Informix Database at Heart of IBM's Server-Based Software Strategy

May 11, 2004

[From eWeek]

NEW YORK--At the heart of IBM's new middleware-based software model ticks an embedded database IBM picked up in its 2001 acquisition of Informix Software, the database side of Informix Corp.

According to IBM executives, the 100 percent Java database, named Cloudscape, will ensure zero administration burden, a small footprint of 2MB or less, and portability that will enable it to run on PDAs, smart phones and other client devices.

That's a crucial part of IBM's new vision for server-managed and provisioned thin clients, which was announced Monday at a meeting for media and analysts.

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