Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows announced!!!

IBM today announced the next version of DB2, DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (the press release is here). If you, like I, worked with the new version already as part of the alpha and beta programs, you couldn't await talking about the great new features. Some of them are listed in the announcement letter.

I especially like the Row and Column Access Control (RCAC) that gives really fine-grained access control and allows to implement things like multi tenancy. Another great thing is multi-temperature data management that without lots of administrative overhead allows to automatically place, e.g., new data on fast (SSD) devices and then, over time, to move the data to slower, bigger, and less expensive devices. With that the most frequently accessed data, e.g., your recent bank transactions, is on fast devices.

What will be new according to the annoucement is an increase of the memory limits for the DB2 Express-C, Express, and Workgroup editions, i.e., allowing you to do more with the free and entry-level editions.

DB2 10.1 will be available later this month. Take a look at the annoucement and read yourself.

BTW: There are more product annoucements today, covering InfoSphere Warehouse, Replication, DB2 Connect and other related products. You can read them here.