This refers to the ability to query and update information regardless of the hardware platform on which the data resides. A single query from a PC might retrieve information from
- an IBM 3090,
- a local database on the PC, and
- an HP-9000
in a single transaction. Of course, a Net8 implementation does not care what type of processor is included in the network.
Oracle Network Services also does not care what type of hardware is being used in your network.
Hardware independence refers to the ability to execute a select statement and update data regardless of the underlying platform on which the data resides. For example, a single query initiated on a Mac might retrieve information from an
- IMS on a mainframe,
- a Lotus database on a PC, and
- an Oracle database on a midrange host.