Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ditch Oracle Database for free with DB2 Express-C

For two major releases, DB2 has included an industrial strength feature for running applications originally written for Oracle Database's flavour of SQL and PL/SQL. The performance for it is excellent -- many people have reported significantly faster performance after switching their applications to DB2.

Oracle compatibility feature is now part of the free DB2 Express-C edition.

Serge Rielau wrote up a fantastic article on running your Oracle applications on DB2 10. All of it applies to DB2 Express-C.

Next steps


  1. Getting Error For DB2 Express-C installation on windows 7 x64.
    Errors are
    Task 4 : Starting DB2 instance "DB2"
    DB2 : The dependency service or group failed to start.

    SQL1042C An unexpected system error occurred. SQLSTATE=58004

    Status 4 : Failure

    DBI1338E The validation of instance DB2 failed. Reason

    Can anybody resolve it ??

  2. Hi Rishabh,

    You can ask on the DB2 Express-C forum:

    Here are the Google search results for your error:


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