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What is DB2?

DB2 is a database server developed by IBM. It is a Relational Database Management Syatem which is designed to store, analyze and retrieve the data efficiently.

DB2 database supports Object Oriented features and non relational structure with XML.

History of DB2 Database

The name DB2, or IBM Database 2, was first given to the Database Management System or DBMS in 1983 when IBM released DB2 on its MVS mainframe platform.

Initially DB2 was developed for specific platform of IBM.

In 1990, it was developed as a Universal Database (UDB) DB2 Server, which can run on any authoritative operating systems such as Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

DB2 Versions

The latest IBM DB2 version which currently running is 10.5 with the features of BLU Acceleration and its code name as 'Kepler'.

Following is the list of all versions of IBM DB2 till date:

version code name
3.4 cobweb
8.1, 8.2
stinger
9.1
viper
9.5
viper 2
9.7
cobra
9.8
it added features with only purescale
10.1
galileo
10.5
Kepler

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