July 20, 2004 Alex Woodie
The power of SQL is a double-edged sword on the iSeries. Its ease of use and speed make SQL a lifesaver when DB2/400 data must be fixed quickly. But, in the wrong hands, SQL can be used to copy, change, or delete whole swaths of a database, which can be done in relative obscurity. Tango/04 Computing Group recently launched new SQL Monitor software designed to shine some light on SQL’s dark side.
Consider the potential uses of SQL on the iSeries, as related by Raul Cristian Aguirre, chief executive of Tango/04. “A well-known fraud scheme involved people from IT in