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I read that IBM DB2 Express-C database is FREE with no restrictions.
What type of licensing policy does it have in case I want to bundle it
with my .NET application (closed source)?

Aug 11 '07 #1
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"Rohit" <rp*********@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I read that IBM DB2 Express-C database is FREE with no restrictions.
What type of licensing policy does it have in case I want to bundle it
with my .NET application (closed source)?
The only restrictions are that the server the database runs on can have no
more than 2 CPU's (dual-core is one CPU, quad-core is 2 CPU's) and 4 GB of
memory.
Aug 11 '07 #2

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That is more than sufficient for a normal human being, at present.

On Aug 12, 3:21 am, "Mark A" <nob...@nowhere.comwrote:
"Rohit" <rpk.gene...@gmail.comwrote in message

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I read that IBM DB2 Express-C database is FREE with no restrictions.
What type of licensing policy does it have in case I want to bundle it
with my .NET application (closed source)?

The only restrictions are that the server the database runs on can have no
more than 2 CPU's (dual-core is one CPU, quad-core is 2 CPU's) and 4 GB of
memory.

Aug 12 '07 #3

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Rohit wrote:
That is more than sufficient for a normal human being, at present.
... and for many ISVs. DB2 Express C in quite popular.

Cheers
Serge
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Serge Rielau
DB2 Solutions Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Aug 12 '07 #4

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On Aug 12, 4:37 pm, Serge Rielau <srie...@ca.ibm.comwrote:
Rohit wrote:
That is more than sufficient for a normal human being, at present.
.. and for many ISVs. DB2 Express C in quite popular.

Serge Rielau
DB2 Solutions Development
IBM Toronto Lab
How scalable is DB2 Express C? Later, if we need to migrate to
commercial version, what are the chances that IBM will support the
older version. At present, how many old versions is it supporting?

Aug 13 '07 #5

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Rohit wrote:
On Aug 12, 4:37 pm, Serge Rielau <srie...@ca.ibm.comwrote:
>Rohit wrote:
>>That is more than sufficient for a normal human being, at present.
.. and for many ISVs. DB2 Express C in quite popular.
How scalable is DB2 Express C? Later, if we need to migrate to
commercial version, what are the chances that IBM will support the
older version. At present, how many old versions is it supporting?
DB2 Express C is the real thing.
If you want to upgrade from Express C to Express it's merely a license
key update.
To go beyond that (more stuff mostly) all you do is download DB2 ESE or
whatever and connect to the database you have outgrown. No migration
required, no backup/restore.. nothing

The life cycle of Express C is identical to that of the other DB2
editions. You will see DB2 V8.2, DB2 9 and DB2 Viper 2 in support at the
same time.

W.r.t. support you get free forum support from IBM or you can purchase
support. That's the same model as used by e.g mySQL or
EnterpriseDB/Postgress.

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/express/

Cheers
Serge
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Serge Rielau
DB2 Solutions Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Aug 13 '07 #6

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