• Subject: Re: forcing native access with websphere and toolbox
  • From: "Alex Garrison" <agarrison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 08:19:47 -0500

A personal comment on jdbc:
We used the jdbc drivers from websphere on the as/400 (both toolbox and native) for about 17 months.  To make a long story short - the performance just isnt there.
I know others have had a great experience with jdbc.  We brought in several such lucky folks as consultants to learn from their experiences.  Some techniques do help - stored procedures, analyzing sql optimizer diagnostics, etc.  Bottom line, though, is that we get much better (like over 50%) performance using record-level i/o.  I know we lose portability by going to record-level access, but a portable slow-running servlet is just no good to us.   We really just got to the point where we had no choice.
I am not saying everyone should dump jdbc for record-level i/o, but I have a feeling there are others out there with the same experience we had.  Anyone else go from jdbc to record-level i/o or are unhappy with jdbc performance in websphere on an as/400?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: forcing native access with websphere and toolbox

If you use JDBC, you can use the toolbox JDBC drivers to connect to the AS/400 from anywhere. If you are running your servlets on the AS/400, you can configure your servlet to use the native DB2 JDBC drivers instead of the toolbox drivers for faster access. (Not sure how it compares to record level access- I imagine record level performs faster). Another advtange of JDBC is that your servlet will likely run on any java platform and connect to any database, depending on the SQL that you use instead.
Interesting about how you must connect as QTMHHTTP to bypass TCP/IP on the 400 -- I did not know that.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, 10 November 1999 21:36
Subject: forcing native access with websphere and toolbox

Tip of the day: IBM Java Toolbox Record Level I/O from Servlets

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