Tuesday, January 26, 2010
IBI and IBM Partner for System z Data Warehousing
The new "Data Reporter for DB2" is a special WebFOCUS version specifically for System z DB2 data warehouses.
Just a few years ago, IBI and IBM announced a similar partnership with the "DB2 Web Query" product -- a special WebFOCUS version made for System i data and intended to be a next-generation replacement for Query 400.
This announcement raises some questions. For example, if WebFOCUS supercedes Query 400 on the System i, is this same modernization message true for its mainframe peer Query Management Facility (QMF)? A bigger question is, why didn't IBM just use its own BI product, Cognos, which also runs on the System z?
You can also read about this on Information Builders' website.
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