Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Treat yourself to DB2 this holiday

Nice post from my colleague Leons:

Happy Holidays! Raul.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Experience the next version of DB2 today!

Check out the DB2 Early Experience Program if you would like to experience the next version of DB2 to be released some time in the future.

You can "test drive" this new version without having to install or setup any software as we are running this from the Amazon Cloud. Send a note to db2beta at ca.ibm.com if you'd like to participate! Discount/vouchers may be available to cover any Amazon Cloud expenses.

Enjoy!, Raul

Moving a PHP app from MySQL to DB2

Moving a PHP application to DB2 from MySQL is the title of a series of articles in IBM developerWorks.
"This series describes why it makes sense to move a PHP application to DB2, how to prepare for the migration, how to execute it, how to support it, and how to handle potential risks based on the authors' experience with a recent migration. Many code and configuration samples are provided, as well as pointers to resources to help the project run smoothly".
The first part in the series was published two weeks ago.

Another added benefit, budget-wise, is that DB2 Express (Fixed Term License) is 2.5x cheaper than the equivalent MySQL version!. IBM reduced DB2 Express license cost to US$1,990 a few months ago. At around the same time, Oracle raised MySQL's price to about US$5,000.

Cheers, Raul