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suryakanth HM

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:13 pm    Post subject: IMS or DB2....!!!!!
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Hi to all,

AS i Know, Db2 is more popular and widely used database nowadays. But i saw somany projects till today using IMS. Infact the next project of me, needs the same. SO i would like to know from anybody, Is ims completely differs from Db2 ?
HOw many days are required to learn it ?
Suggest me a good ref. book ?
And also i would like to know if i have given projects involving db2 and ims which one should i opt and why ?
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: IMS or DB2....!!!!!
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Is ims completely differs from Db2 ?


IMS is a Hierarchical DB, while DB2 is a Relational DB. Structure for both is completely Different. You can say, both are not related in any manner.

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HOw many days are required to learn it ?


It simply depends on your approach and the way.

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Suggest me a good ref. book ?


Steve Eckols is one of the best to begin with.

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which one should i opt and why ?


I m working on both, so can't say which one you should go with.

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Priyesh.
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suryakanth HM

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Re: IMS or DB2....!!!!!
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Thanks Priyesh for your valuable suggestion.
one more question of mine is,

1. I heard people saying that IMS is going to die completely in matter of times. Is it ture.? Because i wanna be choosy in selecting when i have the
options of both kinds of projects with me.
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: IMS or DB2....!!!!!
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I heard people saying that IMS is going to die completely in matter of times. Is it ture.?

It can be true up to an extent as now some IMS DBs are getting migrated to others.

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wanna be choosy in selecting when i have the
options of both kinds of projects with me.


If it is like that........DB2.

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Priyesh.
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