posted by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2006 18:30 UTC
IBM is set to deliver a free version of its enterprise DB2 database software on Monday, following in the footsteps of competitors Oracle and Microsoft as they fend off the adoption of open source offerings MySQL and PostgreSQL. IBM DB2 Express-C only limits the hardware that the database can run on, but is otherwise identical to the full-fledged DB2 release. The software can be installed on machines with up to two AMD/Intel processors, and utilizes up to 4GB RAM. There is no limit to the size a database.