IBM adds jolt of Java, XML searching capability to latest version of its DB2

IBM adds jolt of Java, XML searching capability to latest version of its DB2

IBM Corp. has reworked its DB2 Universal Database for Linux and the Web's Extensible Markup Language.

Version 6.1 of the database management system has a stored procedure builder for Java applications and a text-search capability for words and strings in XML documents, said Brant Davison, IBM's program manager for data management solutions.

Linux is the latest of the 23 platforms on which DB2 Universal Database runs, Davison said. DB2's administrative center has become a browser-based Java application. The new version is compatible with IBM VisualAge and Microsoft Visual Studio application development tools, Davison said, and there are conversion tools for other database formats, too.

Because Web access has made it hard to count the number of users, Version 6.1's workgroup edition is $999 per server for one to four processors and one user, plus $249 per additional user, or $3,000 per processor with unlimited Web access.

Enterprise editions are $12,500 to $20,000 per server processor on General Services Administration schedule contracts.

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