Why no SAP nor DB2 on FreeBSD ?

Tony Theodore tonyt at logyst.com
Mon Sep 28 10:20:26 UTC 2009

2009/9/28 Ivan Voras <ivoras at freebsd.org>

> Saifi Khan wrote:
> > Hi all:
> >
> > In continuation of my investigation of Oracle, i also noticed
> > that there is:
> >  . no SAP for FreeBSD
> >  . no DB2 for FreeBSD
> >  . no Sybase ASE for FreeBSD
> >  . no Informix for FreeBSD
> >
> > Discouing PostgreSql installations, effectively enterprise
> > database setups have given FreeBSD a miss.
> > What could be reason for this ?
> An obvious guess would be that the userbase is too small and that makes
> it unprofitable to support the products on FreeBSD.
> Which then leads the FreeBSD community to give those products a miss and
use alternatives, or find ways of running them without vendor support, which
further reduces demand.

I guess from an advocacy perspective, it's hard to get enthused about this
as the alternatives seem more attractive. It's not like hardware drivers
that do constrain usage and development.


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