accessing MVS os/390 data from PC

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accessing MVS os/390 data from PC
I'm seeking some expertise in the area of PC applications accessing (reading and
updating) data which resides on MVS OS/390.

We have one project which unloads the MVS OS/390 data and FTP's the datasets to
the desired platform. We have another (pilot) project which is via the WEB and
using stored procedures - the user enters the URL , the application connects to
DB2 and returns the WEB page/data. Is there any better possilities of
accomplishing this task?

I myself do not know enough about the client/server environment so that's why I
am seeking your professional input.
I do know however that we have concerns about locking, performance and security.
We have seen hung threads in our DB2 subsystems (both test and production) which
have used up so many resources that it caused our production LPAR to be IPLd.
We have also seen instances where one client locks the DB2 catalog and causes
numerous -911's.

Any information is welcome and greatly appreciated.



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Re: accessing MVS os/390 data from PC
(in response to mmetcalf@NOTES.STATE.NE.US)
We have installed the MQSeries software to allow our PC-based applications
(written in VB) to access our CA-IDMS database running on an MVS OS/390
mainframe. In our case, the PC-application also accesses a DB2 UDB on an
NT platform.

MQSeries allows programs to talk to each other irrespective of the
processors used, operating system, communication protocols et al. This
involved a fair bit of work ... but very basically we'd have:

* program on the PC would PUT a MESSAGE on the MQSeries queue (which is
owned by a "queue manager" that is running on the PC)
* the queue manager on the PC would pass the message to a 2nd queue
manager running on the mainframe
* program on the mainframe would GET the MESSAGE stored on the mainframe
queue and process it - ie perform read or update. The result could then be
passed back to the PC through the MQSeries gateway

The communication between the different platforms is handled by the
MQSeries software.

Hope this helps.

Milorad




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I'm seeking some expertise in the area of PC applications accessing
(reading and
updating) data which resides on MVS OS/390.

We have one project which unloads the MVS OS/390 data and FTP's the
datasets to
the desired platform. We have another (pilot) project which is via the WEB
and
using stored procedures - the user enters the URL , the application
connects to
DB2 and returns the WEB page/data. Is there any better possilities of
accomplishing this task?

I myself do not know enough about the client/server environment so that's
why I
am seeking your professional input.
I do know however that we have concerns about locking, performance and
security.
We have seen hung threads in our DB2 subsystems (both test and production)
which
have used up so many resources that it caused our production LPAR to be
IPLd.
We have also seen instances where one client locks the DB2 catalog and
causes
numerous -911's.

Any information is welcome and greatly appreciated.











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Re: accessing MVS os/390 data from PC
(in response to Milorad_Cerovac@TAC.VIC.GOV.AU)
There are so many options for connecting DB2 for OS/390 with a PC.
Most of the ones that I like best use DB2 Connect as part of the
connection,
but the options include MQ Series, CICS, various web connections and
many gateway products. Don't forget stored procedures. Here are the
primary red books with the information:

Java Programming Guide for OS/390 , SG24-5619-00 1999-12-28

IBM Web-to-Host Integration Update , SG24-5237-01 1999-12-23

Developing Cross-Platform DB2 Stored Procedures: SQL Procedures and the DB2
Stored Procedure
Builder , SG24-5485-00 1999-12-16

The Universal Connectivity Guide to DB2 , SG24-4894-00. 1998-02-

Getting Started with DB2 Stored Procedures: Give Them a Call through the
Network , SG24-4693-01
1998-04-07

Connecting Domino to the Enterprise Using Java , SG24-5425-00 1999-07-02


Client/Server Implementation Using TXSeries, UDB, and VisualAge COBOL on
Windows NT ,
SG24-5359-00 1999-06-14

e-business Application Solutions Using Java: Volume I , SG24-5342-00
1999-05-24

Accessing DB2 for OS/390 Data from the World Wide Web , SG24-5273-00
1998-11-23


Here are a couple of good web pages:

http://www.ibm.com/software/ WebSphere, VisualAge,
DB2, MQ Series, ...

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/db2connect/

http://www.ibm.com/developer/