DB2 X has a lot for everyone. Your organization needs to lower operating costs thru CPU cycle reductions while still building a strong foundation for SOA and XML initiatives. Database Administrators (DBAs) will find improved database performance, scalability, and availability. Memory management is dramatically reduced, so growth is much simpler. DBAs also get more flexible security to help with regulatory compliance. A wide range of enhancements improve ERP application and data warehouse functionality and performance. Large object (LOB) performance and flexibility are improved. Many DBA tasks are simplified.
Application developers will be most excited by the second release of pureXML, which improves the SQL and XML interface to access XML data stored in a native format. Application developers need powerful new SQL enhancements. Improved SQL and data definition compatibility with other DB2 platforms makes porting much easier.
Speaker: Jeff Josten, Distinguished Engineer, DB2 for z/OS Development