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Getting Naked with DB2 Attachment Methods (Especially in an IMS environment) (J05)

Topic: 2008 NA

Subtopic: IMS

DATE: 2008-05-20 (09:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
SPEAKERS: Jack Bailey (BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)

SQL is the language for communicating application needs to DB2 for z/OS. While most of us deal with the application SQL side or the DB2 subsystem side of this conversation, not many folks discuss how these two actually connect through an attachment method. This presentation discusses the various attachment methods, pros and cons of each, the trials and tribulations of one companies experience with DB2, IMS and MQ series and the how and when you can "Go Naked" with a generic DB2 attachment solution.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


What are the various attachment methods and how are they used?

Why has this become a problem? What is different about today's applications expecially when IMS and DB2 are mixed in the equation?

How can you free yourself from imbedded attachment with a generic approach that solves mixed attachment problems?

Do NOT ignore the importance of two-phased or co-ordinated commits! Why is this a disaster waiting to happen?

When you should NOT free yourself from imbedded attachment and put IMS in charge. When and Why?

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