Migrating OpenBravo from Oracle to DB2
When we started down the path of making DB2 compatible with Oracle Applications we wondered how to demonstrate the capability.
It seemed unlikely that any application vendor would allow us to expose their Oracle Application to a public audience.
Getting a custom application seemed not much more likely.
But creating an artificial benchmark application would immediately cause suspicion that the workload is either too trivial or biased towards success.
After a quite a bit of searching we found OpenBravo. This company sells an ERP product that is available in source code.
So, since DB2 9.7 this product has turned into the standard product to run migration boot camps for partners and customers.
OpenBravo has also become a means to get one of many formal data points to measure progressive improvements in compatibility against.
So a few months ago we decided to record a live migration of OpenBravo and put it up on YouTube.