Monday, January 19, 2009

DB2 on Mac!!!

Yes, you read it right, finally IBM has released a version of DB2 for the Mac! On December 22nd they released a version of DB2 Express-C for Mac (Leopard on Intel), which is essentially a version for developers who will be able to now use it to work on enterprise solutions on a Mac! I never thought this day would come.!

Antonio Canguiano has an interesting blog post that discusses some first steps, very useful.

You can get DB2 from the IBM Download Page.

I installed it using Admin GUI (as root) install and the tested the Ruby connection as per Antonio's blog. Initially I had a few issues with some libraries, but after downloading the latest version from the website, all is working well now.

This initial version does not have any of the admin tools (Comand Centre, Control Centre, etc.) but I was able to use SQL Workbench/J without any issues. It seems however that some of the tool jar files are there, I will look into that later.

There is a DB2 Express Forum, but feel free to ask any questions through this blog.

Next, Ruby on Rails!!!


Enrico said...

Can you help me to do that?
I work on a mac lan and i need to share my db2/AS400 table in filemaker by mysql or everything you want.

C. said...

Sorry Enrico, not sure what you are looking for. If what you need to do is connect to an AS/400 (I haven't done it in a long time), you used to need a separate client, it was called DDCS... Probably the forum is the best place to check. What are you trying to achieve?