1/30/2006

IBM sets DB2 database free

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:48 pm

IBM on Monday introduced a free version of its DB2 database, a move designed to win software developers over to its products.

DB Express-C is the same database as IBM’s commercial offerings but the company places limits on what kind of hardware it can run on.

It can be deployed on systems with two processor cores or up to two dual-core chips on Advanced Micro Devices- or Intel-based servers. The memory limit is 4GB but there are no limits on the size of database or number of users.

IBM’s decision to add a free database to its lineup follows moves by its largest rivals in the database business, Oracle and Microsoft.

With the release of SQL Server 2005 late last year, Microsoft introduced a free version. Simililarly, Oracle has a free product called Oracle 10g Express Edition.

Source: News.com

 

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