- A Brief History of DB2
- DB2 software and the IBM E-Business On-Demand Model
- DB2 UDB Editions
- DB2 UDB Clients
- "Try and Buy" Versions
- Host Connectivity
- Federated Support
- Replication Support
- IBM DB2 Information Integrator
- Special Package Offerings for Developers
- DB2 Syntax Diagram Conventions
- Case Study
- Review Questions
1.7 Federated Support
Federation allows you to query and manipulate data stored on other servers and in other RDBMSs. When you issue an SQL statement in a federated environment, you may actually be accessing information from multiple databases and potentially multiple RDBMSs (see Figure 1.10).
Federated support is included in DB2 when the other databases being accessed are part of the IBM DB2 family, that is, another DB2 database or an Informix database. For accessing databases from other vendors, refer to the IBM DB2 Information Integrator product described in section 1.9.