IBM DB2 upgrade renews Oracle migration efforts

April 23, 2009

[From ComputerworldUK]

IBM has released Version 9.7 of its flagship DB2 database with several notable new features, including the ability to run applications written for other databases, especially Oracle's.

Bernie Spang, director of data management software marketing at IBM, said the update would make it easier for vendors to port their database applications to DB2, and allow companies to port their custom applications from another database to DB2 with minimal effort.

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