"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
"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
"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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