IBM is extending its DB2 Everyplace database for handheld devices by adapting it for .net development and offering a special version for small to midsized businesses.
The database commonly is used for embedded applications such as sales force automation and medical and retail systems. It runs on devices such as PalmOS, Pocket PC or Symbian units.
Version 8 features interfaces to the Microsoft .net Framework and .net Compact Framework. These interfaces simplify mobile application development on Windows workstations and servers or Windows mobile devices and Pocket PC systems.