IBM recently put out a video with a few quotes from customers who’ve had a chance to try DB2 9.7 in production. At times the editing is a bit cheesy, but what our customers are saying is factual. DB2 9.7 is quite a breakthrough and it can save millions of dollars for large companies. If your needs are more modest, like a demanding Web application or a point of sale server, DB2 Express-C can still give you most of the same benefits at zero the cost. Wanna take it for a spin? You can download it here or sign up at RightScale.com to try it on the Cloud.
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.