What is difference between DB2 sold with SAP and version bought from IBM

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WE are just moving to SAP for some applications and we are going to use DB2 UDB on AIX. What is the difference from buying DB2 with the SAP software or getting it from IBM. If we got it from IBM we would get DB2 8.2.2 Enterprise version. We have heard the DB2 from SAP is run time only with no DB interface except through SAP database admin. What are the reccommendations? What are the best practices? Purchasing the DB from SAP or the DB vender? Seeking help from other who have this knowledge.

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The Version that of DB2 that SAP provides is the version that you should user for your installs. Don’t use any DB patches or hotfixes that are not provided by SAP. You can log onto Service Market Place with your OSS login provide by SAP and go to /swcenter-3pmain. There you can check what versions of DB2 is supported. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT for support from SAP not to use anything that is not provided by them. Let me know if you have any questions.

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