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HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
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6/27/2012 | 12:43:05 PM
re: HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
Interesting to note that customers have told me more that 2/3 of their apps running on Itanium are custom apps. So, Postgres Plus is an option. Further, with builds for Linux as well as Windows, along with virtualization advantages and a cloud database, much of your infrastructure can move to EnterpriseDB. It is true that packaged applications such as the ones you mention aren't good candidates because the ISVs haven't ported their applications--but they will all *work*! :-)
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6/26/2012 | 3:06:07 AM
re: HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
IBM DB2 with the OCM technology is definitely a viable alternative to Oracle. The SAP install base should be considering DB2 for the work IBM and SAP have done with compression, SAP Basis integration, integrated triggers, etc. The OCM functionality eliminates most of the migration work. Having written that, it isn't going to stop Itanium from going down. If people are migrating DBs, which is much more difficult than OS platform, they will put it on a platform with some legs, RHEL - x86 or AIX - Power. Either of those chips are going to smoke Itanium on any OLTP workload anyway. If you have done all of that DB migration work, migrating the OS platform in conjunction with that project is relatively trivial.

EnterpriseDB/Postgre will work for custom dev, but no one has the option of using it for the large commercial applications that are generally running on Itanium (e.g. Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, SAP, etc), because it isn't supported.
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6/25/2012 | 7:21:15 PM
re: HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
Art, I'd disagree with your assessment that HP-UX customers have no options. EnterpriseDB has partnered closely with HP for the last couple years, and have enterprise-class database builds for Linux, Windows and HP-UX on Itanium. Postgres Plus Advanced Server includes Oracle database compatibility (licensed to IBM in fact starting in DB2 9.7). So, for non-Oracle applications, specifically custom applications, HP's customers can continue to leverage the technology investment they made in HP-UX with this database alternative. I'd be happy to talk to you in more detail about it. Thanks.


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