Joined: 26 Apr 2004 Posts: 4650 Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
From the CA website:
Advantage CA-Datacom/DB Database
High Performance, Easy-To-Use Relational DBMS
Advantage CA-Datacom/DB Database (Advantage CA-Datacom/DB) is a production-oriented DBMS that provides high performance multi-user capabilities for databases on OS/390, z/OS and VSE/ESA. COBOL, PL/I, Assembler and C procedural language interfaces for both batch and online access are provided. The Advantage CA-Datacom Database SQL Option provides SQL support for all information controlled by Advantage CA-Datacom/DB, even if the data was not originally designed for SQL access. Programmers can intermingle SQL and navigational commands within programs to provide the most appropriate database access.
Also provided are Advantage CA-Ideal (fourth-generation application development system), Advantage CA-Dataquery (3270 end-user query language), Advantage CA-Datacom Database Server Option (formerly CA-Datacom Server, providing ODBC and JDBC access from Windows) and Advantage EDBC technology (ODBC, JDBC and OpenSQL access from Windows/NT, UNIX and OS/390 Linux). Advantage CA-Datacom/DB and its related products provide control over an organization?s data and allow change, flexibility and scalability to meet present and future eBusiness needs.
Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix
There is NO requirement to install CA-IDEAL to use the CA-DATACOM products. CA-IDEAL is a 4GL programming language that was designed to operate with CA-DATACOM (it will also run against DB2), but is NOT the only to code applications for Datacom databases.
There are many sites that are COBOL/Assembler only.