ERwin vs Popkin

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ERwin vs Popkin
We are a DB2 V5.1 OS/390 shop getting ready to look at
data modeling software for a data warehouse application.
We have been told ERwin is the industry leader when it
comes to data modeling with DB2 on the mainframe.
Does anyone have any feedback on Popkin System
Architect 2001 or any other good DB2 data modeling
software packages?

Thanks
Ray Turpen
DBA
Woodmen of the World



Raffi Garabedian

Re: ERwin vs Popkin
(in response to Ray.Turpen@WOODMEN)
I know of two other DB2 data modeling tools from:

1. www.embarcadero.com
2. Bachman/Cayenne/Business Team/ from Sterling Software

Alongside ERwin and Popkin products.

Shop around and compare price/performance/etc...

Enjoy the search.

Raffi Garabedian
913.851.3281




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> We are a DB2 V5.1 OS/390 shop getting ready to look at
> data modeling software for a data warehouse application.
> We have been told ERwin is the industry leader when it
> comes to data modeling with DB2 on the mainframe.
> Does anyone have any feedback on Popkin System
> Architect 2001 or any other good DB2 data modeling
> software packages?
>
> Thanks
> Ray Turpen
> DBA
> Woodmen of the World
>
>
>



Craig Mullins

Re: ERwin vs Popkin
(in response to Raffi Garabedian)
Although I know nothing about its quality, another data modeling offering
with DB2 support is Silverrun from CSA (www.silverrun.com). Visio Enterprise
also touts support for DB2 with the technology they acquired from
InfoModelers. Microsoft just announced (9/15/99) that they will be
acquiring Visio (don't know whether that bodes ill or well for future DB2
support).

Cheers,
Craig S. Mullins
BMC Software
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http://www.craigsmullins.com

>===================ORIGINAL MESSAGE===================<
>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 09:06:57 -0500
>From: Raffi Garabedian <[login to unmask email]>
>Subject: Re: ERwin vs Popkin
>
>I know of two other DB2 data modeling tools from:
>
>1. www.embarcadero.com
>2. Bachman/Cayenne/Business Team/ from Sterling Software
>
>Alongside ERwin and Popkin products.
>
>Shop around and compare price/performance/etc...
>
>Enjoy the search.
>
>Raffi Garabedian
>913.851.3281
>