- 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
1.9 IBM DB2 Information Integrator
The IBM DB2 Information Integrator (II) provides federated support by masking databases from IBM or different vendors as if they were part of the same database. The II uses wrappers to communicate with and retrieve data from these other data sources; II encapsulates any conversions required from the source database and presents them to the target database as tables.
The Replication Edition of IBM DB2 Information Integrator supports the propagation of data between DB2 UDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and others.