The Question is:
I have a VAX box and an Alpha box. From the Alpha box, can I call a program in
the VAX box.
Specially, I need to call a Oracle library routine (reside on Alpha) from the
VAX. I will be using Cobol. Thanks
The Answer is :
Yes, you can communicate between hosts. There are many ways to do this,
including ODBC, DECnet task-to-task, IP task-to-task, Remote SQL, web
server cgi scripts and http, RPC, RTR. Additionally, MessageQ, Iona and
other middleware environments are possible. Other approaches are available.
If the systems are clustered together, you can create processes on other
nodes, and you can submit jobs to batch queues -- and you can share all
files and all file data across all cluster nodes.
Please check with the folks at Oracle for any of their suggestions
specific to remote (network) access to Oracle databases.