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Mainframe access to Azure databases

This solution outlines a way for IBM mainframe and midrange applications to access remote Azure databases. The approach requires zero or minimal changes in application code. IBM Db2 clients and servers use the Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA) protocol to communicate. In this solution, Microsoft Service for DRDA connects Db2 clients to SQL Server–based databases...

This example scenario is useful for banks or any other institutions that want to establish a trusted environment for information sharing without resorting to a centralized database. For the purpose of this example, we will describe the scenario in the context of maintaining credit score information between banks, but the architecture can be applied to...