DB2 JDBC drivers from IBM
Posted on 2008-10-17
I intend to use IBM's DB2 JDBC drivers to connect to our corporate DB2 databases. But I have been stopped citing that the DB2 drivers are not free to be used in production.
I scoured the IBM website and did various google searches, but just could not find any information that says the DB2 jdbc drivers are not free. (On the contrary I found that the DB2 drivers are free when used with Apache Derby).
Can someone provide me a link or more information about where I can buy the DB2 jdbc (Type 4) drivers? Also any idea how much it costs?
Additional points if someone can suggest an alternative: We are considering StarSQL, how good / reliable is it? Can it in someway be better than the IBM DB2 jdbc drivers?