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IBM Db2 license texts

Here you find a selection of actual license texts to the IBM DB2 products.

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The Programs listed below are licensed under the following License Information terms and conditions in addition to the Program license terms previously agreed to by Client and IBM. If Client does not have previously agreed to license terms in effect for the Program, the International License Agreement for Non-Warranted Programs (Z125-5589-05) applies.

Program Name (Program Number):
IBM Db2 Express-C (Community)

The following standard terms apply to Licensee's use of the Program.

Supporting Programs

The Program is licensed as a multi-product package and includes the Supporting Programs identified below. Licensee is authorized to install and use such Supporting Programs only to support Licensee's use of the Principal Program under this Agreement and within the limits of the Proofs of Entitlement for the Program (unless broader rights are provided elsewhere in this License Information document). The phrase "to support Licensee's use" would include only those uses that are necessary or otherwise directly related to a licensed use of the Principal Program or another Supporting Program. The Supporting Programs may not be used for any other purpose. Licensee is not authorized to transfer or remarket the Supporting Programs separate from the Principal Program. A Supporting Program may be accompanied by license terms, and those terms, if any, apply to Licensee's use of that Supporting Program. In the event of conflict, the terms in this License Information document supersede the Supporting Program's terms. When Licensee's right to use the Program expires or terminates, Licensee must discontinue use, destroy or promptly return all copies of the Supporting Programs to the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee downloaded the Supporting Programs, Licensee should contact the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program. If Licensee wishes to license the Supporting Programs for any use beyond the limits set forth above, please contact an IBM Sales Representative or the party from whom Licensee acquired the Program to obtain the appropriate license.

The following are Supporting Programs licensed with the Program:
IBM Database Add-ins for Visual Studio 11.1
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ 3.71
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ 4.21
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ 3.72
IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ 4.22
IBM Data Server Driver for ADO.Net 11.1
IBM Data Server Drivers for ODBC and CLI 11.1
IBM Data Server Driver Package 11.1
IBM SDK/Runtime Environment, Java(TM) 2 Technology Edition 7.0
IBM SDK/Runtime Environment, Java(TM) 2 Technology Edition 8.0
IBM Security Directory Server 6.4
IBM Enterprise Content Management Text Search 5.2.1
IBM Global Security Toolkit 8.0

Technology Preview Code

Technology Preview Code (TPC) may be included or distributed with the Program or updates to it but are not part of the Program. TPC is licensed under the same terms as the Program, except as provided below. TPC will be identified as such in the Notices File (or in an updated Notices File accompanying the updates). Some or all of the TPC may not be made generally available by IBM as or in a product. Licensee is permitted to use TPC only for internal use for evaluation purposes and not for use in a production environment. The Notices File may limit this evaluation use to an evaluation period. If so, at the end of such evaluation period Licensee must cease using and uninstall the TPC. IBM provides the TPC without obligation of support and "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR NON-INTERFERENCE AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Licensee may not transfer TPC to another party except as a transfer accompanying the Program. TPC may contain a disabling device that will prevent it from being used after the evaluation period ends. Licensee will not tamper with this disabling device or the TPC. Licensee should take precautions to avoid any loss of data that might result when the TPC can no longer be used.

Licensee assigns to IBM all right, title, and interest (including ownership of copyright) in any data, suggestions, or written materials that 1) are related to the Technology Preview Code and 2) Licensee provides to IBM. Upon IBM's request, Licensee will sign additional documents necessary to assign such rights. In addition to the foregoing, Licensee grants to IBM a non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide and paid-up right and license to a) include in any product or service any idea, know-how, concept, technique, invention, discovery or improvement, whether or not patentable, that Licensee provides to IBM related to the Technology Preview Code b) use, manufacture and market any such product or service, and c) allow others to do any of the foregoing.

Prohibited Uses

Licensee may not use or authorize others to use the Program, alone or in combination with other services or products, in support of any of the following high risk activities: design, construction, control, or maintenance of nuclear facilities, mass transit systems, air traffic control systems, automotive control systems, weapons systems, or aircraft navigation or communications, or any other activity where program failure could give rise to a material threat of death or serious personal injury.

In addition to the above, the following terms apply to Licensee's use of the Program.

Program-unique Terms

1. Usage Restrictions

(a) The Program may use a maximum of 2 processor cores and 16 GB of memory on each physical or virtual server.

(b) Licensee may store a maximum of 15 Terabytes of user data per database managed by the Program. A Terabyte is 2 to the 40th power bytes.

2. Prohibited Components

Notwithstanding any provision in the Agreement, Licensee is not authorized to use any of the following components or functions of the Program:

- column-organized tables
- pureScale clustering technology
- Database Partitioning
- Row Compression
- Adaptive Compression
- Index Compression
- Row & Column Access Control
- Label Based Access Control
- Advanced Copy Service
- High Availability Disaster Recovery
- Online Reorg
- Materialized Query Tables
- Multi-Dimensional Clustering
- Query Parallelism
- Connection Concentrator
- Table Partitioning
- Access Plan Reuse
- Scan Sharing
- Workload Management
- Multi-temperature Storage
- Intelligent Mining
- Unstructured Text Analysis
- Accessing federated data except in Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows (LUW) and Informix data servers
- SQL Replication
- Q Replication
- Change Data Capture (CDC)
- Use of any component of the Program in a clustered database environment, including (without limitation) any use of the Program on a group of servers connected together to create a single database image.


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