DB2 Magazine: Serving Up Linux

“Long thought of as the free operating system, Linux today
boasts heavyweight features that let it take on even
enterprise-strength requirements.”

“Linux’s popularity among programmers and businesses that
require small- to medium-scale servers continues to grow. But Linux
proponents have greater aspirations for their operating system, a
vision IBM shares. They feel that Linux’s reliability and
scalability are well suited to the needs of growing, large-scale
enterprises, including industrial-size warehousing, decision
support, transaction processing, and data mining applications.
Growing companies need to consider cost in addition to scalability;
Linux, essentially a free operating system, can’t be beaten when it
comes to cost.”

“Now large-scale enterprises that choose Linux can have a
multipartition, enterprise-strength database option: DB2 Universal
Database Enterprise-Extended Edition (DB2 UDB EEE) for Linux is now
in beta testing with early customers, a development that boosts
Linux’s credentials in the high-end server arena.”

“DB2 UDB EEE for Linux offers many features that support the
high-end requirements of large enterprises. Clustering and
partitioning are among the most useful. To put it simply, DB2 UDB
EEE lets you distribute your data and database manager
functionality by creating a multipartition database system. The
multipartition approach means that you can harness the power of
multiple processors on multiple nodes to satisfy requests for
information. And that configuration means lots of processing power.
Let’s look at an example.”


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