DB2 Version 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

DB2 Express-C

DB2® Express-C for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is available for download and deployment at no charge.

DB2 Express-C is a no-charge community edition of the DB2 data server. It is ideal for small businesses and multi-branch companies, as well as developers and business partners who serve these clients. DB2 Express-C can be setup quickly, is easy-to-use, and includes self-managing capabilities. It also embodies all of the core features of the more scalable DB2 editions, including the revolutionary pureXML® technology for powering a new breed of Web 2.0 and SOA based solutions.

A light version of DB2 Express-C, called DB2 Express-C (light), is available for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The installation image for DB2 V9.7.2 is approximately 225 MB, compared to almost 400 MB for the full version of DB2 Express-C. The light version of DB2 Express-C does not support the following items:
  • Multiple interface languages
  • Text Search
  • Graphical tools such as the Control Center, Client Configuration Assistant, or First Steps

To download the DB2 Express-C database product, go to the DB2 Express-C Homepage.