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VNU Net: IBM unveils database for Linux clusters

Dec 11, 2000, 14:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IBM has announced what it claims is the industry's first commercial database for Intel-based Linux clusters. Big Blue has also unveiled other Linux tools including extended support for the open source operating system through its Websphere middleware and development platform."

"Some analysts said the latest announcements will give Linux more credibility in the high-end enterprise space. "Earlier this year IBM put Linux on the S390, but just having an operating system is not of much use until it supports the right applications," said Zona Research."

"We see the addition of DB2, Websphere application servers and DB2 Connect to Linux on the mainframe as having a profound potential effect on the very large base of global 2000 businesses that house more than a trillion dollars worth of applications and data on IBM mainframes," the researcher added."

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