IBM® DB2® Express-C is the free edition of DB2. It supports Linux, Windows®, Solaris, and Mac. It is easy to use and provides a solid base to build and deploy applications developed using C/C++, Java™, .NET®, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python, and other programming languages.
Download IBM® DB2® Express-C, a no-charge version of DB2 Express database server. It is a fully licensed product available for free download. It does not have any time restrictions.
The estimated download time over a 1.5Mbps connection is 25 minutes for the minimum file size and 58 minutes for the maximum file size. We recommend that you use Download Director, which requires a Java-enabled browser, provides pause-and-resume capability for large downloads, high-speed transfer, and file access through firewalls.
If you decide that you want full 24x7 support from IBM, you can purchase a low-cost yearly subscription. DB2 Express-C can also be seamlessly upgraded to DB2 Express, Workgroup, and Enterprise editions without modifying your database or your application.
Community based assistance is available at the DB2 Express-C developerWorks forum. You can optionally choose to purchase a low-cost yearly subscription (Fixed Term License) that comes with full technical support, access to software updates (fixpacks), and includes additional features like High Availability clustering and Data Replication. Learn more.
ISVs and business partners who want to embed a no-charge database with their solutions can distribute DB2 Express-C without paying any fees or royalties to IBM. Flexible reseller, OEM, and partnering benefits are also available for driving revenue using DB2 Express-C. Learn more.
Languages supported: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
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Distributing this product
ISVs and business partners who want to embed a no-charge database with their solutions can register with IBM and distribute DB2 Express-C without paying any fees or royalties to IBM. Flexible reseller, OEM, and partnering benefits are also available for driving revenue using DB2 Express-C. Learn more.
DB2 Express-C is a no charge product. You can optionally choose to purchase a low-cost 12-month license and yearly subscription (Fixed Term License) for DB2 Express-C that provides you full technical support and software updates (fixpacks), and additional features like High Availability clustering and Data Replication. Learn more.