AMD Announces IBM DB2 Database Software Support For Linux-Based Enterprise Database Solution on X86-64 Architecture
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the 64-bit enablement of IBM's DB2 database software for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ processors based on AMD’s Hammer technology. The enterprise-class database solution features a DB2 database on a SuSE Linux operating system, and was successfully enabled to support x86-64 technology in two days.
DB2 version 8 common client interface architecture enables the operation of existing 32-bit, x86-based applications with direct access to DB2's 64-bit database environment. As a result, enterprise customers will be able to optimize their 32-bit investment and performance while incrementally migrating to a 64-bit environment as their business requires.
DB2 takes full advantage of the AMD Opteron processor's x86-64 architecture to generate faster query response times and improved data loading and unloading between servers in a 64-bit computing environment.
"Today’s announcement demonstrates the potential of AMD Opteron processors based on Hammer technology to power enterprise-class database solutions. The speed and ease of enabling DB2 to run on a 64-bit AMD Opteron processor-based system is a testament to the evolutionary nature of the x86-64 architecture," said Rich Heye, vice president of platform engineering and infrastructure, for AMD’s Computation Products Group. "DB2 customers will have the power of 64-bit database computing in an x86 environment through AMD’s x86-64 architecture."
"DB2 running on an AMD Opteron processor-based platform will provide enterprise customers with a powerful 64-bit solution and a simplified x86-based migration path," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "Today's announcement further demonstrates IBM's commitment to provide customers with innovative ways to maximize DB2 database performance and scalability."
"With DB2 enablement on x86-64 technology, SuSE Linux shows enterprise-class application support on the industry-standard x86 platform," said Boris Nalbach, CTO, SuSE Linux. "By combining the benefits of 64-bit computing and the x86 architecture, systems based on the upcoming
AMD Opteron processors represent a next-generation server platform for Linux and will help accelerate the adoption of Linux in the enterprise."
IBM and AMD will demonstrate DB2 for Linux on the upcoming
AMD Opteron processor based on Hammer technology at LinuxWorld San Francisco, August 13-15.
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About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The upcoming AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which is planned to mark the introduction of AMD’s x86-64 technology. This technology is planned to preserve companies’ investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing, as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is designed to be scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
About AMD’s x86-64 Technology
AMD’s straightforward approach to 64-bit computing builds upon the x86 instruction set, one of the industry’s most proven and widely supported technologies. AMD’s x86-64 technology is designed to support applications that address large amounts of physical and virtual memory, such as high-performance servers, database management systems, and CAD tools. AMD’s x86-64 technology seamlessly integrates into the current computing and support environment, and is designed to enable enterprises to deploy high-performance 64-bit capable systems that build upon the billions of dollars already invested in 32-bit software.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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