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DB2 9 for Developers by Philip K. Gunning

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Chapter 1. DB2 9 Product Overview

DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW) comes in several editions, or product offerings. IBM developed these different editions to meet the needs of small, medium, and large businesses. There are offerings for developers, workgroups/departments, and enterprises, as well as for embedded applications and very large databases.

Foremost among the enhancements in DB2 9 is the introduction of native support for XML data across the entire DB2 product line. Performance and scalability enhancements are also integrated into all editions, giving developers, database administrators (DBAs), and companies added flexibility in choosing the right DB2 solution.

In this chapter, we review the key features and benefits of each edition. ...

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