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  • 1. For the IT professional Scalable and high performance database software for Linux. The freedom of Linux. The depth of DB2 data management software.
  • 2. Scales at the pace your business requires “Through Acclink, Ltd., we have brought together the best of ACCP AGS Software and IBM DB2 for AC, Linux to get an extremely cost-effective point-of-sale solution that provides timely Web-based transactional information in minutes instead of days.” —Charlie Hinerman, President, Future Cellular 1
  • 3. With DB2 for Linux, companies have manage your technology, rather a cost-efficient means for integrating than vice versa, and you gain better and leveraging their valuable data control over return on investment assets to make more informed and cost-saving opportunities. decisions, provide better customer Compete with confidence service and transact business more With DB2 Universal Database and You’ve always known that innovation efficiently with partners and suppliers. Linux running on the mainframe, pays off in e-business. But to be And running DB2 software on the you can consolidate workloads and truly free to innovate, you need to be open-source Linux OS offers more eliminate server farms to reduce unburdened by budget restraints than a low total cost of ownership operating costs and gain mainframe and enjoy virtually unlimited choice (TCO). It also provides rock-solid performance for your applications. in sophisticated technology that fits stability, flexibility and manageability. By using the facilities of VM (Virtual your organization. Machine), thousands of Linux Scalability pays great returns operating systems can coexist Simply put, freedom to innovate Many IT professionals are concerned with other operating systems on a depends on solutions such as IBM about whether their relational single IBM S/390® Parallel Enterprise DB2 Universal Database for Linux . ® ™ ® database on Linux will be able to Server™ or an IBM ^ zSeries™ Robust, scalable and Web ready, DB2 scale and perform as well and as server. And the mobile version, IBM Universal Database, the core product fast as the underlying Linux operating DB2 Everyplace™, runs on handheld in the DB2 software family, powers system. They also worry that short- and embedded Linux platforms. thousands of the world’s leading term savings on initial purchase e-business infrastructures on a price might be outweighed by the The possibilities are indeed multitude of hardware platforms. And future costs for data migration and empowering. You can build Linux is forging ahead as the fastest- training when their business and supercomputers and high availability growing server operating system (OS) solution grow—and outgrow the systems using clusters of IBM on the market. capabilities of simple databases. ^ xSeries™ servers running DB2 software for Linux helps you Linux. IBM DB2 Universal Database avoid these costs, because it can be Enterprise-Extended Edition for Linux deployed once and scale as large provides a single database that can as your business demands. Using be distributed across such a cluster. DB2 Universal Database, you can You can easily scale up by adding a create new functionalities, enhance new machine to the cluster in a Linux existing applications and run them environment, which will trigger DB2 anywhere, from handheld devices to automatically redistribute data to to mainframes. In other words, you the new partition. Your benefit? A powerful, reliable supercomputer for business or research at a fraction of the cost of a special purpose machine with equivalent capabilities. 2
  • 4. Self-managing database technology leads to lower cost of ownership Proven performance in a single solution DB2 is easy to install and manage, When you run DB2 Universal with features for self-administration, Database on the Linux platform, you self-tuning and self-healing—a prime can expect the high performance consideration when you need to your business needs for its growth. maximize your DBA resources. What’s Used for business intelligence, DB2 more, its DB2 Control Center provides for Linux leads in performance a central, Web-based control point for among 100GB databases in the managing your DB2 servers. Transaction Processing Performance Council’s decision-support Why DB2 is powering the world’s benchmark (TPC-H™)1. e-business solutions Its rich functionality makes DB2 A variety of features in DB2 contribute Universal Database for Linux an Not only does DB2 Universal to its performance achievements: optimal platform for e-business. Database for Linux support migration Whether you maintain a large online from small to large platforms, it • Support for symmetric catalog or run a high-transaction multiprocessing (SMP), binary volume environment, DB2 can help also enables you to easily port an large objects, online analytical you leverage the efficiencies of application from a single PC to a processing (OLAP) functions and e-business for interacting with your clustered server environment — Web standards (including Java™ customers, suppliers and partners. without the need for recoding. And technology and HTTP server access) because DB2 supports multiple platforms — such as IBM AIX®, • IBM DB2 Net Search Extender To support your e-business for high-speed, in-memory development environment, DB2 Microsoft® Windows NT®, HP-UX, search capabilities Universal Database for Linux includes: Linux or Sun’s Solaris Operating Environment — you can develop a • Ability to create tablespaces and logs on raw partitions for • Support for Java 2 Platform, DB2 application on one platform, enhanced performance and to Enterprise Edition (J2EE), XML and easily migrate it to another. With take advantage of support for and SQL this level of scalability and portability, file sizes larger than 2GB when • Backing for the InfiniBand I/O your business can grow from ten using the Linux 2.4 kernel. industry specification and DAT employees to tens of thousands — file format and remain on the same reliable • Itanium processor support DB2 Universal Database for Linux • Stored procedures, data encryption at the backend. and globalization • Federated data access and embedded analysis capabilities • Advanced query rewrite and multiple optimization levels • Productivity tools for visual development and migration. 3
  • 5. “IBM’s decision to make DB2 Universal Database and the S/390 compatible with Linux testifies to the company’s dedication to providing the robustness, scalability and reliability that customers really want.” —Rich Smrcina, Data Center Manager, Grede Foundries, Inc. 4
