LINDON, Utah, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO(R) Group (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of Linux and UNIX business software solutions, today announced that SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, has been certified with the latest edition of IBM DB2, Version 8.1. This certification allows companies using SCO Linux to simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with maintaining their database systems. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990421/SCOLOGO ) SCO Linux 4.0 is a high-quality Linux operating system designed for mission-critical business applications and provides customers with the base UnitedLinux operating system that customers need to successfully run Linux in business environments. IBM DB2 Version 8.1 is a self-managing and self-tuning relational database management system, strong enough to meet the demands of large corporations and flexible enough to serve medium-sized and small businesses. IBM DB2 provides database technology leadership, easing the complexity and cost of managing e-business applications, and laying the foundation for integrating information across the enterprise. IDC anticipates that the market opportunity alone for relational database servers on Linux is expected to increase from $30 million in 2000 to $3.4 billion in 2004, a compound annual growth rate of 226 percent. IDC also recognized IBM as the worldwide marketshare leader for databases on the Linux platform with more than 56 percent of the market. "SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, continues to impress our customers and partners with its unrivaled dependability and universality as well as its price performance. As the leading relational database management system, IBM DB2 Version 8.1 makes SCO Linux an even more viable and valuable operating system," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president, SCO Operating Systems division. "SCO Linux with DB2 is sure to meet the needs of the enterprise as well as the small-to-medium sized business looking for a secure and reliable database solution." "IBM is committed to support the efforts of SCO and its UnitedLinux partners to enhance the scalability and reliability of Linux for the enterprise," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The combination of DB2 and UnitedLinux provides a powerful database management and operating system environment that increases return on investment, lowers the total of cost of computing and accelerates time to value." For more information about SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, please visit http://www.sco.com/products/scolinuxserver/. About SCO Founded in 1979, The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX), helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries around the world grow their businesses everyday through the company's UNIX, Linux and Windows business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a network of more than 16,000 resellers and 8,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com . SCO, SCO Linux and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare, used under an exclusive license, are registered trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
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