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IBM Releases Database for Cloud Development


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IBM has introduced an update to its DB2 database software. IBM says the new release, IBM DB2 V11.1, will help developers more easily bridge on-premises applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture.

DB2 V11.1 is multi-workload database software that powers next-generation applications, including mobile, advanced analytics, cognitive and highly available transactions. IBM DB2 is designed to protect data both in flight and at rest. It also supports high levels of performance by enabling its in-memory technology to be deployed across a massively parallel processing architecture.

“In today’s world, clients need to leverage a truly hybrid data infrastructure that reduces the boundaries of where they can build and deploy efficient, resilient and highly scalable applications,” said Rob Thomas, vice president of development for IBM Analytics. “DB2 is the best choice for mission critical, multi-workload applications, regardless of where you deploy them, on premise or in the cloud.  This agility helps our clients accelerate innovation for competitive advantage.

Leveraging common features, accessibility, security and tooling provides a consistent experience so consumers receive the fast and reliable data they expect, regardless of deployment option. Therefore, IBM DB2 helps ensure that moving or extending applications to the cloud won’t disrupt business.

IBM DB2 is also SQL-compatible with Oracle Database, making it possible to leverage existing skills to move applications from Oracle to DB2, whether on-premises or in the cloud, with minimal-to-no application changes, IBM says. 

To learn more about DB2 on Cloud, go here


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