DB2 UDB provides seamless database connectivity using the most popular network communication protocols. DB2 UDB provides significant automation capabilities including self-configuring, self-optimizing and self-managing capabilities. DB2 delivers a new Configuration Advisor and Health Centre features.
DB2 UDB also provides new levels of integrated information across the entire enterprise leverage federated Web Services and XML to help solve critical business problems. New federated capabilities enable customers to integrate information as Web Services. New XML enhancements make it easier for programmers to integrate DB2 and XML information.
Performance, scalability and availability enhancements continue with cross workload and cross platform leadership, improving overall application performance and making information highly available, by eliminating 85% of the disruptions normally associated with planned database maintenance.