DB2 v8 ENHANCEMENTS
WHAT's NEW IN DB2 V8
Enhanced SQL - More functions, better diagnostics, tighter DB2 UDB family compatibility, pushing DB2's SQL beyond its current boundaries.
Schema evolution - Alter your table and go - no need to drop and redefine. Less system downtime, and more data availability.
64-bit virtual storage - Simplifying main storage, increasing system availability and scalability.
Longer names for tables & columns, Longer SQL statements - Enhancing DB2 family application portability and increasing database functionality.
Enhanced Java™ and Unicode Support - Improving application support, and reengineering for international business.
Enhanced Utilities - Full utility support for the extensive changes in DB2 for z/OS, plus greater DB2 family compatibility.
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