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Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS

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IBM Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS provides a set of spatial data types that you can use to model real-world entities.


Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS

For example, you might model the physical locations of customers, the physical boundaries of parks, and the paths of cable lines. You can manipulate spatial data by using spatial functions, which you can invoke from within an SQL statement. you can also create indexes on spatial data, which DB2 can use to optimize spatial query performance.

Examples of spatial information include:

Spatial information, by itself or in combination with traditional relational data, can help you with such activities as defining the areas in which you provide services, and determining locations of possible markets.

IBM Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS is part of DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS, program numbers: 5697-Q02 and 5697-Q05, no-charge bundles of components designed to enhance your use of the DB2 for z/OS data server.

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Document information

More support for: DB2 for z/OS

Software version: 10.0, 11.0, 12.0

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7017061

Modified date: 15 December 2016