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IBM Previews IDS "Cheetah" Data Server

New Features Highlighted at Information On Demand 2006 Conference

Anaheim, CA - 16 Oct 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled details of the next-generation Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) data server—code-named “Cheetah.”  IDS, a key element of IBM’s Information Management portfolio, is a relational data server that delivers exceptionally fast OLTP performance, high reliability and near hands-free administration.

During the Information On Demand event, IBM will preview the roadmap and upcoming features of IDS Cheetah, which is designed to introduce unprecedented capabilities in spatial and temporal data management.  This capability can be critical for customers – such as shipping companies - who require detailed, real-time knowledge of their assets which can be spread across a large geographic region.

Scheduled for release in 2007, IDS Cheetah is expected to support and further IBM’s efforts to help clients meet their data management goals by creating unparalleled opportunities for users to extract value from their business information.

“IDS is ideal for customers who either don’t need or can’t have large numbers of DBAs,” said Arvind Krishna, vice president IBM data servers. “IDS Cheetah will build upon IDS’ ability to handle image data, cartographics as well as the use and storage of 3-D geometry.”

IDS is a leading integrated data server in many market segments such as retail, telecommunications, healthcare, government and SMB. The continued popularity and use of IDS is illustrated by the fact that in North America alone, eight of the top ten retailers and twenty of the top twenty-five supermarkets are IDS customers.

The low administration requirements of IDS enable customers to deploy thousands of IDS instances world-wide, integrated in applications in locations where there are no technical resources required to support the database.  For example if you place a cell phone call in North America, Europe or Asia odds are that your call information will be routed quickly and accurately thru an IDS server to validate the call. Likewise, emergency call centers rely on the dependability and industry-leading replication capabilities of IDS to ensure that their systems are always available.  

Customers, developers and partners can find out more about IDS at  http://www.ibm.com/software/data/informix/ids/

Contact(s) information

Chris Rubsamen
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-1803
rubsamen@us.ibm.com

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