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SearchDatabase: IBM Battles Oracle for Top Open Source Customers

May 14, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Toting 'DB2 on Linux' hats and green DB2 bumper stickers featuring the friendly Linux penguin logo, IBM is sending a message to DBAs that the database of choice for establishing clusters on the open source platform is DB2--and not products from its nemesis, Oracle Corp.

"'You have, in some sense of the word, a data explosion going on, and to handle that data, companies are turning to database clusters,' Rav Ahuja, IBM's product manager for DB2 on Linux, told an audience at the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) conference..."

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