Get started developing applications with the IBM Data Server Driver Package

A lightweight deployment solution for IBM database applications

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Deepasri Krishnaraja and Arun Purnaiah

Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: March 24, 2011

The IBM Data Server Driver Package (also referred to as the ds driver) can be used to provide runtime support for various customer applications that interact with DB2 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®, z/OS®, IBM i®, and Informix® databases through APIs, including ODBC/CLI, .NET, and JDBC. The IBM Data Server Driver Package supports open source and Java™, as well as applications that use ODBC, OLE DB, and .NET provider. Find out about advantages, disadvantages, and examples of a IBM Data Server Driver Package solution compared with other driver solutions, such as the IBM Data Server Runtime Client solution. Get the details on how the IBM Data Server Driver Package is supported across various platforms and languages. Learn how to install and configure the IBM Data Server Driver Package, how to use configuration files, and how to deploy and upgrade this package on Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

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