IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition is designed to meet the relational database server needs of mid- to large-size businesses. It can be deployed on Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers of any size, from one CPU to hundreds of CPUs.
Trial: DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition V8.2
2005-06-21 Databases 5 Comments
I have not seen anywhere about installing on debian or debian based systems which kind of put a no for me.
I would like to try the product to see why it is better than PostGresql. But, it is only a 90 day license. It really does not seem to be worth the effort to get it set up.
We use DB2, sort of. Actually, we use DB2/400 (not really the same animal). It has been doing the job quite well for years.
I have tried things like DB2 Connect from IBM to access AS/400 data from Linux (yuck!). At the time, it sort of worked but not that well. I compiled php to use DB2 Connect but it was pretty much lacking at the time (i.e. no scrollable cursors, etc.). Documentation was pretty scarce at the time. This was like 3-4 years ago (give or take).
Maybe I’ll try it again some other time. I think I’d have better luck using Java and JDBC for AS/400 data access.
Until it runs native on x86 OpenSolaris, they can keep it!
You work for Sun, don’t you?