Some technical background for those interested
PMF's internal engine, which in itself is independent of the GUI, has a
couple of advantages:
- PMF for DB2 is using its own internal engine, which relies entirely
on the native DB2 APIs.
- For DB2 and ODBC, PMF is using SqlCLI
- PMF for SQL Server uses SqlCLI, also embedded in the engine.
- PMF by default works with DB2 v9 and above. It's still possible
to build PMF to support DB2 v2 to v8, but it's a bit complicated. Should
you have a need for this, drop me a mail and I'll see what I can do.
You can download PMF's source code for Linux and Windows.
- platform independent The engine works on at least these
platforms: Linux, Windows and OS2.
- compiler independent The engine compiles with IBM Visual
Age on OS2 and Windows, with MS Visual C++ (Windows) and g++ (Linux),
also with minGW both on Windows and Linux: It's pure ANSI C/C++.
- pretty fast, at least on DB2. Using the native DB2-APIs is just
about the fastest way to go.