Friday, October 8, 2010

DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition: All you need in one package

On October 5th IBM announced a new edition of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: The DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition (AESE). It is based on the Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) and bundles several of the most valuable (in terms of usefulness) features into a single package.

Some of the Optim tools are already included in the AESE and on the engine side data compression (tables, indexes, XML data, temporary data), HADR and Q-Replication for realizing your high availability and disaster recovery solution of choice, label-based access control (LBAC) for greater data security, and data federation for DB2 and Oracle databases are some of the features that are part of the bundle.

And if you wonder: pureXML is always included free of charge, even in the free Express-C edition of DB2.