We were hugely excited this week to discover that DB2 pureScale is to be included FREE in DB2 9.8 Workgroup Edition. This is fantastic news for midsized customers who need the scalability and continuous availability that DB2 pureScale can offer.
“This is great news for customers running DB2 Workgroup Edition. We’re delighted to see IBM supporting mid-sized DB2 users in this way. Adding DB2 pureScale into DB2 9.8 Workgroup Edition at no extra cost will allow these customers to achieve levels of availability and scalability traditionally only possible in large z/OS enterprise organisations.” Iqbal Goralwalla, Head of DB2 for Midrange – Triton Consulting
This is a great move by IBM which really creates a win-win situation. As well as giving DB2 Workgroup Edition users access to the fantastic new capabilities of DB2 pureScale it is sure to be a boost for Power Systems hardware sales! DB2 pureScale is currently available on System x and Power Systems.
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If you missed the first two episodes, watch them here:
Episode 1 – DB2 pureScale Overview
Episode 2 – DB2 pureScale Installation, Instance Management & Monitoring