Home IBM DB2 9 for Windows Vista DB2 9 for Windows Vista By Antonio Cangiano Posted On December 19, 2006 IBM 7 Comments I’m glad to let you know that we just released DB2 9 Express – C for Windows Vista (32 bit). You can download it here. Meanwhile, Microsoft seems to have issues with their own database. SQL Server users will have to wait. Related Tweet Pin It About The Author Antonio Cangiano Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. He authored 'Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers' by Wrox (2009) and 'Technical Blogging' by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (2012). You can follow him on Twitter. More from this author 7 Comments By scott newman Posted on December 19, 2006 I’ve been using sql server on vista for over a month now. There is a ctp for sql server sp2 that updates sql to work on vista. I haven’t had any issues with it. Download Remove the hard returns from the url above. It was scrolling the page horizontally. Newman By Antonio Cangiano Posted on December 19, 2006 Hi Scott, thanks for contributing a link to the CTP. It’s a good thing and I hope that it’ll help some SQL Server users. However keep in mind that according to the Microsoft page: “_These packages have been made available for general testing purposes only. Do not deploy the CTP software in production_” So there may be some time still before seeing the real thing. I appreciate your comment, Antonio PS: I’ve fixed your link, and Textile is enabled too. By Peter Bromberg Posted on December 19, 2006 SQL Server 2005 worked fine on Vista from the git-go, without even the update pack. More FUD from the anti-Microsoft crowd. Ignore it. By Antonio Cangiano Posted on December 19, 2006 Peter, I’m not part of the anti-Microsoft crowd. I like Windows Vista, I’ve used SQL Server quite a bit and I even have “a site”:http://www.visualcsharp.it entirely dedicated to Visual C#. I’m passionate about great technologies, no matter who produces them. As far as I know there have been a few reports of SQL Server issues with Vista, and the article I linked even “made the front page of Slashdot”:http://slashdot.org/articles/06/12/16/1512210.shtml. I also based my statement “will have to wait” (despite the SP may solve “these issues”:http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/windowsvistasupport.mspx) on the fact that Microsoft clearly warns users not to use the software for anything but testing. I would think that this leads any reasonable person to believe that it may not be “production ready” yet. There is no FUD spreading intended. I care about being intellectually honest, and if you’re right about SQL Server on Vista, I’d be happy to hear about how developers won’t have to wait to use their favorite database server in a production setting. Thanks for your comment, Antonio By WaterlooGuy Posted on December 19, 2006 XML and Vista with and now DB2 XML is Everywhere! This phrase or something similar has been floating around often referring to the pureXML support in DB2 9. Microsoft has reinforced IBM’s XML strategies with Windows Vista. Microsoft is moving toward XML file formats for Windows Vista and Office 2007 with XPS. Rest assured companies will evaluate how databases perform with XML storage. For document re-purposing which Microsoft alludes to, there will be a need for native XML support in data management. The following press actually talk to both Vista and pureXML. By WaterlooGuy Posted on December 19, 2006 Opps missed the “url”:http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=41469. By Ricardo Posted on December 20, 2006 Microsoft is always late with their releases. Why? Anyway vista is shiny and db2 is excellent. I will use them together for my company.