OT: Unix or UNIX or unix

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 13:54:53 UTC 2009


On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Odd<iodine at runbox.no> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Sandy Harris wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Christopher
>>> Chan<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I doubt that banks run everything on Windows. Most likely Solaris or
>>>> some other UNIX will be at the core. Any bank or stock exchange that
>>>> converts fully to Windows and trumpets it deserves what they get.
>>> A lot of banks, stockbrokers, and other big firms run their core systems
>>> on IBM mainframes, a big box with DB2 as the SQL database. Their
>>> desktops are fairly often Windows, though.
>>
>> You think?  None of the mainframe users I've worked with would run DB2 (or
>> any rdb) for anything except end-user reporting, with the DB2 database
>> populated nightly out of IMS.
>
> What kind of database software do the ones you've worked with use?

It's pretty much always a combination of IMS and DB2 - mostly IMS
though. DB2 tends to be used for Data Mining/Statements and IMS tends
to be handling the transactional side of the business, such as share
dealing.


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Steve
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