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DB2.NET - Open Windows on DB2 for zOS (F12)

Topic: 2007 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2007-11-7 (16:15 - 17:15)
SPEAKERS: Nick Manu (AGF Belgium - Allianz Group)

.NET 3-tier application developmentMS C# presentation and business layersIBM DB2 for zOS data(base) layerA technical, generational, cultural and political challenge: how to capitalize on the shortest time-to-market on existing enterprise information assets and emerging technology, while off-loading from the legacy (application and data (IBM zOS) towards the alternative "open" platform (MS Windows). This is an database architect's and development support manager's experience, betweens multi-OS and heterogeneous RDBMS coexisting platforms. It includes both, technical issues, solutions and best practices, as well as internal organizational and cultural issues and challenges. The bottom line is that evolution from the IBM managed world towards the highly competitive MS proprietary world is not easy, but still possible and successfully for the company that has chosen the alternative path (.NET vs J2EE). It shows ultimatelly both, the DB2 and the .NET values.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner


the combination DB2 for zOS and C# for .NET framework is valid and works as designed

the DB2.NET development costs and time-to-market are very competitive, compared to legacy COBOL/DB2 for IMS and/or CICS

DB2 for zOS can easily be scaled and/or migrated from zOS to Windows (limited additional SQL conversion costs, using WII) and is a valid alternative to SQL Server

open the path towards further deployment of the SP technology (and migration from Cobol to SQL/PL) as a n alternative to CICS and/or IMS transactions and prepare for native SOA (DB2 Web Services and XML exploitation)

how to avoid to fall between IBM and MS political and technical struggle, how to exploit best-of-breed of both worlds and design for the company full SOA future EAI and EII, DWH, OLAP, BI, BPM & CPM.

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