IBM to unleash Cheetah


IBM to unleash Cheetah

Antony Savvas

IBM has taken the wraps off its next-generation Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) data server - codenamed Cheetah.

IDS, a key element of IBM’s Information Management portfolio, is a relational data server that is designed to deliver fast OLTP performance, high reliability and “near hands-free administration”.

Scheduled for release in 2007, IDS Cheetah is expected to build upon IDS’s ability to handle image data, cartographics, as well as the use and storage of 3D geometry.
“IDS is ideal for customers who either don’t need or can’t have large numbers of database administrators,” said Arvind Krishna, vice president of IBM data servers.

In North America alone, said IBM, eight of the top 10 retailers and 20 of the top 25 supermarkets are IDS customers.

More information on the IDS product roadmap can be found at


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