Perna Points DB2 Toward the Future
April 5, 2004[From eWeek]
Janet Perna has seen IBM's data management business evolve from being a relatively small unit heavily weighted toward a DB2 relational database for the mainframe to being a billion-dollar software business with database, content management and integration products for mainframe and distributed computing environments. With an eye on perennial database competitor Oracle Corp. and the growing presence of Microsoft Corp. in the data management world, Perna, general manager of data management in IBM's software group, clearly isn't dwelling on the past. In an exclusive interview at her Somers, N.Y., office, Perna talked with eWEEK Department Editor John S. McCright and Senior Writer Brian Fonseca about IBM's On Demand computing initiative, the next version of the DB2 database (code-named Stinger), and her vision for the real-time information infrastructure.
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