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IBM Db2® Community Edition empowers developers to quickly build and deploy mission-critical applications using the latest features of the Db2 11.5. Developers can benefit from natural language querying, support for popular languages and frameworks used by AI application developers.

Note: The previous Db2 developer edition, Db2 Express-C, has been replaced with the single, fully-functional version of Db2 that you can try for free. Read “Get a Jumpstart with IBM Db2 Community Edition” to learn more.

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Db2 features for developers

Machine learning optimizer

The machine learning optimizer feature applies novel machine learning techniques to enable the Db2 optimizer to better estimate predicate filtering.

Confidence-based query

Db2 leverages machine learning to score the accuracy of historic SQL query results and then uses those scores to prioritize and reorder future results.

Advanced security

Native data encryption at rest assists with security and regulatory requirements. Includes encryption of the entire database and backup images.

Additional Db2 developer tools

IBM Db2 Data Management Console

A browser-based console that helps you administer, monitor, manage and optimize the performance of IBM Db2 for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® databases.

IBM Db2 Connect

Connect different applications within an enterprise to the mainframe and gain data integration, a secure application environment and centralized management for data servers and clients. Db2 Connect enables mainframe connections to the web, Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux and mobile applications.

IBM Db2 Augmented Data Explorer

Quickly retrieve data and insights from Db2 with this web-based platform that leverages automatically generated visualizations and natural language summaries to return real-time query results while a user is entering a query. Available both on premises or on cloud.

Ready for cloud?

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IBM Db2 on Cloud is a fully managed SQL cloud database in a public cloud; deploys in a few clicks on IBM Cloud™. Built for robust performance, Db2 on Cloud provides a high-availability option with a 99.99% uptime SLA. Scale up or down as needed, and use rolling security updates for greater peace of mind.


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