Tuesday, January 31, 2006

DB2 goes free...

... well... DB2 Express Edition does, anyway.

As reported today on The Register, you can now download DB2 Express-C for free and use it on x86/x86_64/PPC Linux and x86/x86_64 Windows. Combined with the release of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, this is an exciting step and provides developers with the tools to build enterprise apps for free, scaling up to IBM's full WebSphere and DB2 offerings.

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2 comments:

Jean-Francois Arseneault said...

That is very cool news. I think what was left out shouldn't be a concern for most that want to use DB2. On that note, I'll go grab a copy myself and build a truly free VMware image with all IBM Middleware :)

Andy Piper said...

I think that is a great idea, put it all in a Linux VMWare image and it will be a great combination. Once the WAS CE Eclipse plugins are updated for the latest release of Eclipse, we'll be good to go. I'm looking forward to working with this stack of middleware myself.