IBM Unveil DB2 9.7
April 22nd, 2009

IBM have today announced the release of DB2 9.7 for Linux, Unix and Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 9.7. This groundbreaking new release includes:


  • Lower storage costs with data compression enhancements. 
  • Lower XML data management and analysis costs with end-to-end native XML support for transactional and analytical systems. 
  • Lower database administration costs with additional automation features and enhanced workload management capabilities. 
  • Lower database development costs with the addition of database package support, the addition of several built-in packages, flexible concurrency model support, flexible data typing with implicit casting, and more. 
  • Lower costs for deploying departmental analytic solutions with new InfoSphere Warehouse editions for departmental solutions 


New development capabilities in DB2 9.7, until now known by the code name "Cobra", make it easier to move applications developed for other databases to the IBM platform.

Triton Consulting have been involved in the early access program and have been running R&D on the software - keep an eye on our blog for updates.  

Read the official press release here