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How do tablespaces differ in DB2 from databases in MySQL or MS SQL Server?

In DB2, it seems there is a strong separation between what a database is and what a tablespace is. Where as in MySQL and MS SQL Server tablespace and database seemed to be used synonymously. What ...
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COBOL program or JCL?

I have to perform 3 tasks: an insert, a delete, and a write I'm not sure what the best way to do this is. My mainframe program design skills aren't too tight, so I was looking for advice. Could I ...
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What's new in PL/I, DB2, and S/390 assembler?

I have an upcoming technical interview with a former employer that will focus on PL/I, DB2, and ISPF. The job will be with systems that I architected and wrote myself 20 years ago. The few years of ...
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Where can I obtain the specification for Distributed Relational Database Architecture?

I'm developing a DBMS that should be able to connect to IBM DB2 via the DRDA protocol. I found a DRDA reference manual that mentions "DRDA Implementation Programmer's Guide, SC21-9529" as a ...
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Company wants to move its programs to a new framework / concept - what are options?

So there is an insurance company which wants to move long term its proprietorially written software for different insurance products to a new platform / framework / concept / something. One of the ...
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What are the pros and cons of storing files in DB2 vs folders? [duplicate]

I work in a Web Application where users are allowed to upload files. They can retrieve and view those files at a later point in time. A solution that user works with can have multiple attachments but ...
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Are there restrictions on table and column names in DB2?

I'm working with a DB2 database and I can't help but notice - these table and column names are really confusing! I realize that good names are important in every facet of software development, and ...
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Creating experimental database

This question is about databases but I prefer to post it here and not in dba.stackexchange. The reason is that I have concerns with the application as well as database design. Programmers can better ...
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How to gradually improve on an old IBM Host C++ framework

Imagine a C++ framework as a business layer, but with controlling logic as well. E.g. user rights, state of the webflow etc. With some plain C code to access DB2. The whole framework is host based. We ...
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Experiences with WebSphere? [closed]

I'm going to be an intern soon at a bank (this is my first software related job) and I was told that I'm going to be working mostly with: Java (I already know SE) WebSphere DB2 I saw this thread ...