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DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep, 6th Edition


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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Edition: 6th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-185514-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-185514-4

DB2® 9 builds on the world's number one enterprise database to simplify the delivery of information as a service, accelerate development, and dramatically improve operational efficiency, security, and resiliency.

Now, this new edition offers complete, start-to-finish coverage of DB2 9 administration and development for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® platforms, as well as authoritative preparation for the latest IBM DB2 certification exam.

Written for both DBAs and developers, this definitive reference and self-study guide covers all aspects of deploying and managing DB2 9, including DB2 database design and development; day-to-day administration and backup; deployment of networked, Internet-centered, and SOA-based applications; migration; and much more. You'll also find an unparalleled collection of expert tips for optimizing performance, availability, and value.

Coverage includes:

  • Important security and resiliency enhancements, including advanced access control; fine-grained, label-based security; and the new security administrator role
  • Breakthrough pureXML features that make it easier to succeed with service-oriented architecture
  • Operational improvements that enhance DBA efficiency--including self-tuning memory allocation, automated storage management, and storage optimization
  • Table-partitioning features that improve scalability and manageability
  • Powerful improvements for more agile and rapid development, including the new Eclipse-based Developer Workbench and simple SQL or XQuery access to all data

Whatever your role in working with DB2 or preparing for certification, DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Sixth Edition is the one book you can't afford to be without.

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  • Covers powerful DB2 9 enhancements ranging from automated management to improved compression
  • Covers the full spectrum of DBA responsibilities, including server management, data placement, XML concepts, activity analysis, high availability, and security
  • Presents expert tips and best practices from the DB2 customer support organization

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Table of Contents

Foreword        xxi
Preface        xxiii

Part ONE: Introduction to DB2        1

Chapter 1: Product Overview        3

Information as a Service        4
The DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Data Server        9
DB2 Connectivity        28
DB2 Administration        45
Summary        60

Chapter 2: Getting Started        63

Product Installation        64
The DB2 Environment        98
Summary        115

Chapter 3: Getting Connected        117

DB2 Client Overview        118
Roadmap to Distributed Communications        124
Summary        164

Chapter 4: Controlling Data Access        167

Overview of Security        168
Auditing        216
Summary        221

Part TWO: Using SQL        223

Chapter 5: Database Objects        225

Understanding Database Objects        227
Managing Database Objects        235
Tables        263
Database Design and Implementation        316
Summary        325

Chapter 6: Manipulating Database Objects        327

Data Retrieval        328
Data Modification        365
View Classification        383
Summary        395

Chapter 7: Advanced SQL        397

Triggers        398
Recursive SQL        405
Outer Join        409
OLAP Features        414
Advanced CASE Expressions        432
Structured Types and Typed Tables        434
Summary Tables        456
Sequences        469
Advanced Functions        472
Summary        487

Chapter 8: pureXML Storage Engine        489

pureXML Feature Pack        490
The Difference: pureXML        495
Creating an XML-enabled Database        500
Creating Tables with pureXML        502
Inserting Data into pureXML Columns        504
Selecting Data from pureXML Columns        513
Updating and Deleting pureXML Columns        520
Indexing pureXML Columns        521
XML Schema Repository (XSR)        533
Summary        537

Chapter 9: Development SQL        539

User-Defined Functions        540
Structured Data Types        549
Schemas and Aliases        555
COMMIT and ROLLBACK        558
SQL Procedural Language        559
Stored Procedures        578
Summary        597

Chapter 10: Concurrency        599

Concurrency        600
Isolation Levels        607
Summary        621

Part THREE: DB2 Administration        623

Chapter 11: Data Storage Management        625

Processor, Memory, and Disk Resources        626
DB2 Storage Model        628
Table Space Design        640
Implementation Examples        652
Automatic Storage        664
Table Space Maintenance        666
Table (Range) Partitioning        674
Summary        699

Chapter 12: Maintaining Data        701

Moving Data        702
Data Movement Utilities        705
Data Maintenance        766
Data Maintenance Process        786
Summary        791

Chapter 13: Database Recovery        793

Database Recovery Concepts        794
Types of Recovery        795
Recovery Strategies        796
Use of Log Files        797
Version Recovery Using Backup and Restore        805
Roll-Forward Recovery        827
Managing Log Files        837
Other Recovery Considerations        838
High Availability        845
High-Availability Disaster Recovery        850
Summary        869

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Tuning        871

Elements of Performance        872
DB2 Architecture Overview        876
DB2 Sorting Methods        887
Monitoring the DB2 System        887
Database Monitoring        890
SQL Monitoring        921
Diagnostics and Problem Determination        947
Self-Tuning Memory Manager        960
Summary        973

Part FOUR: Developing Applications        975

Chapter 15: Application Development Overview        977

DB2 Application Development Environment        978
DB2 Programming Interfaces        982
Summary        995

Chapter 16: Development Considerations        997

Embedded SQL Overview        998
Support for CLI and        ODBC Programming        1009
Support for Java Programming        1018
DB2 Developer Workbench        1021
Summary        1022

Part FIVE: Appendices        1023

Appendix A: DB2 9 Certification Test Objectives        1025

DB2 Certification Levels        1026
DB2 9 Fundamentals (730)        1027
DB2 for LUW Database Administration (731)        1029
DB2 for LUW Advanced DBA (734)        1032
IBM Certified DBA for DB2 9 for LUW, Upgrade (736)        1034

Appendix B: DB2DEMO Installation        1037

Installation Requirements        1038
Using the DB2DEMO Program        1045
Advanced Programming Information        1066
Support        1095

Index        1097


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