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Questions on Db2 11.5 Community Edition License

  • 1.  Questions on Db2 11.5 Community Edition License

    Posted Tue October 29, 2019 08:07 AM
    Hi,
    I have some questions on Db2 Community Edition license and wants to clarify. Please help.
    1. May I create multiple Db2 instances in a single VM when using community edition?
    2. May I create more than one database in a Db2 instance and each database with 100GB storage?
    3. May I have more than one VM that is running Db2 Community Edition in an organization?
    Thanks and Regards.


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    Kit Lau
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  • 2.  RE: Questions on Db2 11.5 Community Edition License

    Posted Thu November 07, 2019 08:01 AM
    Hi Kit,

    I believe the answer is "Yes" to all 3 of your questions.

    Matthias

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    Matthias Nicola
    IBM
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  • 3.  RE: Questions on Db2 11.5 Community Edition License

    Posted Fri January 17, 2020 03:39 PM
    Great question! The license text confirms it for #2 at least.
    https://www-03.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf/lilookup/6B2B128ECA245674852584BA0052202F?OpenDocument

    1. Usage Restrictions


    (a) The Program may use a maximum of 4 processor cores and 16 GB of memory on each physical or virtual server.

    (b) Licensee may store a maximum of 100 Gigabytes of user data per database managed by the Program. A Gigabyte is 2 to the 20th power bytes.

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    Hung Tam Nguyen
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