IBM Delivers DB2 Universal Database for NUMA-Q Servers

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SOMERS, N.Y - 31 Mar 2000: -- IBM today announced the general availability of DB2 Universal Database for its Intel processor-based NUMA-Q servers.

This powerful combination creates an ideal foundation for e-business and business intelligence solutions that require very high performance for multi-terabyte databases.

The NUMA-Q architecture uniquely combines the linear scalability of parallel processing and the easy manageability of a single image SMP platform, with industry leading technology for moving massive streams of data generated by large scale e-business activity. The unparalleled scalability and the ease of database administration of DB2 Universal Database is ideally suited for the NUMA-Q platform.

DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and Enterprise - Extended Edition (EEE) serve as the foundation for advanced e-business, business intelligence, ERP and CRM applications, providing superior scalability and performance across applications. DB2 Universal Database EE, a multi-user object relational database scaling from single processor systems to the data center, is ideal for customers ranging from start-ups with data center-size requirements to large corporations, particularly where there is a need for Internet connectivity.

DB2 Universal Database EEE provides a high performance mechanism to support large databases, which were traditionally housed on clustered servers before the introduction of NUMA-Q technology, and is ideal for business intelligence applications such as data warehousing.

IBM is also delivering a DB2 Software Developer's Kit, a run-time client, and DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition for NUMA-Q. DB2 Connect provides direct access from NUMA-Q servers and gateways to DB2 databases on hosts such as OS/390 and VM, and DB2 for AS/400. The following tools have been ported to the NUMA-Q platform; Net.Data, MQSeries, and Tivoli Storage Manager. The DB2 XML Extender is also being ported to NUMA-Q.

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