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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: What are benefits of db2 on Linux ??

    Hi there,

    Does DB2 perform equally on Linux and Windows ?
    We are considering to migrate db2 on Linux platform from Windows ??
    Is there any Major advantage in terms of Performance, Stability or Convenience ?


    Thanks
    DBFinder

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBFinder
    Hi there,

    Does DB2 perform equally on Linux and Windows ?
    We are considering to migrate db2 on Linux platform from Windows ??
    Is there any Major advantage in terms of Performance, Stability or Convenience ?

    Thanks
    DBFinder
    Linux scales better if you have more than 2 CPU's.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

  3. #3
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    We have been using DB2 on linux for years. It is very stable.

    Andy

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    DB2 for Windows and DB2 for Linux use the same code base. So there is no functional difference for applications running against either system. DB2 is equally stable on both platforms - platform stability is a different issue outside the scope of IBM, of course. Likewise, DB2 takes advantage of the respective kernel's feature wherever possible. If one kernel has features that the other does not, this can/will lead to differing performance. The only reasonable statement you can expect here is to install DB2 on both systems, apply respective tuning and then measure performance differences. And at the very end, it comes down to the skills you have available in your shop. If all you ever did was Windows and you have no Linux skills, then such a migration will be troublesome.
    Knut Stolze
    IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator
    IBM Germany Research & Development

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    Thanks everybody
    I wanted to make sure before I take any serious decision - We will Install next Database on CentOS.

    Thanks again
    DBFinder

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