DB2 connect and stored procedures

Martin Kenney

DB2 connect and stored procedures
We now have a requirement to have a PC based application which can connect
to DB2 and VSAM files. Our plan is to use DB2 connect
and stored procedures to accomplish this. Our VP/IT wants us to justify
using IBM's products over other solutions. Can anyone give me
their brief good or bad experiences(performance and ease of use)? Also, if
you have compared various products what your findings were.
There seems to be one major (at least in our case) advantage to staying
within IBM's product line, and that is when we put maintenance
on DB2 or upgrade to version 6 it should be a much easier process as we
have outsourced our systems support and they do not check
related products for compatibility prior to upgrading.

Thank you in advance for any information.