IBM just released DB2 Express-C 9.7.1 (aka DB2 Express-C 9.7 FixPack 1). This version includes a long list of enhancements. Don’t forget to download and install it; as per its previous versions, it’s entirely free of charge.
You can grab it directly from here:
The DB2Night Show
While we are on the subject, I want to mention a great new independent initiative called the DB2Night Show. In the words of its organizers:
The DB2Night Show has the simple mission of building a fun, interactive community around DB2 LUW. Each episode will include fun stuff, education, tips, and special guests. Guests will range from industry experts to “Joe the DBA”.
The first six episodes have been wonderful, and the seventh one, which is about a comparison of DB2 Express-C with other free versions like SQL Server, as well as Cloud Computing, will air tomorrow.
You can reserve your free virtual seat for Friday, December 4, 2009 at 9am PST/ 10 am CST / 11 am EST, here. Even if you can’t make it, register anyway, so you’ll have access to replays. Every participant who attends will receive a $50 voucher to use for the Amazon EC2 cloud. Not only that, but one lucky, randomly selected attendee will also receive an Amazon.com gift certificate. With the holiday season coming up, that could come in handy. 🙂