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Is it necessary to have DB2?

karthikeyanb
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Joined: Jun 28, 2001
Posts: 3
Hi guys,
I am new to WebSphere.Is it necessary to have DB2 installed in my machine for installing WebSphere 3.5 Advanced Edition.
Can't I use Oracle instead of DB2? And which one is better ?


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Peter Kristensson
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 118
Hiya.
Yes, you can use Oracle. (It's the only one I've ever used, and it's worked quite well).
I don't know which one is better, they all have their pro's and con's.
/Peter Pan
Ashok NMR
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 16
Hi karthi,
yes it is must that u have to install database before installing application server.
oracle is a good database.
db2 belongs to same IBM as websphere.if u use db2,i think it will be useful in future,if there is any change in version.
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lavanya subramanian
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 52
hi karthi,
s u can use oracle instead of db2 ,
but the problem is u have to configure websphere to work with oracle at the time of installation ,becaz i had many problems configuring WAS to work with oracle after installing WAS with db2
bye,
lavi
 
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