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Empower Your Business Reports with Windward and DB2

Windward offers the best solutions to create reports using DB2. Now retrieving data and generating reports is a cinch!

DB2 and Windward

SQL and DB2 are made up of tables. However, when it comes to reporting and statements, you do not want to look at boring tables and charts. Even though you are dealing with a lot of data, you still want it to be presented in a beautiful way. In fact, studies have shown that there is a higher level of comprehension if you incorporate eye-catching designs to boring data sets.

Windward is the answer!

Our tool provides a lot of features that will enable the user to design and layout any kind of reports without leaving the MS Office environment. This means that even when a user is not that technically skilled with database management, they can still create a report because of their familiarity with the Microsoft Office platforms. No programming experience required!

Windward works as an add-in to Microsoft Office and has a wide range of preset template designs as well as a solid wizard. No matter how complex your queries are, you can create an intuitive report in just a few clicks.

Some more benefits of the Windward reporting tool include:

  • Unlimited template designer that is fully integrated into Microsoft Office
  • Non-technical users can easily create reports while developers and DBAs can create reports and statements up to 10x faster
  • Compatible with any type of SQL databases via JDBC or ADO.NET & ODBC. This includes Access, DB2, Oracle, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and many more
  • Ability to consolidate different datasources in a single file template
  • A compact line of code added to the MS Office application, ensuring your application still runs quickly.

About Windward

Windward offers fast and easy-to-use reporting solutions to organizations of all sizes. We help business and individuals create forms, proposals, reports, statements, and presentations full of useful data from a wide range of sources.The general concept followed by our software programs is using “tag” elements so replacing them with the pertinent data becomes seamless.

Moreover, our “drop-in” code enables developers to provide added reporting and document generation features in no time. At the end of the day, you can always trust Windward with all your document generation and reporting needs.

A Brief Note on DB2

In 1983, IBM, one of the front runners in the industry of technology, has introduced an RDBMS or a Relational DataBase Management System called DB2. It originally ran on the company’s MVS or Multiple Virtual Storage main frame platforms.

It got its name from the fact that it makes a shift from the traditional hierarchical database models to the new and modern relational models. DB2 worked exclusively on IBM platforms but because of its features, it became available in other different platforms and operating systems like Windows, UNIX, and Linux.

DB2 and SQL

A relational database like DB2 provides a declarative model of all the data and can make it all accessible through queries. Because of this, IBM invented Structured Query Language (SQL). It is a simple language that is pretty similar to the English language and it has now become the standard.

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