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IBM’s DB2 Tops TPC Benchmark List
Leapfrogging the rest of the transaction-processing world, IBM has posted TPC-C results more than tripling the highest current transaction-per-minute figure.
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Bus-Tech Speeds up Mainframe DB2 Access
Bus-Tech has announced the EnterpriseExpress Adapter for DB2 Access. The product is a PCI-compliant ESCON adapter using IBM's Multipath Channel+ (MPC+) protocol to provide the highest possible throughput between Windows NT applications and DB2 Universal Database for OS/390 using IBM's DB2 Connect.
: Bus-Tech Speeds up Mainframe DB2 Access Bus-Tech Speeds up Mainframe DB2 Access M. Reed - January 23, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary Burlington, MA, December 10, 1999 - Bus-Tech, a leading supplier of data center connectivity solutions, announces the EnterpriseExpress Adapter for DB2 Access. The product is a PCI-compliant ESCON adapter using IBM s Multipath Channel+ (MPC+) protocol to provide the highest possible throughput between Windows NT applications and DB2 Universal Database for OS/390 using
ERP Vendor Lawson Software Extends to IBM s DB2 Universal Database
Lawson Software, a major privately held provider of enterprise resource planning software, today announced the delivery of its enterprise software applications for IBM's DB2 Universal Database. This availability extends Lawson's support of the IBM DB2 Universal Database to encompass IBM Netfinity, RS/6000 and S/390 servers. Support for IBM DB2 on Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems server platforms is scheduled for May 2000.
: Software Extends to IBM s DB2 Universal Database ERP Vendor Lawson Software Extends to IBM s DB2 Universal Database M. Reed - January 10, 2000 Read Comments Event Summary ST. PAUL, Dec. 28, 1999 - Lawson Software, the only provider of Self-Evident Applications (SEA) for e-business, today announced the complete delivery of its enterprise software applications with IBM s DB2 Universal Database. This full integration availability extends Lawson s support of the IBM DB2 Universal Database to encompass IBM
IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support for customer relationship management (CRM), and an incubator program for e-business applications to help emerging companies get up and running on the Web.
: Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed - May 8, 2000 Read Comments M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring
IBM Tries to Take More Market Share from Oracle, BMC, and CA
IBM has announced a four-year, $200 million investment to make it more cost effective and easier for companies to manage data on IBM S/390 enterprise servers. They will attempt to compete more effectively with Computer Associates (which acquired Platinum Technology and Sterling Software), BMC, and Oracle in the lucrative database tools market.
: than 35 tools for DB2 and Information Management Systems for OS/390 environments to help customers manage large volumes of data inherent to any e-business. The four areas of focus include: Database Administration Performance Management Recovery and replication management (the ability to provide 24x7 support) Application management (the ability to craft application connections to the database) Market Impact Given that Computer Associates has purchased Platinum Technology and Sterling Software, and has
Jeeves—Thriving Organically as a Humble Servant
Jeeves Information Systems, an innovative Swedish enterprise applications provider, seems to be making the right moves towards remaining a force within its markets. But becoming a more globally recognized player remains a tall order, even for an obliging butler-like vendor.
: for Linux and IBM DB2 Universal Database , as a complement to the Windows platform. This will make the system much more transferable and independent. Enabling Jeeves Enterprise on DB2 Universal Database running on Linux and IBM eServers like xSeries and pSeries should indeed help both Jeeves and IBM to expand further into the SMB market. Prospective user companies will be offered the opportunity to be platform-independent, both on the server and on the client side, and will also have the possibility of
PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays
There has been an intensifying hullabaloo in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and incumbent Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors defending their turf. PeopleSoft expands its forays outside the US with its recent announcements.
: include the highly scalable DB2 database software, and a eServer xSeries or pSeries . IBM Global Services ( IGS ) and its network of business partners will deliver fixed-scope, fixed-price implementation services for PeopleSoft applications. The first preconfigured bundled solution to be delivered will be PeopleSoft Accelerated CRM for the financial services, discrete manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. This is Part One of a two-part analysis of recent announcements by PeopleSoft. Part
Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their Business One PriorityPart Two: Market Impact
Mid-market and the SMB segment are the next frontiers and a promised land for all the enterprise vendors, small and large alike.Still, the willingness of smaller IT departments to go for more sophisticated technology beyond the all-too-common dispersed islands of information on Excel spreadsheets, Access-based reports and queries, or even managers’ pocket paper-pads and post-it notes, does not guarantee any vendor an easy ride.
: include the highly scalable DB2 database software, and a eServer xSeries or pSeries . IBM Global Services (IGS) and its network of business partners will deliver fixed-scope, fixed-price implementation services for PeopleSoft applications. The first preconfigured bundled solution delivered was PeopleSoft Accelerated CRM for the financial services, discrete manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. It may be interesting to notice IBM s mid-market aspirations albeit through a plethora of
ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The EyePart Three: Market Impact
ACCPAC has lately been making big strides to extend its reach and turn into a full-fledged comprehensive e-business software provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACCPAC is likely the only vendor amongst its peers that is an ASP as well. Additionally, ACCPAC applications are geared for growth.
: on Linux, while IBM DB2 and Oracle database still have strength and appeal in many parts of the world. Thus, the vendor supports all the above platforms, and because of the Advantage system s architecture (i.e. separate business logic from database), it does not require an excruciating work to update drivers for ACCPAC to produce new platform supporting versions. Consequently, Both Pro and Advantage Series run on Windows and Linux, and both run on Microsoft SQL database. Differing however, Pro Series
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions?Part Six: Market Impact--Nurturing Channels
The merging vendors, Sage/Best and ACCPAC, have understood that a broad, impeccably integrated, horizontal offering with selected vertical enhancements, a nurturing resellers network in addition to providing well-attuned pricing and catering to the evolving scalability and migration needs of customers through products of upward compatibility are necessary tenets for success in the SME market segment.
: began shipping bundled IBM DB2 database with its Advantage Series accounting software as the default database at no charge, in place of the previously used Pervasive product line, a move that has been extended to include the DB2 database with the Pro Series and ACCPAC CRM products. Very recently (May 3), ACCPAC announced its support of the forthcoming version of IBM DB2 , code-named Stinger, as part of its continuing business partnership with IBM. ACCPAC will provide full support for the new database,
IBS–Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race
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: Computer Associates ). IBM DB2 is the primary database. On the client side, ASW has added support for all Microsoft Windows platforms, and since the ASW 3.5 release (shipped in the late 1990s) there has been support for a Java-based front-end, called Internet Connection e , to handle basic on-line order entry, information on product availability, pricing, and order status checking requirements. Use of Internet technologies has been in line with other more technologically conservative vendors, and ASW
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