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IBM DB2 Universal Database 7.2

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

A

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

A

MANAGEABILITY

B

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; www.ibm.com/db2