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Install the Community Edition

Install the IBM® Db2® on-premises database for free with no time limits or expiration. This full-featured version includes compression, encryption, IBM BLU Acceleration® and IBM pureScale®, as well as the AI-infused capabilities from the latest release of the product. Explore Db2 in the product tour


Installation resources

Installation instructions for each of the operating systems on which the Db2 database can be deployed

Install Db2 on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Get step-by-step instructions on how to install the Db2 extension on the IBM Cloud Pak® for Data platform.

Install Db2 on Linux and Unix

Get step-by-step instructions on how to install Db2 on the Linux® and Unix operating systems.

Install Db2 on Windows

Get step-by-step instructions on how to install the Db2 Community Edition on Microsoft Windows.

Install Db2 server

Get step-by-step instructions on how to install the Db2 server component of the Db2 database system.

Install IBM pureScale

See prerequisites and installation steps for installing pureScale to support availability and scalability.

Tools to exploit Db2 functionality

IBM Db2 Data Management Console

Administer, monitor, manage and optimize the performance of IBM Db2 databases using a web-based console.

IBM Db2 Connect

Connect applications within an enterprise to the mainframe. Gain data integration and centralized management.

IBM Db2 Advanced Recovery Feature

Enable advanced database backup, recovery and data extraction to improve data availability and mitigate risk.

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No migration required

The upgrade process for Db2 is designed to be seamless. No additional effort is required to scale the trial implementation to the license editions. And no migration of workloads to the upgraded environment is required. Simply apply a license key against the existing implementation to access additional capacity.

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