Thank you for expanding on my comment, as I don't have time to do it today.
As far as it being the only SQL ANSI engine, it was at one time, but I think
that Sybase touted the same thing.

John

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From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of albartell
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:53 AM
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1. Comes with the most robust, stable and functional database in the
world (DB2).

I am assuming this compiled list isn't going to used at the next user group
meeting to beat the drum of the already believing but will instead be used
as a tool to justify the existence of the i5 in a shop that is flirting
eradication of the platform and languages. With that said I am going to go
back and review my first response to your post to see how I could further
expound on my entries.

I brought this up to begin with because the above statement means nothing to
somebody that is doing a formal review of the i5 other than it is full of
marketing words. WHY is it the most robust, stable and functional database
in the world?

On the DB2 note I seem to remember hearing a fact that DB2 is the only fully
qualifying SQL ANSI engine - can anybody confirm? Facts like this hold
water IMO.

Aaron Bartell
http://mowyourlawn.com


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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lukas Beeler
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:44 AM
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Just because it's called "Reclaim Storage" instead of "Repair Database"
doesn't mean that it isn't necessary under circumstances.

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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Brandt
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 4:40 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

The two most important reasons:

1. Comes with the most robust, stable and functional database in
the
world (DB2).
2. Does not require a "REPAIR DATABASE" utility.

Any more reasons necessary?

John Brandt


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Harvell, Joel
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:30 AM
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Not sure what I'm going to do with this. My boss has asked me to spend a
little time looking at the benefits of having an i5 over other systems out
today. He is very pro i5 and knows the system is the best, but he thought
it would be good for me to be able to present a list of why the system is as
good as it is.


Joel B. Harvell
Food Lion, LLC
(704) 633-8250 x2709
jbharvell@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of albartell
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 10:20 AM
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Subject: RE: I'm Compiling a list...

Not to throw this into a rabbit trail, but are you going to publish the
results in a location that can be updated? I have been wanting to do the
same thing but wanted it to be community driven so it wasn't just on my blog
page. Maybe iSociety and Trevor would be willing to host this list?

Some of my reasons...
- Ability to have a full featured WRKACTJOB to learn of errors, job logs,
call stacks, library lists, spool files, etc.
- Intimately tied RPG to DB2 to i5OS - have yet to see another environment
with the same intimate integration.
- Object security - I can lock down both libraries and IFS folders in a very
secure manner (Would be nice to have a comparison to Windows and Linux done
here)


HTH,
Aaron Bartell

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces+albartell=gmail.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Harvell, Joel
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:04 AM
To: midrange-nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: I'm Compiling a list...

...Of why the i5 is the best platform available. Reply with your reason you
believe the i5 is the best.



Thanks







Joel B. Harvell

Food Lion, LLC

(704) 633-8250 x2709

jbharvell@xxxxxxxxxxxx




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