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With the latest release of DB2 Universal Database (DB2 UDB) for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, IBM provides .NET developers with a credible alternative to SQL Server. Traditionally, developers working with .NET have resorted to Microsoft SQL Server as the database of choice. However, as the popularity of .NET has increased, so too has its support on other back ends: today most major databases offer platform-optimized data providers for .NET. The DB2 Universal Database (DB2 UDB) product has been at the forefront of .NET integration efforts, and the "Stinger" version of this database product (previously known as "Stinger") includes features that won't be available until the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (previously known as "Yukon"), which is expected in the first half of 2005. Some significant advantages to .NET development for DB2 UDB include a single optimized d... (more)