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Low Cost Database Application Enabler for IBM's Extended Services for OS/2 with Database Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110784D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Grafe, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention consists of the creation of a separate database application enabler to allow database applications to access IBM's Extended Services Database Server, as well as host databases (DB2*, SQL/DS*, and AS/400*) via IBM's Distributed Database Connection Services/2* (DDCS/2).

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Low Cost Database Application Enabler for IBM's Extended Services
for OS/2 with Database Server

      This invention consists of the creation of a separate database
application enabler to allow database applications to access IBM's
Extended Services Database Server, as well as host databases (DB2*,
SQL/DS*, and AS/400*) via IBM's Distributed Database Connection
Services/2* (DDCS/2).

      With earlier IBM products, a customer had to buy a complete
OS/2 Extended Edition* package for each OS/2* workstation on which a
database application was to be run.  This is the same package that
would be purchased for the database server, which significantly
drives up the software cost of workstations needed to run database
applications against a remote database.

      When installing on the workstation, the OS/2 Communication
Manager, which consumed large amounts of the hard file as well as
large amounts of RAM at execution time, had to be installed in order
to provide connectivity to the OS/2 database server.  Large parts of
the OS/2 Database Manager also had to be installed at the client
workstation to enable applications to access remote databases.  This
included not only the run-time enabler code, but also the application
development code such as precompilers, database administration tools,
etc., again taking up large amounts of system resources.  This
unnecessary use of system resources requires the purchase of
excessive hardware, again running up the cost of workstations.

      What this invention provides is a low cost, low resource
utilization run-time only ap...