This chapter discussed powerful DB2 and SQL features, such as UDFs and triggers. These features can reduce the amount of application development time and maintenance. You can use these features to encapsulate your code into one place for use by many applications.
DB2 has implemented some object-relational functions, such as LOB support, distinct types, and UDFs. These features also provide great application flexibility and power. LOBs, of course, enable you to store large amounts and different types of data, such as multimedia, giving you the ability to develop sophisticated applications.