ORACLE Financials - is there a DB2 Equivalent

Rob Wright

ORACLE Financials - is there a DB2 Equivalent
Hi

We have ORACLE Financials running on a SUN box. Without using Oracle on OS/390,
is there an equivalent product for DB2 that could (seamlessly) replace Oracle
Financials? If so, do you use it, did you migrate to it, and how much of an
effort was it to do so?

Thanks
Rob



Nick Cianci

Re: ORACLE Financials - is there a DB2 Equivalent
(in response to Rob Wright)
<grimace>
SAP? PeopleSoft (not sure if they are in the financials space
though)?
</grimace>

Although I don't know about the seamless bit! But if you "courted" IBM and
SAP / PeopleSoft I'm sure they'd be more than helpful at telling you how
good it would be. The last time I was near SAP was SAP/IMS (DB&DC - it was
still DC 6 years ago), I was impressed with its technical sophistication in
parts (and the level of support), but it was definitely not "plug-n-play"
and it struck me as a bit clunky and not particularly social with
interfacing applications, but I've been told that R3 is a lot better.

I'm sure there are other products around, but those were the 2 that "leaped"
into my mind throttling a few neurons along the way.

The down side would probably be that you won't need to worry about Job
security or Holidays again. as I believe there are 30K+ objects (tables &
indices) in these products, to administer and tune. So you'd want to make
sure you had a decent toolset, with LOTS of automation.

A positive though would be that I believe both these products are also on
Oracle, so you might be able to take a "staged" approach out of Oracle &
Oracle Financials and into the Big happy world of DB2! (-:

<standard disclaimer>
...... all thoughts above are my own personal opinions, and don't
represent those of my employer, agent, et al, ....... past or present......
</standard disclaimer>

Cheers,
Nick Cianci
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: ORACLE Financials - is there a DB2 Equivalent
>
> Hi
> We have ORACLE Financials running on a SUN box. Without using Oracle
> on OS/390, is there an equivalent product for DB2 that could (seamlessly)
> replace Oracle Financials? If so, do you use it, did you migrate to it,
> and how much of an effort was it to do so?
>
> Thanks
> Rob
>
>
>
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Elsie Tama

ORACLE FINANCIAL
(in response to Nick Cianci)
I live in the Metropolitan Wsahington area and I'm looking for somewhere
to trained as an ORACLE FINANCIAL ANALYST OR specialist. Any ideas????

Thanks,

Elsie
703-974-2605