SAN FRANCISCO, CA – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to deliver
Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) support for Mac OS X Leopard. Through this
collaboration, the planned IDS 11 “Cheetah 2” release will be available for
Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard. The first beta version is available now for

IDS 11 will provide online transaction processing (OLTP) data serving
capabilities for the Mac platform — adding to existing support of Linux,
Unix and Windows. IDS 11 will offer the high performance, low operating
cost, scalability and data availability that have been the hallmark of IDS
and the user experience Mac customers have come to expect. IDS provides
continuous availability and disaster recovery, including support for
multiple secondary servers — delivering 99.999% availability.

“The new IDS release demonstrates our commitment to meeting client and
solution partner needs in industries such as education, government and
media,” said Arvind Krishna, vice president, IBM Data Servers. “We are
bringing leading database management capabilities of IBM IDS 11 to
companies that are taking advantage of the Mac OS X environment.”

“Blazing-fast Intel processors and the stability and security of Mac OS X
are just some of the many compelling reasons businesses are switching to
the Mac,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer
Relations. “We’re thrilled that IBM is joining the growing number of Mac
enterprise application developers by bringing its powerful enterprise-class
IDS database to the Mac.”

“Our higher education customers have been well served by our partnership
with IBM throughout the years and they appreciate the reliability and low
cost delivered by IBM Informix Dynamic Server, in combination with the
Jenzabar Total Campus Management solution,” Ben Bassett, VP, Software and
Services, Jenzabar, Inc. “Jenzabar continues to be encouraged by the strong
commitment IBM has made to IDS, as demonstrated by this extension of IDS
support to the Mac platforms. IDS on Mac OS X will provide a robust
database and development environment for the higher education market.”

Developers can download the open beta version of IBM Informix Dynamic
Server (IDS) Developer Edition from the IBM website: