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.
If you decide that you want full 24x7 support from IBM, DB2 Express-C can be seamlessly upgraded to DB2 Express, Workgroup, and Enterprise editions without modifying your database or your application.
- Download DB2 Express-C if you haven't already
- Learn DB2 for free at Big Data University
- Read the DB2 Information Center
- Find information about DB2 on developerWorks
- Find articles and tutorials about DB2 on developerWorks
- Join the ChannelDB2 community
- Study for free at the DB2 University
- Check out FreeDB2, a blog by Leon Katsnelson on DB2 Express-C and other free databases.
- Listen in on the DB2 Express-C Team Blog.
- Fill out the free form to distribute DB2 Express-C with your products
- Buy the Fixed Term License for peace of mind and extra features
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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.