IBM Prices Full-Function DB2 Database for Smaller Businesses on a Budget

June 5, 2003

[From IBM]

SOMERS, NY -- Jun 5, 2003 -- IBM today announced the general availability and pricing of DB2 Express, a new, full-function database for the mid-market that installs itself with no mouse clicks required, offers 65 automation tools, and is priced 30% less than the competition.

IBM DB2 UDB Express comes with numerous tools for automating and simplifying database functions. It provides technology for monitoring the system's health; automatically supplies expert advice; and offers wizards to walk users through various tasks, such as expanding the system's capabilities -- the latter of which can be done without changing a single line of programming code. For maximum flexibility, it supports XML, Web services, Java and Microsoft .Net.

DB2 UDB Express, which runs on both Windows and Linux and is available in all major languages, offers customers the convenience of being preconfigured by Business Partners for solutions in key vertical markets such as retail, manufacturing and banking. Business Partners embedding DB2 Express in their offerings can offer now customers a database that installs silently and unobtrusively with no mouse clicks required at all.

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