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AllLinuxDevices: IBM Announces New Database For Pervasive Devices

Oct 10, 2000, 01:28 (1 Talkback[s])

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"In an effort to help customers store, manage and access data from anywhere, IBM today introduced its latest version of DB2 Everyplace, the industry's leading compact relational database. In addition to existing support for the Palm platform, DB2 Everyplace version 7.1, supports four new platforms including Microsoft Windows CE/Pocket PC, EPOC, Neutrino and embedded Linux. The latest version of DB2 Everyplace also supports Bluetooth and IR standards, enabling true wireless synchronization."

"Following on the heels of the company's recent launch of WebSphere Everyplace Suite Enterprise Edition -- which gives enterprises the scalable ability to distribute data through wireless and wired networks -- DB2 Everyplace's four new platforms will run on a number of different devices, ranging from cellular phones to handheld PCs (HPC) and various personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. DB2 Everyplace will also enable enterprises to build and manage database-enabled applications on stand-alone mobile devices in addition to storing and synchronizing with enterprise data."

"For example, DB2 Everyplace is an ideal solution for medical professionals using a PDA to monitor patient information. Using DB2 Everyplace, a doctor or nurse can receive current patient information at the start of their rounds, update this information as they see patients throughout their shift and upload that information to the hosptal's main database at the end of the day so all records are current. Additionally, education professionals can use DB2 Everyplace-enabled devices for accessing and inputting information away from a networked PC for updating attendance or on-site grading."

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