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VSAM vs DB2 - Which is better to use and why

 
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richa.setia

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: VSAM vs DB2 - Which is better to use and why
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Please let me know out of VSAM and DB2, which is better to use and why?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: VSAM vs DB2?
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Hi,

Using either VSAM or DB2 purely based on one's application's needs. Even though the basic representation in DB2 is in VSAM!

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: VSAM vs DB2?
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Hi,

Using either VSAM or DB2 purely based on one's application's needs. Even though the basic representation in DB2 is in VSAM!

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:46 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

It is much easier to write ad hoc SQL against DB2 tables than it is to code programs that access VSAM files.Now-a-days,people converting from vsam to db2.The predominant reason is to ease data access.
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priyesh.agrawal

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: VSAM vs DB2?
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agree with radhakrishnan82,....

Though its purely a decision of programmer depending on needs, DB2 is preferable over VSAM.

Using SPUFI feature you can easily access info'n from DB2.

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ashutosh719

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 10:56 am    Post subject:
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refer to an article on DB2 vs. VSAM byCraig Mullins on this...
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