At the core of IBM's software solution for information management is a powerful family of relational database management system (RDBMS) servers. In addition, IBM has built information management software for purposes that include data warehousing, data analysis, data mining, media asset management, enterprise content management and information integration.

Database servers

The IBM Information Management family of products spans a wide variety of UNIX, Linux, and Windows platforms, the IBM System i (i5/OS operating system), and IBM System z (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE and Linux) server lines.

Information Integration

Integration is the efficient and flexible combination of resources to optimize operations across and beyond the enterprise. It includes connecting people with current and relevant information, the integration of end-to-end business processes to help streamline operations, and the integration of information to provide a consolidated view of data, regardless of where it resides.

Go to the Getting started with InfoSphere Federation Server page for links to help you understand the IBM information integration strategy.

Explore resources for information integration at the developerWorks InfoSphere page to gain in-depth skills. Then learn more about how you can grow your Information Integration skills using the Information integration role-based skills roadmaps.

Enterprise Content Management

IIBM solutions for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) help organizations make better decisions faster by managing content, optimizing business processes and enabling compliance. IBM enterprise content management solutions provide a flexible and scalable framework:

Learn more about IBM Enterprise Content Management and explore a wealth of articles and tutorials at the developerWorks Enterprise Content Management Zone. In addition, explore enterprise search and information access capabilities at the IBM OmniFind page on developerWorks.

Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

IBM data warehousing and business intelligence software gathers, manages, and analyzes data, generating powerful business insight. InfoSphere Warehouse solutions simplify warehouse management and deliver business intelligence capabilities by fully integrating data consolidation, management, delivery, and analytic capabilities into a single software solution. Learn how you can grow your data warehousing and business intelligence skills using the Data Warehousing and Analytics role-based skills roadmaps. In addition, many articles and tutorials are available at the developerWorks Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence page.