ODBC and OLE DB middleware for DB2.

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HiT Software have announced new releases of its ODBC and OLE DB middleware products for IBM DB2 databases running on the midrange operating systems i5/OS and OS/400 (iSeries), DB2 Version 8 on the mainframe operatng systems z/OS and OS/390, as well as DB2 8.2 on AIX, Linux, Sun, HP-UX and Windows. Major features in these releases are support for the latest versions of the IBM DB2 databases; updated security cipher suites; and significant performance enhancements for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements as well as increased performance for standard SELECT statements.

HiT Software is the only company along with IBM that offers two middleware product lines for IBM DB2 connectivity: one specific for iSeries midrange systems and one for the mainframe, as well as other platforms. While the new .NET data access standard is gaining ground on the Windows platform, ODBC and OLE DB continue to be the most popular way for organizations to connect to...

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