IBM to Ship DB2 Information Integrator
The much-heralded DB2 Information Integrator software is a central part of IBM's on-demand computing strategy.IBM will announce general availability of its much-heralded DB2 Information Integrator software on Tuesday, at the same time that Striva Corp. announces that it will extend Information Integrator by enabling it to access mainframe data sources. The news will be delivered at two forums: the IBM Software Symposium in Munich, Germany, and at the International DB2 Users Groups IDUG 2003 conference, in Las Vegas. The news at IDUG 2003 will be delivered during the opening keynote by Janet Perna, general manager for data management solutions at IBM. Information Integrator is a central part of the Somers, N.Y., companys master plan for what it calls on-demand computingthe ability to instantly access, integrate, manage and analyze all forms of information, stored on any platform, both within and beyond the enterprise.
That vision requires three things: technology automation, which IBM has been focusing on with its Autonomic Computing initiatives; virtualization, or the ability to plug in or out components to achieve better use of assets; and integration, or the ability to integrate people, processes and information so an IT environment can react to business needs in real-time.