Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oracle Drops Development on Itanium

A couple weeks ago I wrote about Oracle price increase on Itanium servers. Today Oracle announced they will stop development on Itanium processors all together.

If you are running Oracle on Itanium, (whether you are using HP/UX or Linux) you have an option....  Move to DB2, stay on your Itanium based servers, pay less for database licensing, and run faster.

Check out my previous post on saving money by moving to DB2 here.

DB2 9.7 offers out of the box Oracle PL/SQL and SQL*Plus compatibility so that you can simply move your application off of Oracle and onto DB2.  You can read more about this capability here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Are you paying too much for Oracle - You bet...

Today, IBM is launching a new IBM DB2 vs. Oracle Database advertising campaign. This campaign will run in both print and online media.

I like it :-)