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Managing XML Data with DB2 and COBOL, PL/I, C, Java, and .NET (F03)

Topic: 2009 EU

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW



DATE: 2009-10-5 (16:00 - 17:00)
SPEAKERS: Matthias Nicola (IBM Silicon Valley Lab)

DB2 9 for z/OS and DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows have introduced pureXML - a collection of features to store, index, query, update, and maintain XML data alongside your relational data. XML has emerged as a new data type in DB2. In addition to the server side features, all of the major database APIs have been extended with XML capabilities. You can now define XML type variables for embedded SQL, CLI, Java, and .NET applications. These APIs also offer XML-specific functions that simplify application development and help you avoid common encoding problems. This session walks you through "the other side" of pureXML, focusing on application development, APIs, coding guidelines, and performance tips for the XML application developer.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

OBJECTIVES:

Learn best practices for XML application development with DB2 pureXML and popular languages on zOS and Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

Learn how to use the six new data types for XML host variables in COBOL, PL/I, and C. Also learn how best to handle XML in CLI applications.

Understand the XML features in DB2's JCC drivers for JDBC 3.0 and 4.0, and how to use them to develop efficient DB2 pureXML applications in Java.

Learn about the XML-specific methods in DB2's Data Provider for .NET

Understand common problems with XML data encodings and how to avoid them with ease.



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