SPECIAL EDITION ARTICLE: New Power Systems Iron and Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.3 and 7.2
â€˘ A chat with Steve Will, Chief Architect of the IBM i operating system,
and Scott Forstie, DB2 for i Business Architect
â€˘ RPG Enhancements
â€˘ SQL Enhancements
â€˘ New hardware - IBM Power System S812
â€˘ IBM Power System S812 server offers solid foundation for critical workloads in departmental scale-out environments
â€˘ IBM i 7.2 TR6 Supports the New IBM Power System S812 Server and Offers Other Significant Enhancements in Database, Access...
â€˘ IBM i 7.3 TR2 Supports the New IBM Power System S812 Server and Offers Significant Enhancements in Database, Access Client...
IBM leads this Technology Refresh with database improvements to improve customer business value.
Written by Steve Pitcher
Last week, I was fortunate to have a chat with Steve Will, Chief Architect of the IBM i operating system, and Scott Forstie, DB2 for i Business Architect, about whatâ€™s new on the software side of this announcement. I'll also take a look at the hardware side.
Steve Pitcher: Steve, why was this Technology Refresh announcement made so early in the year? To coincide with the new hardware being released?
Steve Will: It is exactly to coincide with that. Power Systems wanted to get the new machine out. In order to do that, we needed to provide support with a new Technology Refresh. If…
IBM Power System S812 server offers solid foundation for critical workloads in departmental scale-out environments
The IBM Power System S812 server is a powerful 1-socket server that ships with one or four activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility to meet small businesses' processing needs.
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