The IBM Data Server Driver Package (ds driver) has been our best practice client package for DB2 LUW and DB2 Connect customers for quite some time, and also for Informix customers looking for a common driver and the latest support in the .NET environment.
I am pleased to announce that we now have a version of the ds driver available for Mac! As of right now, the download is inside the dashDB console in Bluemix.
It is not being restricted to Bluemix and dashDB, that is simply the first place we have made the download available. I expect an additional download which is more convenient for non-Bluemix customers shortly and will update this blog when it is in place.
The simplest instructions for installing this driver package are in the dashDB docs:
Double click the dmg file, then double click the installer. In addition to runtimes for the standard database APIs (JDBC, ODBC, PHP, etc.) there is also CLPPlus – our command line tool for database scripts – simply navigate to /Applications/dsdriver/bin and run clpplus from there.
We intend to spiff this up more over time, right now we just wanted to get something out there that folks could use to run RStudio with dashDB and experiment with against our other servers. We are looking for feedback, especially on any applications you are trying to use that you may have trouble connecting to. We are interested in hearing about those that work also 🙂