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Posted Mar 12, 2007

So Where Is PureXML for DB2/400?

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From ITJungle]

With much fan-fare last week, IBM rolled out its "Viper" database technology into the version of DB2 for its z/OS-based mainframes. Viper is not just a relational database, which can store information in the traditional format that is friendly to SQL and other query methods, but also can store information in an XML format as well--and do so natively.

IBM calls the native XML capability PureXML, and unlike past approaches, including prior releases and versions of DB2 for the mainframe as well as the Unix/Linux/Windows variant andcurrent approaches with DB2/400, PureXML allows XML documents to be stored without losing the hierarchical information that is inherent in them and still allows the elements of the XML documents to be queried.

The article continues at http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh031207-story05.html



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