DB2 Web Query V2.1, made generally available to customers licensed
for IBM i 6.1 and 7.1 on June 15, 2012, was primarily a repackaging
of the existing product rather than a significant functional
upgrade. Several of the changes IBM is presenting as enhancements
are actually just new interfaces to functions that were previously
available but required a separate module in V1.2. IBM sells V2.1 of
DB2 Web Query in two editions: Express and Standard.
DB2 Web Query V2.1 Express edition licenses for $2,800US per core. DB2 Web Query V2.1 Standard edition licenses for $15,795US per core. Core pricing is a new concept IBM introduced in V2.1. In addition to licensing named users, a company who wants to make more than a single processor available to process DB2 Web Query jobs must purchase a license for each processor. Additional named users (query developers) in the Express and Standard editions cost $400US each.
The DB2 Web Query Developer Workbench, a Windows client module needed for more advanced report and dashboard development, can be licensed for the Express or Standard Edition by PC for $995US. IBM says the feature previously known as "Run-Time Enablement" in V1.2 is now included in the Standard edition. However, customers with users who need only run queries and share the same authority must be organized into run only groups for $1,000US per group in the Standard edition. You must license a sufficient number of named users to support your total number of query developers and groups of run-time users. Run-time grouping of users is not available in the Express Edition.
Customers requiring the Oracle JD Edwards database adapter feature must license the V2.1 Standard edition and then add this adapter at a cost of $2,500US. The Oracle JD Edwards database adapter is not available for the DB2 Web Query Express edition.
Query/400 is not available as a stand-alone product, and customers who wish to continue using Query/400 for development must license at least the Express edition of DB2 Web Query. Query/400 run-time processing, however, is provided by the IBM i operating system, so customers ready to stop using Query/400 and migrate to a new solution can still run their existing Query/400 queries even if they do not license DB2 Web Query Express or Standard.
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Last Updated: June 27, 2012