IBM tempts Microsoft .net users away from SQL Server to DB/2


With a stated goal to make DB/2 programming more natural, IBM has said the next version of its DB/2 database will improve support for Microsoft’s .net development platform.

In a bid to lure users of the rival Microsoft database SQL Server, IBM said the DB/2 upgrade, codenamed Stinger, would offer functionality on Windows ahead of the next version of Microsoft’s SQL Server database, codenamed Yukon.

Like Oracle, with the launch of its 10g database, IBM, has tried to capitalise on the lateness of the next release of Microsoft’s SQL Server relational database – a product that has not been refreshed since 2000.

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