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LinuxPR: IBM DB2 Version 8.1 Certified on SCO Linux 4.0

Feb 11, 2003, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])

The SCO Group (SCO) has announced that SCO Linux 4.0 has been certified with the latest edition of IBM DB2, Version 8.1. This certification allows companies using SCO Linux to simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with maintaining their database systems.

SCO Linux 4.0 is a Linux operating system designed for mission-critical business applications and provides customers with the base UnitedLinux operating system that customers need to successfully run Linux in business environments.

IBM DB2 Version 8.1 is a self-managing and self-tuning relational database management system, strong enough to meet the demands of large corporations and flexible enough to serve medium-sized and small businesses. IBM DB2 provides database technology leadership, easing the complexity and cost of managing e-business applications, and laying the foundation for integrating information across the enterprise.

IDC anticipates that the market opportunity alone for relational database servers on Linux is expected to increase from $30 million in 2000 to $3.4 billion in 2004, a compound annual growth rate of 226 percent. IDC also recognized IBM as the worldwide marketshare leader for databases on the Linux platform with more than 56 percent of the market.

"SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, continues to impress our customers and partners with its unrivaled dependability and universality as well as its price performance. As the leading relational database management system, IBM DB2 Version 8.1 makes SCO Linux an even more viable and valuable operating system," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president, SCO Operating Systems division. "SCO Linux with DB2 is sure to meet the needs of the enterprise as well as the small-to-medium sized business looking for a secure and reliable database solution."

"IBM is committed to support the efforts of SCO and its UnitedLinux partners to enhance the scalability and reliability of Linux for the enterprise," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The combination of DB2 and UnitedLinux provides a powerful database management and operating system environment that increases return on investment, lowers the total of cost of computing and accelerates time to value."

For more information about SCO Linux 4.0 please visit http://www.sco.com/products/scolinuxserver/.

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