At this week’s European SAPPHIRE conference in Copenhagen, IBM unveiled a version of its DB2 database that has been optimized to run SAP applications. Working together, SAP and IBM have customized DB2 version 8.2.2 with an “SAP tuner” feature to autoconfigure DB2 in the SAP environment.
According to company insiders, this customization goes a step beyond what IBM normally does to streamline SAP performance for bechmarking. A tighter alliance between the two companies seems to make sense as Oracle continues trying to absorb PeopleSoft.
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