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Thursday, April 27 • 10:30am - 11:30am
200: Data-Centric Thinking: Moving Business Logic into the Database

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When talking about application modernization database most think about converting from DDS to DDL and redesigning the database … and yes, this might be the final goal.

But there is much more! We have to move from an application-centric thinking to a data centric thinking. In short, instead of coding everything in whatever programming language, we should move as much business logic as possible into the database. It may even include foreign data that is provided and accessed by Web-Services.

But …what does that mean? At first, using encapsulated (complex) SQL Statements wrapped in SQL Views or User Defined Table Functions, externalizing Data Access, adding constraints and triggers, Row And Column Access Control (RCAC) …

With all these techniques we cannot only reduce our source code to a minimum but also secure our data!

Learning Objectives:
Discover how to move business logic into the database, what methods are available and learn how the applications can be slowly transformed from application centric to data centric.

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Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect, Independent Consultant
Birgitta Hauser worked on the IBM i and its predecessors since 1992. She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. She worked and works as traditional RPG Programmer but also as Database and Software Engineer, focusing on IBM i application... Read More →

Thursday April 27, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Governors Square 15
  • Session Level Advanced
  • Audience IT Managers, project leaders, programmers and database administrators who are currently working with an old “grown over time” databases and applications want to modernize their application with regard to the data (and database). Programmers who just want to reduce their source code.