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Sneak Preview: IBM's DB2 Everyplace 8.1.4


The Good News

  • Extensive relational database and client support
  • Runs on Linux
  • Data encryption at table level
  • The Bad News

  • Needs beefy hardware
  • DB2 applet server requires init scripts
  • It ain't pretty

    IBM DB2 EVERYPLACE 8.1.4, express edition: $379 per server and $79 per user; database edition: $99 per user; enterprise edition: $15,000 per processor. IBM, (800) 426-4968.

  • You know the importance of up-to-date data for your remote and mobile users. Many of the applications they use, including those for customer-relationship management and sales-force automation, must have easily accessible and in-sync data stores. To that end, IBM has introduced DB2 Everyplace 8.1.4, a synchronization server and zero-admin client-side database.

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