Data Management

DDS and SQL - The Winning Combination for DB2 for i

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Executive Summary

This white paper explains the business and technical benefits of modernizing IBM DB2 for i databases. Modernizing a DB2 for i database with Structured Query Language (SQL) and data-centric programming delivers benefits that range from reduced IT expenses to enhanced developer productivity and improved application performance and scalability. This paper explores these benefits in greater details as well as educates people on the traits of a modern database. For those who have spent a career on the IBM i, the authors have a deep appreciation for the incredible platform IBM created. And yet, they are letting that very success become an impediment to its future. From the launch of the IBM System/38 in 1979, IBM has woven a rich set of features into the OS.

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