IBM (NYSE:IBM) has launched a new version of its Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) software designed to help companies better manage and use their data. Codenamed Cheetah 2, it will help customers enhance business performance on cluster server environments using information management techniques inspired by IBM's mainframe systems.

IDS 11.5 features enhanced reliability and transaction performance, enabling users to reduce the number and cost of servers required. It is complemented by an integrated development and operations management environment powered by the combination of IBM's Data Studio product, the Optim Data Growth, Data Privacy and Test Data Management solutions, delivering fast performance and low-cost administration.

"Global businesses of all sizes and across all industries are looking to gain a competitive advantage from the ability to execute uninterrupted business transactions locally and across their global enterprise," Inhi Cho, vice president of IBM Data Management Marketing, said in a statement.