No, I didn't bring the subject up. Someone else did. I was just tyring to
set the record straight and be accurate.
I don't quite understand. DB2 for z/OS is a different product than DB2 for
LUW, so it doesn't really make a difference if they come out at the same
time for a particular version number, since the version numbers on two
different products are not comparable.
If you are saying that the Oracle tools are tightly integrated into Oracle,
and for IBM they are completely different products, then you have a valid
point there. Of course many people use Websphere for non-DB2 databases, and
like the fact that it is not tightly integrated with DB2.
As I said before, I don't really think the code base stuff is an issue
because Oracle is not a viable option on z/OS for most shops, and Oracle
does not run on AS/400, so the fact that there are different DB2 products
(different code base) for those platforms is irrelevant when comparing to
Oracle. On the platforms that matter (Linux, UNIX, Windows), both Oracle and
DB2 have the same code base.
But as I said, I did not bring up the subject, and most of this code base
stuff is just a bunch marketing BS of the zealots, IMO.