DB2 for Intel Mac

24 September 2007 » DB2, IBM, Java, Mac, PHP

Antonio Cangiano has offered tantalizing news about the upcoming release of a developer’s edition of DB2 Express-C for Intel Macs.

According to Cangiano – a software engineer at the IBM Toronto Software Lab – a beta of the full data server, not just an application development client or driver, should be out by the end of the year.

The interest of Python and Ruby developers helped drive the case at IBM for a Mac version of DB2, but I imagine PHP and Java programmers on this platform are looking forward to the official announcement as well.

I’m still running on PowerPC and it would be nice to see DB2 released on an IBM processor built for Apple, but it’s another good reason to pick up a new Mac around Christmas :)