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Re: Good bye IDMS ???

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Oct 3, 2005
I was going to abstain from adding my pfennig's worth, but I the
discussion about IDMS has me intrigued. I think technical merits of
software development have long ago ceased to be a consideration when the
technies in the glass house who noone understood were no longer involved
in business decisions. Businesses are paying for application rollouts
and that is what is driving the change in technology. Todays apps are
not certified to run with IDMS. They are developed on relational
database technology which in pure technical terms is more primitive then
other datastructures. However, that is what is available. How IDMS SQL
would fare in comparison to DB2 is an interesting mental exercise. My
bet is, that the same performance issues would haunt IDMS that haunt
DB2. Relational databases are expensive. However, that's not what's
driving the change away from IDMS. It's new apps based on db2 that are
forcing the change. And I think everyone here would admit that
GUI/internet based apps are a lot sexier to business users then the ole
black and green screen. It's a changing world. Not for the better.
But then I recall a Honeywell technician saying once that their software
was really slick.

Lutz Petzold


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Re: Good bye IDMS ???
"I was going to abstain from adding my pfennig's worth, but I the
discussion about IDMS has me intrigued. I think technical merits of
software development have long ago ceased to be a consideration when the
technies in the glass house who noone understood were no longer involved
in business decisions. Businesses are paying for application rollouts
and that is what is driving the change in technology. Todays apps are
not certified to run with IDMS. They are developed on relational
database technology which in pure technical terms is more primitive then
other datastructures. However, that is what is available. How IDMS SQL
would fare in comparison to DB2 is an interesting mental exercise. My
bet is, that the same performance issues would haunt IDMS that haunt
DB2. Relational databases are expensive. However, that's not what's
driving the change away from IDMS. It's new apps based on db2 that are
forcing the change. And I think everyone here would admit that
GUI/internet based apps are a lot sexier to business users then the ole
black and green screen. It's a changing world. Not for the better.
But then I recall a Honeywell technician saying once that their software
was really slick.

Lutz Petzold


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