Download the latest DB2 9 Express-C software for free.... this new version of DB2 is tailored for the new Windows Vista operating system and openly available for download, at no cost, to customers, developers and partners. Current editions of DB2 Express-C supports the Windows and Linux operating systems on various 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures.
DB2 Express-C enables and supports the growing community of DB2 developers and customers, making it easier for them to create and deploy applications and solutions that meet their changing information management requirements regardless of platform or OS changes.
DB2 9 Express-C offers the same core DB2 9 data server found in other editions, in a smaller package specifically designed for use in software development, deployment, redistribution and embedding within applications. No charge community support for DB2 Express-C is available via www.ibm.com/db2/express. For-fee IBM support is available with the purchase of DB2 Express Edition.
DB2 Express-C for Vista provides developers with the industry's first no-cost, fully functional relational and pureXML data server to use for developing and deploying applications on the new Windows platform.
See http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/20735.wss for the official announcement.