In this chapter we talked about very powerful DB2 and SQL features, such as UDFs and triggers. These features can reduce the amount of application development time and maintenance. We can use these features to encapsulate our code into one place for use by many applications.
DB2 has implemented some object-relational functions, such LOB support, UDTs, and UDFs. These features also allow us great flexibility and power in our applications. LOBs, of course, give us the ability to store large amounts and different types of data, such as multimedia, giving us the ability to develop very sophisticated applications.