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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Difference between 'DB2 Data Server for LUW' and 'DB2 Connect Server'

    Hello,

    I am newbie to DB2. I am supposed to add database support for 'DB2 9.1 for LUW' using CLI apis.

    I want to install DB2 Data server on windows. Once I run DB2 9.1 setup, it displays following options -

    1) DB2 Client
    2) DB2 Connect Server
    3) Add-in for VS 2005

    I learned that 'DB2 Connect Server' acts as gateway to z/os repository. Is it the DB2 Data server for LUW?

    What is the difference between DB2 Connect Server and DB2 Data server?

    Please clarify.

    -Machhindra

  2. #2
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    Hi,
    Server is DB2 relation database product that can be installed on Windows/Linux/Unix and is used to store data on this OSes. You can access this database by any kind of client. But using Server you cannot use it as gateway to z/os database. You need Connect for that.

    But for Server there are several several DB2 editions. Check this article:
    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...kopoulos1.html

    Server "Enterprise edition" has a Connect product included in. All other Servers does not have it. You can buy Connect separately.
    Regards,
    Grofaty

  3. #3
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    Thanks Grofaty.

    Now I am less confused. I have DB2 setup, that does not show 'DB2 Data Server' Option to install. However I can see 'DB2 Connect Server' option.

    Could you please point me to the location from where I can download DB2 9.1 Server for LUW?

    I have IBM PartnerWorld subscription.

    Regards,
    Machhindra

  4. #4
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    Hi,
    don't know where to download DB2 editions from PartnerWorld subscription (hope someone else knows this if not call IBM support).

    But there is Express-C version (free of charge) available for download (only v9.5 is available):
    http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/express/

    Regards,
    Grofaty

  5. #5
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks.

    I talked with IBM support. Downloaded DB2 9.1 For LUW Data server

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