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IBM To Distribute DB2 Everywhere For Free

IBM is making its DB2 Everywhere embedded database available for free, the company said today. The product can be downloaded from www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/everywhere.

First announced in May, the 50-Kbyte DB2 Everywhere runs on Palm OS and Windows CE devices such as handheld computers and mobile phones. IBM hopes that seeding the market with free copies of DB2 Everywhere will increase sales of other DB2 products, says Jeff Jones, program manager in data management marketing at IBM. That includes DB2 database systems and Mobile Connect synchronization software, which allows devices running DB2 Everywhere to exchange data with corporate systems.

Vision Associates Inc., a White Plains, N.Y., developer of data warehouse systems for schools based on IBM's Visual Warehouse technology, has built Palm OS-based software incorporating DB2 Everywhere. Teachers use handheld devices to access the data warehouse system--called "e-Scholar"--allowing teachers to retrieve student grades, attendance records, staff certification data, and other information.

Vision Associates selected DB2 Everywhere during its beta program because it worked will with large data sets and provided replication to and from central DB2 databases, CEO Shawn Bay says. The "no charge" for the product was an unexpected bonus. "Free is good," he says.

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