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IBM'S NEW DATA DELIVERY PRODUCTS PROVIDE EASIER, MORE EFFICIENT ACCESS TO CORPORATE DATA

 SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Programming Systems today announced enhancements to key data delivery products that make it easier and more efficient for users to access corporate data in the Information Warehouse(A) framework.
 In the Information Warehouse framework, data delivery provides the access and transport mechanisms to automatically deliver the right data to the right people.
 Among today's announcements are significant technical enhancements to IBM's Distributed Relational Database Architecture(A) (DRDA)(A); a new callable SQL application programming interface for improved application development; an EDA/Extender for IBM's DATABASE 2(A) OS/2 (DB2/2)(A) relational database manager for Operating System/2(A), to improve access to data on other computing platforms; and new releases of IBM's Data Propagator(A) and Common Data Facility.
 DRDA
 IBM today announced a new level of its open DRDA which provides a significant advance in technology, Distributed Unit of Work (DUOW), also called multi-site update.
 DRDA is IBM's published client/server architecture for accessing remote relational data across IBM and non-IBM platforms.
 Previously, DRDA supported user access and update of relational data on a single remote system through a Remote Unit of Work (RUOW). Now, with the addition of DUOW, DRDA supports user access and update of relational data on multiple remote systems.
 IBM today also announced that DB2 Version 3 for MVS will implement DRDA DUOW.
 DRDA is rapidly becoming an industry standard in the area of distributed relational data access. Today, six leading software vendors said they will deliver products that implement the architecture. They are Ingres, Inc.; Informix Software, Inc.; XdB Systems; Micro Decisionware; Information Builders, Inc.; and Sybase, Inc. Twelve other vendors already have licensed the architecture from IBM.
 Callable SQL
 IBM has announced it will publish a callable SQL interface as an additional application programming interface within the Information Warehouse framework in the third quarter of 1993.
 This interface will be consistent with the preliminary specification of the SQL Call Level Interface (CLI) by X/Open(B), an international, nonprofit corporation focusing on unifying standards issues in open systems environments. A callable SQL interface consists of a set of function calls that are used by application programs for processing SQL requests and for related services.
 The callable SQL interface provides improved ease of use for developing and distributing applications in the workstation environment.
 IBM intends to augment the Call Level Interface supported by DATABASE 2 AIX/6000(A), which was announced today, to include support for the Information Warehouse callable SQL interface. Information Builders, Inc. (IBI) today also announced its intent to provide the Information Warehouse framework callable SQL interface in their Enterprise Data Access/SQL(B) (EDA/SQL)(B) family of products.
 EDA/Extender for OS/2
 IBI, an IBM International Alliance Member for the Information Warehouse framework, today announced that EDA/ Extender for DB2/2 will be available in the third quarter of 1993.
 This product, along with other members of the EDA/SQL family of products, is designed to allow workstation applications and tools to access data residing outside the workstation environment, as well as data sources available from a local area network.
 The EDA/Extender for DB2/2 enables users of new and existing applications and tools to take advantage of EDA/SQL server technologies to access data from additional relational and non-relational databases. OS/2 applications that use dynamic or static SQL to access data from the DB2/2 can now access data from any data source supported by the EDA/SQL family of products.
 Also today, IBI announced that EDA/Extender for OS/2 Database Manager, the 16-bit IBM relational database, is available immediately.
 Data Propagator
 Today, IBM has announced a new release of the Data Propagator(A) (DProp)(A) for the Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) mainframe environment. DProp enables users to capture changes made to either a DB2 database on MVS or Information Management System (IMS) database and applies those changes to the other database so the two remain synchronized.
 DProp Version 1 Release 2 now automatically or selectively updates IMS or DB2 data when corresponding information in the other database management system is updated.
 The initial release of DProp allowed for the capture and transfer of IMS into a DB2 relational database. The new release allows for the transfer of DB2 data into an IMS database. Now, for example, transaction information from an automatic bank teller machine can be extracted from IMS, enhanced in a DB2 database with additional information such as accrued interest, and placed back into IMS to be read in the next ATM transaction.
 First customer shipments of Release 2 of DProp will be made by Sept. 24 to an already selected set of customers participating in a validation program. General availability will be announced at a later date.
 Common Data Facility
 The IBM Common Data Facility/MVS(A) Version 1 Release 2 (CDF/MVS), an industry and cross-industry application enabler announced last November, will be generally available on March 26.
 Release 2 of CDF/MVS, which provides the key functions of an Information Catalog, becomes a major solution within the Information Warehouse framework. Users can employ CDF/MVS services with operational and informational applications to find out what data is available across the enterprise, where it is located and what it means.
 CDF has the capability to support BLOBS, or binary large objects, which are unstructured data types that support such technologies as multimedia.
 Customers who want a mainframe-based information catalog can get started with CDF. Over time, CDF will be enhanced to use the information catalog interfaces as described in the Information Warehouse architecture.
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 (B) Indicates a trademark or registered trademark of the following companies: Information Builders, Inc., X/Open Company, Ltd.
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