Thursday, July 31, 2003

Ed Brill: When Domino supports DB2 natively...

When Domino supports DB2 natively... "OK, so this is so cool, I just have to share. The customer I saw in Zurich last week was asking me, so, when Domino can optionally use DB2 as its data store, will migration tools be required? The answer from Pete Janzen, the Lotus product manager in this area -- "There are no migration tools needed. You either do File - Database - New Copy or File - Replication - New Replica with the target server running the Domino/DB2 configuration. " Now that is amazing...really demonstrates the flexibility of the Notes/Domino architecture. Can your collaboration server do this? ... "
[via Ed Brill]

This was on the list of proposed features in 1996; I referred to it as "DB2NSF" at that time. It is indeed a very cool+powerful option, but its utility will in part be a function of the DB2 schema approach -- if it all dumps to a db with form, view, and document tables, for instance, it won't be all that useful.

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