Resource Limits between DB2 Express-C versus Oracle XE and SQL Server Express
The free version of DB2 (DB2 Express-C) has much less limitations than those existing in Oracle and SQL Server, Oracle Express Edition 10g/11g and SQL Server 2005/2008 Express.
This article shows this advantage you get with DB2 Express-C compared to Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server.
|Characteristic||DB2 Express-C||SQL Server 2005/2008 Express||Oracle 10g/11g Express Edition|
|CPUs Max||Until 2 cores||1||1|
|RAM Max||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Size Limit||Unlimited||4 GB||4 GB/11 GB|
|32/64 bits||32-64 bits||32 bits / 32-64 bits||32 bits / 32-64 bits|
As you can see DB2 Express-C offers the lowest number of limitations, and can be a good choice for productive environments.