DB2 for z/OS and WebSphere Integration for Enterprise Java Applications

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Published on 07 August 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738438391
ISBN-13: 9780738438399
IBM Form #: SG24-8074-00


Authors: Paolo Bruni, Zhen Hua Dong, Josef Klitsch, Maggie Lin, Rajesh Ramachandran, Bart Steegmans and Andreas Thiele

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    Abstract

    IBM DB2® for z/OS® is a high-performance database management system (DBMS) with a strong reputation in traditional high-volume transaction workloads that are based on relational technology. IBM WebSphere® Application Server is web application server software that runs on most platforms with a web server and is used to deploy, integrate, execute, and manage Java Platform, Enterprise Edition applications. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe the application architecture evolution focusing on the value of having DB2 for z/OS as the data server and IBM z/OS® as the platform for traditional and for modern applications.

    This book provides background technical information about DB2 and WebSphere features and demonstrates their applicability presenting a scenario about configuring WebSphere Version 8.5 on z/OS and type 2 and type 4 connectivity (including the XA transaction support) for accessing a DB2 for z/OS database server taking into account high-availability requirements.

    We also provide considerations about developing applications, monitoring performance, and documenting issues.

    DB2 database administrators, WebSphere specialists, and Java application developers will appreciate the holistic approach of this document.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Application development with DB2 for z/OS

    Chapter 2. Accessing DB2 for z/OS from WebSphere applications

    Chapter 3. DB2 configuration options for Java client applications

    Chapter 4. DB2 infrastructure setup

    Chapter 5. WebSphere Application Server infrastructure setup

    Chapter 6. Developing Java applications with DB2 for z/OS

    Chapter 7. Java Platform, Enterprise Edition with WebSphere Application Server and DB2

    Chapter 8. Monitoring WebSphere Application Server applications

    Chapter 9. Error handling and problem determination

    Appendix A. DB2 administrative task scheduler

    Appendix B. Configuration and workload

    Appendix C. Setting up a WebSphere Application Server test environment on IBM Data Studio

    Appendix D. IBM OMEGAMON XE for DB2 performance database

    Appendix E. SMF 120 records subtypes 1, 3, 7, and 8

    Appendix F. Sample IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ trace

    Appendix G. External user-defined functions

    Appendix H. ClientInfo dynamic web project

    Appendix I. Additional material

     

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