MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
VERITAS Software Corporation (Nasdaq: VRTS), the leading storage software
company, announced today the availability of VERITAS Database Edition(TM) for
DB2 for the first time on the IBM AIX platform. VERITAS Database Edition for
DB2 integrates core volume management and file system technologies
specifically optimized to make DB2 databases perform up to two times faster,
more highly available and easier to manage. Using VERITAS Database Edition for
DB2 helps database administrators to meet demanding service-level expectations
while reducing the cost and effort of managing growing amounts of data. The
product joins an extensive suite of VERITAS storage software for the IBM AIX
"As DB2 gains ground in the distributed database market, it is
increasingly used in mission-critical environments with high service-level
requirements," said Carl Olofson, program director, IDC. "DB2 customers have a
growing need for simplified, optimized storage and around-the-clock
availability solutions such as those provided by VERITAS Software."
VERITAS Database Edition for DB2 offers raw partition performance and data
integrity for databases stored in file systems, freeing administrators from
the difficulties of managing raw partition databases. Using the product's
cached VERITAS Quick I/O(TM) feature, DB2 performance is up to two times
faster than the same database stored on a standard UNIX file system, and is
comparable to or faster than raw partition database performance.
VERITAS Database Edition for DB2 reduces database downtime by enabling
administrators to reconfigure storage and data while the database is online,
without disrupting user access. Using the VERITAS FlashSnap(TM) Option,
database administrators can create point-in-time copies of the data to use for
business-critical operations such as data analysis or backup, without
affecting production database performance. The HA version of the product
integrates the industry's leading clustering and high availability software,
VERITAS Cluster Server(TM), to further reduce downtime and help ensure that
critical databases are always available.
"VERITAS and IBM have been working together for some time to deliver
software-based solutions for enterprise storage," said Mark Bregman, executive
vice president of product operations, VERITAS Software. "Today's announcement
is the latest result of that collaboration, and extends the reach of VERITAS
solutions in both the AIX and DB2 markets."
VERITAS Database Edition for DB2 on AIX joins an extensive family of
application-aware storage solutions from VERITAS, including VERITAS Database
Edition for DB2 on Solaris. By enabling DB2 administrators to use common tools
to manage databases and making data files more accessible and portable,
VERITAS Database Edition supports the goals of the VERITAS Adaptive Software
Architecture(TM). The VERITAS Adaptive Software Architecture reduces data
center risk, complexity and cost by supporting an IT infrastructure that is
independent of specific platforms, applications, devices, or network
Pricing and Availability
VERITAS Database Edition for DB2 on the AIX platform is available today,
with pricing starting at $3,195.
About VERITAS Software
With revenues of $1.5 billion in 2001, VERITAS Software ranks among the
top 10 software companies in the world. VERITAS Software is the world's
leading storage software company, providing data protection, storage
management, high availability and disaster recovery software to 86 percent of
the Fortune 500. VERITAS Software's corporate headquarters is located at 350
Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA, 94043, tel: 650-527-8000, fax:
650-527-8050, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: www.veritas.com.
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