Web services and DB2

Web services are sets of business functions that applications or other Web services can invoke over the Internet. A Web service performs a useful service on behalf of a requester. That service can span many businesses and industries.

Example: Assume that an airline reservation system is a Web service. By offering this service, the airline makes it easier for its customers to integrate the service into their travel-planning applications. And a supplier can use the service to make its inventory and pricing information accessible to its buyers.

Web services let you access data from a variety of databases and Internet locations. DB2 can act as a Web services requester, enabling DB2 applications to invoke Web Services through ...

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