AMD announces beta availability of IBM DB2 database

January 27, 2003

[From IDGNet]

At LinuxWorld, AMD announced beta availability of the 64-bit version of IBM's DB2 Universal Database software for servers based on the upcoming AMD Opteron(tm) processor. 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, optimizing their 32-bit investment and performance while capitalizing on the power of 64-bit computing.

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