Joined: 13 Jun 2007 Posts: 632 Location: Wisconsin
Its can also be a big pain in the neck to develop against DB2. Shops will usually allow developers to create their own VSAM for testing with, but they will only let DBAs create new tables or alter tables after going through a design process. My shop is still heavily VSAM for just that reason. Using DB2 would slow development and testing to almost a crawl.