IBM and SAP AG announced today at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany, plans to collaborate on a way to let DB2 Common Server running on Windows NT be a database for R/3 systems.
This announcement underscores the rising popularity of DB2 on NT as a platform for R/3 systems. It also gives R/3 users another choice for running R/3 on DB2.
A beta version of the product is slated to be available in May, with general availability expected for September. R/3 already runs with DB2 on S/390, AIX and AS/400 platforms.
The companies also will open a call-in center to support users of R/3 with DB2 Common Server on NT. Located at IBM's Santa Teresa Laboratory in San Jose, Calif., the center should be up and running in the second quarter, officials said.
For more information, go to http://www.csc.ibm.com/sap/.