I usually have all customers with unicode systems.
However there is one running BW3.5 and ECC5.0 on non unicode. For things to be worse they have old machines i.e DEC Alphas.
In order to move to a new platform(i.e perform migration and afterwards upgrade to ECC6 which is actually their goal) they will hav to perform unicode conversion.
Here comes my questions:
What additional resources they will need. I got an old presentation and if I understood from there is need of additionall hardware resources (UTF-16 up to70% bigger DB, UTF- 8 10-35%). Is it through?
What is difference in UTF-16 and UTF-8?
What will be increase of DB size (existing 2TB) on Alpha?
CPU 30%, RAM50%?
Thank you a lot in advance