IBM announce free version of DB2

In an attempt to attract developers to the DB2 database, IBM have announced a free version of their flagship database engine, DB2.

The free offering, ‘DB Express-c’ has the same features as the commercial version, but is limited by the hadrward it can be deployed on. The limitations are quite high though – it can only be deployed on a PC with upto a maximum of 2 processors (single or dual core), and 4GB RAM. There are no limitations on the database size.

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