  • 6. Backed by worldwide support from IBM, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Essential Systems tracks warehouse heavy-equipment industries and assets to uncover new savings an enthusiastic fan of DB2 for DB2 software customer ranks include Linux. Burdened by too many pioneering software developers servers consuming too much such as Essential Systems. Based in power, floor space and valuable IT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Essential resources, Grede worked with IBM Systems, also an IBM Business to consolidate its servers onto an Partner, has made a name for IBM S/390 Multiprise 2000 server. itself by developing value-added The company also deployed DB2 distributed computing solutions using Universal Database and IBM DB2 handheld devices and hardware Connect™ running Linux to serve as devices with embedded software. a gateway between its local area Insurance Restoration Services, a network (LAN) and its host data on provider of disaster remediation and IBM VSE/ESA™. As a result, Grede church and historical restoration has lowered its TCO and is enjoying services, turned to Essential Systems better system performance. for a way to keep closer track of expensive tools in its warehouse. Dedicated to Linux Using DB2 Everyplace on a Palm IBM today ships the largest volume Pilot, IBM DB2 Everyplace Sync of e-business software for Linux, Server and, as the central data a testament to its full commitment source, DB2 Universal Database to Linux and the open-source for Linux, Essential Systems created community. DB2 software for a mobile tool-tracking solution Linux means: that is helping Insurance Restoration Services save an • Flexibility— through support of open standards expected $20,000 annually. • Reliability— since it is based on Grede Foundries lowers TCO with the proven technology of DB2 DB2 for Linux Universal Database Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, • Cost effectiveness— because its Grede Foundries, Inc. is a cross-platform portability protects manufacturer of iron and steel skills investments and facilitates castings for the automotive and hardware choices. 5
  • 7. IBM’s commitment to Linux is Services and support get you up and rapid access to your enterprise’s exemplified in the array of software running quickly business information from any solutions it has extended to the To help you reap maximum location. For more information about Linux platform. In addition to DB2 value from your DB2 for Linux IBM Data Management Tools, visit data management software, IBM implementation, IBM offers an also offers WebSphere infrastructure ® extensive array of services as well software for dynamic e-business, as unparalleled technical support, Your business is dynamic and you Lotus ® collaboration, e-learning and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By need a data management solution knowledge-enabling software and working with IBM data management that can match your growth. By Tivoli® technology management specialists or IBM Business Partners, pairing the scalable, function-rich software. you can benefit from the expertise DB2 Universal Database with one of experienced professionals. For of the market’s most reliable and IBM independent software vendors continued education, IBM offers an stable operating systems, you can (ISVs) provide another source of array of computer-based training build an e-business infrastructure business applications that utilize DB2 (CBT) and classroom courses that can take your business to new for Linux. For example, ACCPAC has covering DB2 for Linux. For more heights. Whether you want a dynamic a complete business management information, visit e-business, business application solution, SAP offers enterprise education. If you are an experienced integration, access to integrated resource planning software and DBA and would like to get up to information or all of the above, DB2 MarCole has developed a retail speed quickly on DB2, please Universal Database for Linux is ready solution based on DB2 for Linux. For visit to perform, wherever your business risk management, Axiom provides selfstudy to download a free takes you. a solution on the platform, and for CBT course. business intelligence, Dimensional For more information Insight, SAS and Hyperion have Once you’ve got DB2 in your Contact your IBM marketing offerings. Other IBM ISVs offering environment, you can take advantage representative or IBM authorized solutions that can help optimize of an array of affordable, function rich software reseller, or visit our Web DB2 for Linux include Bunker Hill, tools designed to help you maintain site at Legato, Quest, Rational Software and optimize DB2. IBM DB2 Table db2/linux and SteelEye. Editor for Multiplatforms, for example, lets you update, create and delete data across multiple DB2 database platforms. With IBM DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms, you can foster 6
  • 8. ® © Copyright IBM Corporation 2002 IBM United States Software Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 U.S.A. Printed in the United States of America 03-02 All Rights Reserved AIX, DB2, DB2 Connect, DB2 Everyplace, DB2 Univer- sal Database, the e-business logo, IBM, the IBM logo, Netfinity, OS/390, S/390, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, Tivoli, VSE/ESA, WebSphere, xSeries, z/OS and zSeries are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both. Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft and Windows NT are trademarks of Micro- soft Corporation in the United States, other countries or both. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries or both. 1 TPC Benchmark, TPC-H and QphH are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Transaction Process- ing Performance Council. Data referenced in this brochure is current as of March 18, 2002. For further TPC-related information, please see Benchmark based on: IBM DB2 V7 on IBM ^ .2 x350 running Turbolinux 7 (16 Intel Pentium III Xeon 900Mhz); Metrics: 2960QphH@100GB, 336 $ US per QphH; Available: 06/20/02. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. References in this publication to IBM products or services do not imply that IBM intends to make them available in all countries in which IBM operates. Printed in the United States on recycled paper containing 10% recovered post-consumer fiber. GC27-1690-00