Features and benefits
With 60% of business data residing on the mainframe, mainframe data access is important to the success of many of today's business-critical IT initiatives including:
IBM® InfoSphere™ Classic Federation Server for z/OS® provides direct, real-time SQL access to mainframe databases and files without mainframe programming. It maps logical relational table structures to existing physical mainframe databases and files. UNIX, Windows®, and Linux tools and applications issue standard SQL commands to these logical tables.
InfoSphere Classic Federation Server for z/OS dynamically generates native data access commands that are optimized for each database and file type. Results are automatically translated and reformatted into relational rows and columns providing seamless integration of all mainframe data assets without proprietary programming.
The business benefits of InfoSphere Classic Federation Server for z/OS include:
InfoSphere Classic Federation Server for z/OS can also extend IBM® InfoSphere Federation Server's access to nonrelational mainframe data sources. InfoSphere Classic Federation Server for z/OS lets applications access diverse and distributed data -- including multi-vendor mainframe and distributed, structured and unstructured, public and private -- as if it were a single database.