New Version ( 1.1.0 ) of the ibm_db gem is now available along with the latest DB2, version V9.7, available for the community. This release of the gem provides support for the Activerecord’s Query Cache Mechanism. It exploits the new features of the latest DB2 V9.7 like rename column support and parameterized timestamp column support along with various other enhancements like using prepared statement completely in the insertion of LOB/XML, rename column support for zOS 9 and enhanced rename column support of Informix Dynamic Server.
Supporting the new DB2 right from day one along with the above mentioned features and enhancements ibm_db gem will accept contributions from the community.
So what more to wait for go ahead and grab your copy of the new DB2 Express-C, the no-charge version, from https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-db2expressc&S_CMP=ECDDWW01&S_TACT=ACDB206 and the ibm_db gem from http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=2361
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