Saturday, January 24, 2004

CRN : Breaking News : IBM Lotus To Unveil 'Mega Server,' Rich Workplace Client

CRN : Breaking News : IBM Lotus To Unveil 'Mega Server,' Rich Workplace Client "At Lotusphere next week, IBM plans to showcase a new "mega server" bundle featuring its J2EE-based application server, portal server, and content management and collaboration capabilities.
Dubbed with the catchy name of "IBM Software Solution For On-Demand Workplace," the server can be dropped into existing accounts alongside Lotus Domino to allow users to start doing portal work, said sources familiar with the plans.
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In addition, a new Workplace client will embed its own relational database using Cloudscape technology that IBM purchased with Informix two years ago. That would put a lightweight Java-based RDBMS on the front end and a full-function DB2 database at the server, and standard SyncML technologies would enable synchronization between the two."
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