Stinger to take flight -- slowly

May 19, 2004

[From SearchDatabase.com]

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Stinger may be flapping its wings to take flight, but it will be a while before the next version of DB2 Universal Database will buzz across the radar screens of most DBAs, many of whom said they are too busy working on critical projects to even think of upgrading.

Joseph Martucci, a senior DBA based in Charlotte, N.C., with textile producer SI Corp., is working to upgrade some remaining systems from v7 to v8 of DB2. Martucci said his company has taken its time, first upgrading some of the most critical systems to v8, and then starting a migration project on the remaining systems this year.

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