Overview of DB2
This chapter provides an overview of the DB2 DBMS. The chapter proceeds under the following captions:
DB2 is another leading RDBMS suite in the software engineering industry (Oracle being its main arch rival). Developed by IBM Corporation, the DB2 RDBMS was first introduced for MVS/370 and MVS/XA in 1983 and for MVS/ESA in 1988. In 1996 The DB2 Universal Database, the industry’s first fully scalable, Web-accessible database management system was announced by IBM. It is called “universal” because of its ...