Thursday, March 23, 2006

dW article comparing DB2 editions updated for Express-C

developerWorks: Compare the distributed DB2 UDB servers

IBM's Paul Zikopoulos just submitted a revison to his comprehensive article on the features that are enabled in each edition of DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows. Once you understand what Express-C and the other editions do and do not offer, it should be easier to find the appropriate DB2 edition that suits your needs.

IBM launches DB2 Viper website

Official site: DB2 Viper Early Community

IBM insider and award-winning blogger Chris Eaton got the jump on this story in his DB2 blog.

After two releases as a closed beta, IBM is gearing up to bring Viper out to a larger community of users. The site promises to be a hub of DB2 Viper news and technical articles, with new items added on a regular basis. If you're interested in getting your hands on the beta code, or just learning more about Viper's breakthrough features, bookmark this site and you'll definitely be among the first to know.

An old DB2 blog finds a new home

Hi everyone,

After months of frustration with writing a blog on Bloglines, I have decided to pull up stakes and make the move to Blogger, where keeping and publicizing a blog seems to be much less hassle. I expect the next few months to bring about many exciting revelations about DB2 Viper, so I wanted to make sure I had a solid platform for writing about it. Unless I come across a great big stretch of free time, I don't see myself copying my old posts from Bloglines over here.

My goal for this blog is to keep you all informed about new and interesting items about DB2 for LUW, since that is, in my opinion, one of the few topics on this earth that deserves a bit more coverage than it already gets. As for any other subject, you should have no problem finding plenty of blogs about it elsewhere, published by bloggers who write better and are more dedicated than I.

If you read my old blog, thanks. If you didn't, then I hope you'll stay and check out this one. Something interesting is bound to show up here sooner or later.