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SUSE and IBM Announce Database Solution for Enterprise Applications

SUSE Linux Database Server Combines SUSE Linux 7.0 with IBM's DB2 Universal Database

Nuremberg, Germany
November 1, 2000

SUSE Linux AG and IBM combine the stability and security of Linux with the scalability and performance of the DB2 Universal Database to provide a cross-platform solution. SUSE Linux Database Server provides companies with a basis for their e-business that expands with their growing demands and success.

As with SUSE Linux, the DB2 product family also supports a wide range of hardware. This combination is perfectly suited for data exchange between different platforms as well as for the implementation of very large databases on different hardware architectures.

The comprehensive scalability of DB2 Universal Database provides flexibility from small PC database to terabyte data warehouse. With its object relational extenders, DB2 can also support data types such as images, videos, audio files and text documents and has everything needed to allow easy integration with Internet applications. DB2 Universal Database is a winner because of its extremely reliable relational database functionality, LDAP and Unicode support, transaction orientated performance (OLTP), object relational extensions as well as first class optimizer technology.

During the last six months, with enormous effort and success SUSE have created the prerequisites for using Linux as an enterprise operating system for e-business applications. Principal innovations include the establishment of the Reiser File System with journaling functionality as well as the introduction of a Logical Volume Manager. With improved raw device support, LFS (Large File Support) and 4 GB main memory addressing, SUSE Linux is today also strongly recommended as a stable and cost-efficient server system for very large and complex database applications.

In addition to SUSE Linux server version, SUSE Linux Database Server includes a multi-user version of the DB2 database for applications and data used in a work group or a department with a PC based LAN.

SUSE Linux Database Server

  • 1 SUSE Linux Server Edition
  • DB2 Universal Database Workgroup Edition(1 License Administration Client, 5 licenses DB2 Run Time Clients for Linux and Windows 95/98/NT 4.0)
  • 30 days installation and configuration support
  • 3 support calls for questions beyond installation support

Suggested Retail Price: 1,499 USD plus VAT


About Novell
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell® Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE Linux brands, Novell is firmly committed to open source and offers comprehensive Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net - a world without information boundaries - helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically. For more information, call Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272) or visit http://www.novell.com. Press should visit http://www.novell.com/pressroom.

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