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A Better Db2 for z/OS Coding Experience

There's no doubt that Db2 applications are increasing in both size and complexity. This, coupled with the need to bring applications online faster and with fewer development resources, has created significant challenges in the initial coding phase of Db2 application development.

Creating reliable Db2 applications requires the use of efficient SQL. Application programmers and developers often look to DBAs for advice and guidance when building new or revising SQL statements to drive applications. But in today's environment, DBAs aren't always available to provide immediate help. The result can be coding delays or the development of inefficient, poorly performing SQL statements that impact overall application performance, take needless CPU cycles to execute, take longer to run in decreasing batch windows and can often cause application deadlocks. To provide Db2 application reliability, development organizations need a solution that ensures their applications are coded with the most efficient SQL statements.

Use TestBase Db2 Query Build to generate high quality performing SQL statements. As a rule, the more work Db2 accomplishes in a single SQL statement, the better performing the application. Db2 Query Build can help create such complicated SQL statements much faster.

The best time to make sure an application has both quality and performance is when it is first written. Db2 SQL Debug is a tool which can make that happen by explaining SQL, displaying the available access paths along with the path statistics. The same three determinants that Db2 uses to determine the access path.

In today's high-performance and demanding Db2 environment, there's no time for poorly performing, unreliable applications. SoftBase offers the proven tools, proven technology and proven partnership approach that's creating a better Db2 experience for z/OS Db2 application developers.