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From archive: February 2006 X
On January 30th an important announcement was made regarding DB2 Express-C. DB2 Express-C will greatly expand our DB2 community, and experts at IBM will help to make it happen!
Here are the highlights from the announcement:
* DB2 Express-C is equivalent to DB2 Express but excludes a few options such as HADR, DB2 Connect support and Warehouse Manager tools.
* DB2 Express-C is freely licensed to develop, deploy and redistribute (Download from: http://www.ibm.com/db2/express)
* DB2 Express-C support is free through:
The DB2 Express online forum: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_forum.jsp?forum=805&cat=19
* The DB2 Express Web site: http://www.ibm.com/db2/express
* Book Offer: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/education/bookstore/
Exciting new release!
DB2 Express-C, an edition of DB2 Express for the developer and partner community, is a no-charge dataserver for use in development and deployment. Providing the same core data server features,development interfaces as well as system limits as DB2 Express in a smaller package, DB2 Express-Coffers a solid base to build and deploy all applications including: C/C+, Java, .NET, PHP, and more. DB2 Express-C is available for Linux and Windows running on 32 or 64 bit hardware with up to 2CPUs and 4GB of memory. Business partners may register to distribute DB2 Express-C with their products and applications at no-charge.
For information on DB2 Express-C/DB2 Express, FAQs, download, partner solutions highlights & quotes, VMware images, white paper, partner registration form for redistribution, book offer and more-- visit us at http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/udb/db2express.
Additional coverage on DB2 Express-C will be available on PW, SMB site, Academic Initiative other IM web pages and a number of launch partner sites in the coming days.
The book offer mentioned above is as follows:
Save 30% on DB2 Express: Easy Application Development and Administration
By Paul Yip, Kit Man Cheung, Jason Gartner, Clara Liu, Stephen O'Connell
For a limited time, you can order this book through the IBM Press Bookstore at 30% off cover price. In addition to the discount, there is also with free UPS Ground shipping within the U.S. (Taxes are additional). To take advantage of this offer, simply click on the title link or cover graphic above and add the book to your shopping cart, following ordering instructions and enter the case-sensitive promotion code EXPRESS at Step #3 during checkout.