With Db2 for z/OS customers expanding their business presence into the mobile client world, solution developers are seeking more efficient ways to leverage existing data and business logic to support this. The REST native API is designed to assist with this.
The topic for the IDUG Content Committee for February 2018 is “RESTful”. in this short article we’ll say a little about what REST is and how it has been possible to provide RESTful support for data in Db2 long before the product had functionality built in.
There are a lot of practical SQLs for developer. We talk about pattern matching using regular expression, how to invoke external REST services using HTTPGETCLOB, and consuming the REST response in JSON and XML using the JSON or XML features in Db2 for z/OS.
Build DB2 for z/OS native services without Data Studio and z/OS Connect
Many of us are familiar with the ability to call a DB2 for z/OS service via REST API and z/OS Connect. While this seams highly attractive, many DB2 professionals are a bit uncomfortable with including an additional product, z/OS Connect, in the mix. In addition to that, the DB2 Adaptor for z/OS Con