IBM Puts Extra Barbs in 'Stinger' for LinuxWorld

January 14, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

While speed and performance are considered requisite constants in the realm of database software, major vendors aim to keep their products fresh by adding new features.

On the strength of that notion, IBM (Quote, Chart) is poised to unveil a few new features to its next-generation Universal Database next week at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York City. Fittingly, the new offerings are geared for the open-source operating system, Linux.

Code-named "Stinger," the revised DB2 code will help customers build better Linux clusters. One of these, DB2 Partition Advisor, can be used to split up and boost the performance of databases over many servers in minutes instead of weeks.

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