IBM DB2 Universal Database

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-06-25 Print this article Print

7.2"> IBM DB2 Universal Database 7.2

Organizations struggling to consolidate many different data sources—especially sites using IBMs MQSeries message queuing server—will find DB2 7.2 a sophisticated and capable tool. For general-purpose database work, DB2 remains eWeek Labs top overall choice.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Tools to integrate DB2 with IBMs MQSeries product provide new ways to analyze and archive MQSeries data.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // XML support and other DB2 Web services promise new ways of accessing database information remotely.

Provides market-leading selection of database interoperability and connectivity options; built-in encryption.

MQSeries integration tools dont support shared DB2/MQSeries transactions; symmetric multiprocessing servers can crash when running DB2s administration tool.

IBM, Armonk, N.Y.; (800) 426-4968;

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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