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IBM database software runs on Embedded Linux devices

Oct 23, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

(press release excerpt) — IBM today introduced its latest version of DB2 Everyplace, a compact relational database. In addition to existing support for the Palm platform, DB2 Everyplace version 7.1, supports four new platforms including Microsoft Windows CE/Pocket PC, EPOC, Neutrino, and embedded Linux. The latest version of DB2 Everyplace also supports Bluetooth and IR standards, enabling true wireless synchronization.

DB2 Everyplace's four new platforms will run on a number of different devices, ranging from cellular phones to handheld PCs (HPC) and various personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. DB2 Everyplace will also enable enterprises to build and manage database-enabled applications on standalone mobile devices in addition to storing and synchronizing with enterprise data.

DB2 Everyplace has national language and Double Byte Character support. The Languages supported are Chinese — Simplified, Chinese — Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. DB2 Everyplace Enterprise Edition v7.1, including the Sync Server for data syncroniation with other mambers for the DB2 family costs $5,000 per processsor plus $49 per user. An unlimited user option is available for an additional $5,000. DB2 Everyplace v7.1 Personal Edition, for standalone use by a single user, costs $49.

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