IBM DB2 9 Data Server Wins New Customers, Builds Momentum

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Anaheim, CA - 16 Oct 2006:  IBM today announced that just two months after its launch, the DB2 9 data server is rapidly gaining new customers and continuing to gain momentum in the database market.

DB2 9–code named “Viper”–is IBM’s new data server that incorporates the most significant database technology enhancements introduced to the industry in more than two decades.

Hundreds of customers across different industries have already embraced DB2 9 and many are moving their databases from Oracle to IBM’s new data server, including: American Electric Power, Central Michigan University, Farmers Insurance and Teleglobe. These new DB2 9 customers have cited the product’s combination of industry-first features, along with new security and disaster recovery enhancements, as the reasons for their migration.

“As a result of the ground breaking features in DB2 9, we are seeing a great deal of customer interest,” said Arvind Krishna, vice president IBM data servers. “Our customers are telling us that DB2 9 has ushered in a new era of data server technology that helps them to grow their businesses.”

DB2 9 marks the culmination of a five-year IBM development project that has transformed traditional, static database technology into an interactive, vibrant data server that enables clients to improve their ability to manage varied types of information, such as documents, Web pages and digitally signed XML transactions.  IBM’s new data server provides an industry-first seamless and simultaneous information flow of both XML and relational data, regardless of format, platform or location. 

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