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DB2 for z/OS vs. Oracle RAC - A Reality Check (A05)

Topic: DB2 for z/OS

Subtopic: 2006

DATE: 2006-10-3 (10:15 - 11:15)
SPEAKERS: Namik Hrle (IBM Boeblingen Lab)

DB2 for z/OS is a true industrial strength database server that satisfies the most demanding requirements for high availability, continuous operations, virtually unlimited number of users and database size, superior scale out and top performance.However, in the recent years DB2 has been under considerable pressure from its competitors, most notably Oracle RAC. They claim to provide the same functionality and quality of service characteristics as DB2. Many in the IT community accept these claims very easily. DB2 specialists are often asked by the business decision makers to articulate DB2 technical advantages and justify the choice of DB2 as the database server. Why is DB2 for z/OS considered the ultimate database server? What are the technical differentiators by which it stands out, particularly against Oracle RAC? Why should every enterprise infrastructure include DB2 for data serving?This presentation offers answers to these questions.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced


The main technical differentiators between DB2 other DBMSs, particularly Oracle RAC

The reasons for selecting DB2 as the database server for most challenging applications and workloads

Tight integration of the zSeries hardware, z/OS operating system and DB2

DB2 Data Sharing vs. Oracle Real Application Clusters - technical comparison

Differentiate between myth and reality in the database vendors competition.

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