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.

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