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

2 comments:

  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
    code=7

    Can anybody resolve it ??

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  2. Hi Rishabh,

    You can ask on the DB2 Express-C forum:
    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/forum?id=11111111-0000-0000-0000-000000000805

    Here are the Google search results for your error:
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=SQL1042C+58004&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=XMYMU7vGFcW48wefkIGgDQ

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