Important notice for IBM Db2 customers

IBM announces important changes in the Db2 portfolio with Announcement  ZP19-0261 and  ZP19-081 of June 4, 2019

IBM will offer the Db2 database system only over three editions:

  • Db2 Community Edition
  • Db2 Standard Edition
  • Db2 Advanced Edition

The Db2 Standard and Db2 Advanced Edition will be licensed only through the Virtual Processor Core Metric (VPC)
(or for non-productive systems by Authorized Users). For existing licensing, conversions to VPCs will be provided.

The Db2 Workgroup Edition is currently in conversion. No new licenses will be offered for it and from 1.11.2019 no maintenance extensions will be offered. There will be a conversion to the Db2 Standard Edition and VPC licensing.

For a conversion of their licenses to VPCs, Db2 customers are asked to contact their IBM reseller.

Which distributed edition of DB2 10.5 is right for you?
IBM developerWorks article

Amyris Rada
IBM Senior Information Developer, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Roman Melnyk, B.
IBM Canada, DB2 Information Development

As of the April 23, 2013 announcement date, the DB2 10.5 product family consists of six pricededitions, one separately priced feature, and one no-charge package. The goal of this article is to help you to decide which edition of DB2 10.5 will best meet your needs. For each DB2 edition, this article provides a brief overview of the included functionality, licensing options, restrictions or other considerations, key changes from DB2 10.1, and an interesting customer anecdote.

Learn the details of what makes each edition of IBM® DB2® 10.5 for Linux®, UNIX®,and Windows® unique. The authors lay out the specifications for each edition, licensing considerations, historical changes throughout the DB2 release cycle and references to some interesting things that customers are doing with DB2.

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • DB2 is DB2 is DB2
  • What's new in DB2 10.5
  • DB2 Express-C...  A no-charge package to build, develop, and distribute
  • DB2 Express Server Edition...  It's simple, secure, and inexpensive
  • DB2 Workgroup Server Edition...  The best choice for departmental workload consolidation with high availability
  • DB2 Enterprise Server Edition...  Unmatched scalability, resiliency,and flexibility
  • DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition...  Best in class for all ofyour departmental workload needs
  • DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition...  The real deal!
  • DB2 Advanced Recovery Feature...  Database backups and recovery made easy
  • For developers only...
  • Conclusion / Resources / About the authors

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