updated 01:55 pm EST, Fri January 18, 2008
IBM's IDS on Leopard
IBM has announced plans to deliver Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) support for Mac OS X Leopard. IDS 11 provides online transaction processing data serving capabilities, adding to existing support of Linux and UNIX as well as Microsoft Windows installations. The software boasts high performance, low operating cost, scalability, and data availability, according to IBM. The planned IDS 11 "Cheetah 2" release is already available in its first beta version for download.
"The new IDS release demonstrates our commitment to meeting client and solution partner needs in industries such as education, government and media," said Arvind Krishna, vice president of IBM Data Servers. "We are bringing leading database management capabilities of IBM IDS 11 to companies that are taking advantage of the Mac OS X environment."
"Blazing-fast Intel processors and the stability and security of Mac OS X are just some of the many compelling reasons businesses are switching to the Mac," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled that IBM is joining the growing number of Mac enterprise application developers by bringing its powerful enterprise-class IDS database to the Mac."