DFSORT (from IBM) and Syncsort from Syncsort, Inc are competitive products. Although they have many of the same functions, each has functions not found in the other product.
Complete documentation for DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL is available free online to everyone from:http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss? ... g3T7000080
Syncsort documention can only be obtained from Syncsort by licensed Syncsort customers - it is not available online. There is NO documentation available for Syncsort's SYNCTOOL.
For some reason, Bill always brings up MAXSORT, but we've found that it isn't used by many customers and for those who do use it we can suggest alternatives.
If anyone on this board would like some documents prepared by the DFSORT Team that describe what we see as the advantages of DFSORT over Syncsort, as well as considersations for migrating from Syncsort to DFSORT, send me an e-mail offline (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Please put "DFSORT" somewhere in your Subject line to catch my attention.