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Running DB2 and Oracle on the same server

We currently have Oracle 8.172 installed on AIX Unix servers. We are considering also running DB2 version 7 on AIX. What are your thoughts about running both these databases on the same server?

I wouldn't do it. A database server consumes a lot of resources and trying to run two of them on the same machine...

is likely to cause you some heartburn. Furthermore, configuring the hardware and software such that it will run efficiently for both Oracle and DB2 will likely be quite a challenge.

And if you have a hardware problem that will bring down both servers - something that might be avoided if you used separate servers for each.

That being said, it should be possible to run both on the same server... it just isn't wise in my opinion.

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