Ibm Considers Free Distribution of DB2

Posted by dcparris on Nov 21, 2005 12:49 AM EDT
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Although IBM already supports a free open source database engine called Cloudscape which provides a migration path to DB2, IBM feels that a free starter edition of DB2 could attract developers that would otherwise use an open source solution. A free DB2 version could also possibly prevent potential IBM customers from adopting the proprietary database solutions distributed by IBM's chief competitors in the database market. Microsft and Oracle both offer their own free starter editions: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, and Oracle Database XE.

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