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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Unanswered: m204 and db2

    Hello,I want to know the major difference between DB2 and m204 since I am not familiar with them just know they are IBM product.thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    M204 (Model 204) is a high volume OLTP database for IBM mainframes from Rocket Software.
    Rocket Model 204 Overview | Rocket Software

    DB2 is a database caters both OLTP and OLAP workloads for both mainframe and distributed environment from IBM.
    IBM - DB2 database software
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    I haven't worked with M204 for over 25 years. At that time it was an inverted list database (similar to Adabas). I suppose the have probably added a SQL front end on it since then, but I doubt if it is really relational like DB2.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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