Extremely pureXML in DB2 10 for z/OS

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Published on January 28, 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435147
ISBN-13: 9780738435145
IBM Form #: SG24-7915-00


Authors: Paolo Bruni, Neale Armstrong, Ravi Kumar, Kirsten Ann Larsen, Tink Tysor and Hao Zhang

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    Abstract

    The DB2® pureXML® feature offers sophisticated capabilities to store, process and manage XML data in its native hierarchical format. By integrating XML data intact into a relational database structure, users can take full advantage of DB2's relational data management features.

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we document the steps for the implementation of a simple but meaningful XML application scenario. We have chosen to provide samples in COBOL and Java™ language. The purpose is to provide an easy path to follow to integrate the XML data type for the traditional DB2 for z/OS® user.

    We also add considerations for the data administrator and suggest best practices for ease of use and better performance.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. XML and DB2 for z/OS

    Chapter 3. Application scenario

    Chapter 4. Creating and adding XML data

    Chapter 5. Validating XML data

    Chapter 6. DB2 SQL/XML programming

    Chapter 7. Using XML with Java

    Chapter 8. Using XML with COBOL

    Chapter 9. Utilities with XML

    Chapter 10. XML-related tasks for the DBA

    Chapter 11. Performance considerations

    Appendix A. Application scenario documents

    Appendix B. Additional material

     

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