Asynchronous Stored Procedure Calls
Is it possible to call a stored prodcedure from another stored procedure asynchronously?
Edit: Specifically I'm working with a DB2 database.
Executive summary: Yes, if your database has a message queue service.
You can push a message onto a queue and the queue processor will consume it asynchronously.
- Oracle: queues
- Sql Server: service broker
- DB2: event broker
For "pure" stored procedure languages (PL/Sql or T-Sql) the answer is no, since it works against the fundamental transaction model most databases have.
However, if your database has a queuing mechanism, you can use that to get the same result.