AMD announces beta availability of IBM DB2 database software

January 23, 2003

[From ITWeb]

[New York | Business Wire via ITWeb, 22 January 2003] - At LinuxWorld, AMD today announced beta availability of the 64-bit version of IBM's DB2 Universal Database software for servers based on the upcoming AMD Opteronprocessor.

A demonstration of DB2 database software running on the SuSE Linux operating system with AMD Opteron processors will be featured at the AMD LinuxWorld booth.

IBM DB2 version 8 for Linux, the first database software to support the AMD Opteron processor platform, is now available to AMD-managed partners in a beta version. DB2 for Linux running on systems based on AMD Opteron processors is designed to provide enterprise customers native access to DB2's 64-bit database environment, while providing backward compatibility with existing 32-bit applications. Customers will be capable of incrementally migrating to a 64-bit environment, optimising their 32-bit investment and performance while capitalising on the power of 64-bit computing.

The Beta DB2 demonstration can be viewed at the AMD booth, #507, at LinuxWorld New York, from 22 to 24 January.

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