By Jean-Christophe Cimetiere of TechMetrix Research
Lastly, in the “database vendor” category we again find IBM, this time as the vendor of DB2. For IBM, this represents one more way to access — or retain — customers. IBM promotes WebSphere as a platform that groups together all of its e-business-oriented products, rather than solely as an application server. Integration between the different component parts of the range is not yet complete, but the end goal will be to offer a layer of uniform, integrated services, all based on J2EE.