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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.

answer written or last revised on ( 29-OCT-2001 )

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