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The Easy, Visual Guide to IBM DB2 V8.2
IBM DB2 Universal Database™ V8.2 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® is a flexible, scalable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use enterprise database. Now, one book makes DB2 even easier. Understanding DB2 teaches DB2 V8.2 visually, step by step, with dozens of examples and case studies drawn from the authors' unsurpassed experience as DB2 consultants at IBM.
Understanding DB2 doesn't just present the big picture. It thoroughly introduces every DB2 concept, procedure, and tool you'll need to get results as an administrator, user, or developer. You'll find authoritative coverage of installation, configuration, objects, database instances, storage, connectivity, security, performance, backup and recovery, SQL fundamentals, and much more. Virtually every new concept is explained with screenshots, diagrams, or tables, all designed to help you learn faster and remember more.
For those preparing for certification, this book also contains over a hundred sample questions crafted by the authors to reflect the content and format of the IBM DB2 UDB Database Administration Certification exams, with answers and detailed explanations.
Raul F. Chong, DB2 on Campus Program Manager at the IBM Toronto Laboratory, is a DB2 Certified Solutions Expert in administration and application development with ten years of experience in DB2. He has helped customers resolve DB2 migration, performance, and design issues; developed new DB2 solutions; taught DB2 workshops; contributed to DB2 exam tutorials; and was the lead author of the first edition of Understanding DB2.
Xiaomei Wang, a technical consultant at the IBM Toronto Laboratory, has nine years of DB2 experience. She has handled critical DB2 customer and business partner situations worldwide.
Michael Dang, DB2 Technical Sales Specialist, specializes in solution design, database sizing, product licensing, and Balanced Warehouse configurations. He formerly served as a DB2 Support Analyst and spent seven years as a DB2 DBA.
Dwaine R. Snow, DB2 Senior Product Manager, has worked with DB2 for seventeen years. He is the coauthor of Advanced DBA Certification Guide and Reference for DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, DB2 UDB for Windows, and the first edition of Understanding DB2.
This is a good reference book for a DBA (or a wanna-be DBA). The only problem I have is the title, there is really nothing "VISUAL" about it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert
Can't wait to begin learning about db2 databases. This is the right book and the author to do it with.Published on July 20, 2013 by Rev-0
I use db2 in my everyday work, this book provided real world examples, which can be easily applied. It is written well and can be easily understood. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by Steven T.
Good one for DB2 beginners.
Makes us familiar with DB2 terminology gradually in simple terms with example usages without overloading us. Read more
Easy to read, easy to follow and easy to understand. A very well written book for DBA's who are just trying to learn DB2 database.Published on November 25, 2012 by Lawrence Dsouza
The book is written not only technically right but it is good success-stories and life-examples which I enjoy to read. Gives good base knowledge and big picture is good. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Boris Yurkevich
Probably the best general book available for the DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows product. By "general" I mean a book that covers the whole breadth of the product in one... Read morePublished on December 31, 2009 by P. Nelson
I bought this book solely on the strength of the positive reviews here (stupid, I know). Unfortunately, my opinion doesn't most everyone else's. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Bill