, I knew American cars
were large but that's extracting the Michael! ;o)


Raymond 'ever so slightly off-topic' Bell
Database Administrator


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Subject: Re: [DB2-L] DB2 vs. VSAM off topic


Peterbilt makes those really big semi trucks you see on the road.
www.peterbilt.com

Bill Blaney
(443) 540-4407


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What's a Peterbilt?!

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Bill L. Blaney

Re: DB2 vs. VSAM off topic
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Don't know: they're so expensive, no one can afford a whole truck!

Bill Blaney
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If those are semis, what's a full one like?!

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