XML Tools for DB2 pureXML

December 5, 2010

There is a new article on developerWorks that you may find interesting. It describes the XML capabilities in various database and software development tools, the different job roles that are impacted by having XML in the database, and the specific tasks involved. The article can help you choose the right tool for specific tasks and job roles.

After a very brief introduction to DB2 pureXML, the first part of the article lists a set of database tools, each with a screenshot, and lists their key features. These tools include:

  • DB2 Control Center
  • Data Studio and Optim Development Studio (ODS)
  • Infosphere Data Architect (IDA), formerly known as Rational Data Architect (RDA)
  • Rational Application Developer (RAD)
  • Rational Software Architect
  • InfoSphere Warehouse Design Studio

The second part of the article discusses different job roles (DBA, application developer, architect, etc.) and how they relate to XML-specific tasks in a project life-cycle. Subsequently, the article describes these tasks in more detail and maps them to available features in the above-mentioned tools. Towards the end of the article you find summary tables that show which tools contain which XML features, and which tools support which XML tasks. These tables alone are worth the article!

Although the article focuses mainly on IBM tools, it also points to non-IBM tools such as Altova XMLSPY, <oXygen/>,  Stylus Studio, and others.

Oh, before I forget, here is the link to the article:

Happy reading!


2 Responses to “XML Tools for DB2 pureXML”

  1. Sam Brace Says:

    Matthias – what a great post! The staff at SSWUG.org liked it so much that they have featured it on the site.

    Keep on posting excellent information on XML!

  2. […] Matthias Nicola finds a gem about XML capabilities of DB2, and touches upon DB2 pureXML. […]

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