What are the z/VSE options to access a relational database ?
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With this blog entry I want to describe a few options to access a relational database. My main focus are IBM provided solutions.
1) The IBM DB2 Server for VSE and VM:
The DB2 server is a database that can be installed locally on z/VSE. Since a few years you may install the DB2 runtime only client editions (DB2 client) to access a DB2 server running e.g. on Linux on System z,
2) The VSAM Redirector
The VSAM Redirector consists of a client on z/VSE that redirects all accesses to a VSAM file to any other file system, database or any Java platform.
3) The new z/VSE Database Connector (DBCLI):
DBCLI allows z/VSE applications to access a relational database on any suitable database server. You may choose
The z/VSE DBCLI consists of 2 main parts, the DBCLI client on z/VSE and the DBCLI server on a Java platform. Both are connected via TCP/IP.
Are you interested in more details ? Please see our z/VSE Connector page