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DB2 support for Ruby/Rails turns 2.0

This article is obsolete. Please refer to the following articles for up do date instructions: Ruby/Rails and DB2 | Python/Django and DB2. Thank you! The API development team just released a major version of the ibm_db gem. Detailed installation instructions are available on RubyForge (PDF). Among several improvements, there are three particularly newsworthy features:

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What is DB2 pureScale?

There are two main types of scalability: vertical and horizontal. Vertical scalability consists of potentiating the hardware specs of a given server. This is typically done by increasing the number (and to a minor extent, speed) of the processors, adding more RAM, and so on. Commodity hardware tends to impose a strong limit on

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DB2 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Earlier today I headed over to the local Apple Store to purchase a copy of Snow Leopard, the newest version of Apple’s operating system. There was a decent line up, as I expected. Not the kind of line up you’d encounter with the launch of a new iPhone, but it was fairly busy for

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Reasons to switch to DB2 9.7

IBM recently put out a video with a few quotes from customers who’ve had a chance to try DB2 9.7 in production. At times the editing is a bit cheesy, but what our customers are saying is factual. DB2 9.7 is quite a breakthrough and it can save millions of dollars for large companies.

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