Get off to a fast start with DB2 9 pureXML, Part 1, XML to the core

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Cynthia Saracco

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | Last updated: March 11, 2010|First published: February 09, 2006

The IBM DB2 9 release features a significant architectural Ideparture from prior versions. For the first time since its debut, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is providing a new query language, new storage technology, new indexing technology, and other features to support XML data and its inherent hierarchical structure. But don't worry, all of DB2's traditional database management features remain, including its support for SQL and tabular data structures. Explore DB2 9's XML technology, and learn why IBM now considers DB2 a "hybrid" or multi-structured database management system (DBMS).

Note: Originally written in 2006, this article has been updated to include product changes in DB2 9.5 and 9.7.

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Zone=Information Management, XML
ArticleTitle=Get off to a fast start with DB2 9 pureXML, Part 1: XML to the core