vendredi 27 janvier 2006

Date supposée d'arrêt du support de la version 7 de DB2 pour OS/390 et z/OS


IBM vient de mettre à jour son site web au niveau des dates supposées d'arrêt de la commercialisation (2ème trimestre 2006) et du support (septembre 2007) de la version 7 de DB2 pour OS/390 et z/OS :

Vous trouverez ci-dessous un message de Roger Miller d'IBM SVL commentant ces dates supposées :

All statements regarding the future direction and intent of IBM are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

As of March 2006, DB2 V7 has been generally available for five years. DB2 V8 has been generally available for two years. If you are currently running V7, then it’s time to plan your migration to V8. I generally think of five years after general availability as the end of practical life for a DB2 release. Migration to Vnext will be only from DB2 for z/OS V8. There will not be any ability to skip a version. There are a few customers still running older versions, but the end of service is past. In general, you can expect versions to be in service for five years and end of service to be announced a year in advance. There is also an extended service period of three years for an additional charge.

Most customers are currently running V7 in 1Q 2006, but the migration is running faster now. Our estimate or projection for end of marketing is 2Q 2006. End of service of Version 7 is projected as September 2007, consistent with end of service for all of the operating systems that support processors other than zSeries or System z9.

To see current DB2 availability notices, start at Click on Support, then on Product Life Cycle.

Roger Miller
DB2 UDB for z/OS IBM Silicon Valley Lab


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