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InfoWorld: DB2 offers easier database management [Review]

Apr 16, 2000, 17:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mario Apicella)

"Easy and reliable information access is one of the most important attributes of a successful e-business application. To ensure that quality, you need a database product that is both powerful and easy to use and that integrates smoothly with your Web-based applications...."

"DB2's strengths have always been scalability and a wide range of supported platforms. In fact, the IBM database offers a consistent interface across the traditional IBM domains, such as OS/390, OS/400, AIX, and OS/2, as well as on leading Unix environments, such as Solaris, and the various incarnations of Microsoft Windows. With last year's release of the Satellite Edition (Version 6.1), IBM added to that impressive list of supported environments by reaching out to mobile and handheld devices."

"Despite those strengths, Oracle8i remains a formidable contender because of its unsurpassed range of features to facilitate Web application integration with Oracle8i. For example, Oracle provides an Integrated File System, which lets you define a database as a shared, easily-accessible network drive; easy data-content management via Oracle WebDB; tight integration between the database and the Java environment; and a well-established presence on the Unix platform."

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