The Boston, Massachusetts-based Bridge Technology Inc has started shipping Bridge/Fastload for IBM Corp’s new DB2/6000 relational database, which enables users to move data into the database, by by-passing the standard load procedure. Bridge/Fastload, the firm claims, reduces the time it takes to put data into the database ten-fold. It also reckons that the amount of disk reserved for expansion space is greatly reduced. Bridge/Fastload is available in a mainframe version, which builds DAT files for DB2/6000 on the host and places the data directly into the database; and a server version, which uses the same technology to build the DAT files on AIX local area networks. No indication of pricing was available.