SAP and IBM Expand Partnership, Introduce Optimized DB2 Database

April 26, 2005

[From IBM]

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 26 -- SAP AG and IBM today unveiled an optimized version of the industry-leading DB2 Universal Database to help customers ease configuration, enhance performance and increase availability of their SAP. solutions running on DB2. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® '05, being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 26-28.

Working closely together, SAP and IBM have integrated new features into the latest version of DB2, version 8.2.2, that enhance deployment, maintenance and availability in a scalable architecture for SAP customers. Customers using the new DB2 offering will achieve improved performance over DB2's already industry-leading benchmark results. Customers also will benefit from advanced autonomic capabilities, such as DB2's "SAP tuner" feature developed to auto-configure DB2 in an SAP solutions environment.

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