Thursday, February 12, 2009

DB2 Express-C is now on the cloud! - Cloud computing

Today IBM announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver software via Cloud Computing. Read the full press release.

As part of this announcement we have made available Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for various IBM products including DB2 Express-C. They can be used for development. More information can be found here.

Check out this general IBM FAQs or DB2 specific FAQs on this subject.

On the technical side, here is documentation for using the pre-built DB2 AMIs:

- Get Started Guide

- Rebundling Guide

We also have a screencast showing you how to create your own DB2 AMIs from scratch

Enjoy! Raul.

Spanish translation of "Getting Started with DB2 Express-C" book now available!

The title says it all!. Let your friends, colleagues, teachers, students know about it!. The Spanish translation of the book can be found with the other ones here. Thus far the following translation are available:

Portuguese (Brazil)
Simplified Chinese

We are constantly looking for volunteers to translate the book, so please send us a note to if interested!

Some other translations still ongoing are: Indonesia Bahasa, Thai, Bulgarian, Japanese, and Russian.

Cheers, Raul.