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Integrated database

Will you need a bed in your hotel room tonight?



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Imagine booking a hotel room, checking in and finding no bed. Some things go without saying. Hotel rooms come with beds. Always. You don’t have to ask if you should bring one with you.

Needing a relational database on an application system designed for business is another of those ”it goes without saying” situations. That’s why a relational database was built into IBM i, fully integrated as both the foundation for its business applications and as the place to store the components of the operating system itself.

Having been first introduced as an integral capability of the System/38, the relational database was being optimized for IBM i at the same time the concept of a broader DB2 family was being introduced for other IBM platforms. Accordingly, the Rochester, Minn., database designers contributed heavily to the development of the DB2 family standards. Today, DB2 for IBM i is also fully SQL compliant. Its query engine is optimized for both I/O-intensive transaction processing and compute-intensive analytics workloads.

Having an integrated relational database has something else in common with a hotel bed. It helps database administrators sleep better at night.

Integration

The invisibility cloak of complexity

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!

AS/400

The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars

TIMI

Shoes that fit every occasion

Single-level storage

Where did I leave my keys?

Subsystems

Hostel or hotel?

Object orientation

May I see your badge, please?

Virtualization

A great idea is new again.

System Integrity

Trust but verify

ISVs

An application system for business

International

Anyone for double-byte Ping-Pong?

Business Partners

A freight train needs a track

Lab Services

Want a superstar on your team?

Out-of-box

No assembly required

RPG

No, it’s not rebounds per game

Integrated Middleware

Tricked out or built in?

PASE

Welcome to the family!

PHP

Red wine with fish, Mr. Bond?

POWER

What do IBM i and Watson have in common?

User interfaces

Green is good; BYOD might be even better.

Reliability

Over a long distance, you learn a lot about the strength of your horse

Automated service

The robocall everyone wants to get

LUG

Want something to change? Do it together.

Client success

The Rochester way

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