"IBM has announced that users can take 'test drives' of its new
database management system (DBMS), known as DB2. The newest release
of DB2, code-named 'Viper,' claims to deliver new storage benefits,
as well as greater efficiency in database queries.
"IBM is pushing two new storage-centric features with the new
version of DB2, called cache hinting and I/O prioritizing, both of
which improve response time between back-end storage and the