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The mainframe as a viable data server platform

Would mainframe DB2 as a database be a viable architecture for Internet applications?

What would be the pros and cons in terms of technical issues, cost, etc. for having mainframe DB2 as the ultimate database server instead of having several database servers on WLU platform?

Should migrating existing Web applications on Unix UDB to mainframe DB2 be considered? Are other shops doing something similar?
Yes, of course the mainframe is a viable platform to be the data server for your Internet applications. IBM has done a great job of Internet-enabling DB2 for z/OS, and it will serve your needs admirably.

I would recommend that you seek out and buy " Exploring IBM E-business Software" by Casey Young for an exhaustive treatment of this topic.

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This was last published in June 2004

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