PeopleSoft and IBM Expand Global Agreement to Provide E-business Applications With IBM's DB2 Universal Database

Flexible and Scalable Platform to Drive Businesses on the Net

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PLEASANTON, Calif. & SOMERS, N.Y - 27 Jun 2000: -- PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq:PSFT), a global eBusiness applications leader, and IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an agreement to expand the companies' global sales, marketing, and development relationship around IBM DB2 Universal Database. IBM today also announced the general availability of DB2 Universal Database Version 7.

As part of this agreement, PeopleSoft will use DB2 Universal Database as the company's primary UNIX development platform for PeopleSoft 8, a new generation of pure Internet applications developed on the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, the industry's most powerful XML and HTML platform.

The companies' collaboration will enable customers to implement PeopleSoft 8 eBusiness applications on DB2 Universal Database quickly and cost effectively across a variety of platforms, including Windows 2000 and NT, AIX and OS/390, Linux, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.

"PeopleSoft eBusiness applications on DB2 will provide customers with the ability to deploy a single e-business platform configuration of proven technology on their choice of the leading server operating environments," said Carl Olofson, program director, Application Development and Deployment Software, from IDC. "The companies' joint development efforts and their e-business consulting expertise will offer comprehensive, flexible solutions to joint customers."

"A robust database and application platform are checklist items for any eBusiness," said Peter Gassner, vice president and general manager of PeopleTools, PeopleSoft's technology division. "PeopleSoft internet applications running on the IBM platform will position companies for greater growth while increasing their competitive advantage."

"This expanded relationship offers customers more choice and a rock solid foundation for capitalizing on the Internet," said Janet Perna, general manager, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The combination of IBM and PeopleSoft will help companies leverage their information assets and transform themselves into agile and highly scalable e-businesses."

Immediate Availability
PeopleSoft e7.5 applications are now available on IBM's DB2 Universal Database with Sun Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 platforms. PeopleSoft applications have been available with IBM DB2 Universal Database on the AIX and OS/390 platforms for several years.

"PeopleSoft applications on DB2 Universal Database deliver robust eBusiness solutions today," said Walter E. Olson, IT director at Fireman's Fund Insurance. "Using DB2, we were able to leverage our existing DB2 skills and hardware platform."

Fireman's Fund has been working with PeopleSoft e7.5 DB2 since early 1999.

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