Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DB2 Express-C database now 44% lighter

The DB2 Express-C database server is downloaded worldwide, but broadband internet is not yet universal. Because of this, we are releasing a light version of DB2 Express-C 9.7.2 for Windows. It's an amazing 44% smaller than the full download.

Unlike the lighter download, the DB2 Express-C (full) includes the Control Center, Full Text Search, Configuration Assistant, and the First Steps wizard. It also has support for non-English languages in its user interface. However, if you don't need these features, you can grab the DB2 Express-C (light) for a quicker download and a simpler installation.

For example, if you are setting up a DB2 database on a Windows server that you plan to administer remotely with Data Studio, then the light version of DB2 Express-C is a great choice.

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Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Express-C Community Team

Monday, July 26, 2010

Getting Started with IBM Data Studio webinar on Tuesday

There's a Data Studio webinar on Tuesday, July 27 at 11:30 Eastern:
Getting Started with IBM Data Studio

Time: 11:30 AM (GMT -04:00) Eastern Time
Duration: 1h 30m

This webinar will discuss Data Studio packaging, installation, and will walk you through its features. Topics to be discussed include DB2 instance administration (instance configuration, instance stop/start), DB2 database administration (backup, restore, database object management), and DB2 database server side development (SQL scripts, stored procedures, user-defined functions, and Data Web services).

IBM Data Studio is an Eclipse-based tool that you can use for database administration and development. It is free to download and use.

Learn about IBM Data Studio from the authors of the book "Getting started with IBM Data Studio for DB2" and receive a free hard copy of the book!


Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Express-C Community Team

Monday, July 12, 2010

Get started with open source development

Getting Started with Open Source Development is the fifth free e-book in the On Campus series.

After reading the book, you'll be able to:
  • Find out what open source development is all about
  • Understand how to work with open source communities
  • Learn about open source business models and trends
  • Start and contribute to open source projects
  • Practice using hands-on exercises 
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Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Express-C Community Team