DB2 Express: Giveitaway, Giveitaway, Giveitaway, GiveitawayNow
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We at IBM are trying to do our part to help. This morning, we announced a free version of our DB2 database, DB2 Express-C. You can download it here, and this FAQ will help you learn whether or not it's for your environment.
The FAQ indicates that Express-C was designed with the developer and partner community in mind, and is designed to be up and running in minutes. This free download includes an unwarranted license to use on 32 or 64 bit, Linux or Windows systems with up to 2 CPUs and 4GB of memory.
It's also scalable should your startup sprout into the next Amazon or eBay and you later require a more enterprise-oriented edition. Applications developed with the DB2 Express-C version are fully compatible with other DB2 Universal Database editions.
You're on your own for writing the business plan.