Why no SAP nor DB2 on FreeBSD ?
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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