• Subject: RE: SAP & Microsoft
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 08:21:26 -0500


>>SAP R/3 uses DB2/400 and makes extensive use of referential integrity.  
>>Stan McPartland

>Well if they do then kudo's to them.  Not many ERP packages do use RI.
>Rob Berendt

Hey, 
Wanna hear something funny ??   I was talking to someone who worked at 
Microsoft as recently as 6mos ago.   He said, In MS's push to get SAP up on
NT,
They tried to use RI on NT and with the volume of data that they had, that
after 2-3 days of 
of RI trying to "Sync-up"  they had to turn it off.   NT just didn't have
the juice
to bring up RI with SAP on NT !!      Talk about having the "Lights Dim" .

Funny or what?

Well even if they can't run SAP on NT as it was intended(with RI),  at least
they can say that they don't run on AS/400's (At their site that is,  at a 
different site owned by someone else -"service bureau" - is a different
matter)

John  Carr

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