Chidananda, There's also at least one Type 4 (i.e., 100% Java) driver available that will allow you to use JDBC to interact with a DB2 database on a mainframe. It's available from HiT Software (www.hit.com), but I don't know how expensive it is. ------------------ Brett Spell Author, Professional Java Programming
We use Websphere, We can bring up about 1000 rows in hmtl table format of a select from a million row DB2 table on an IBM mainframe in about 2 seconds, using a jdbc servlet. It takes me about a minute just to get TO db2 on the mainframe.