The pre-built DB2 Express-C AMIs provide a quick and inexpensive way to get started with DB2 on the Cloud. You can provision these pre-built AMIs and start using DB2 in just minutes while paying only a few cents an hour, and that too only when you use them. This tutorial described signing up for an AWS account, performing security and firewall setup, launching DB2 AMIs, configuring them, taking database snapshots, and shutting down your instances. IBM and AWS also offer pre-built, production-use AMIs for DB2 Express and DB2 Workgroup. IBM and Amazon offer you a lot of flexibility to deploy your existing DB2 licenses on EC2 and create your own DB2-based AMIs.