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DB2 9 for Developers 1st Edition
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Just keep in mind that this book is focues on the LUW(Linux, Unix and Windows) version of DB2, I say this because a friend of mine bought for using with z/OS by mistake.
The chapter on understand the DB2 optimizer is required reading because it provides deep insight into how DB2 will go about getting the data out of your relational database. Understanding this is fundamental for performance in your application.
The chapters on monitoring and peformance tuning are also very insightful and relay the authors years of experience in a very straight forward manner. Using the methods described in this book makes it easy to put procedures in place to track the performance of your database over time, and to spot problems before they start.
This book is a "must have".
Having studied under Phil Gunning and knowing the dept of his expertise this book brought to life real world experiences in a classroom like setting. As a DBA I found the Chapter#8 on "Tuning Buffer Pools" and Chapter #9 "The Optimizer" to be of great help to me personally. This book is a great reference material for any DBA faced with the challenge of daily performance. I was excited to read Mr. Gunning's explanation of the `Utilities" incorporated in DB2 V9. I would recommend this book for any DBA or DBM who needs an in-depth understanding of developing and monitoring DB2 V9.
DeWayne Stansell DBA
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We just recently migrated to 9.5 and I was looking for tips on monitoring and tuning. The information in Chapters 8 & 9, Bufferpool Tuning and Monitoring was very beneficial. Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by CLG
Phil's book focuses on development for performance - whether you decide to use pureXML or not, this is a must-read before you commence writing code! Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Nadir Doctor
This reference book covers the XML capabilities added to DB2 in Version 9. Other updates are identified with minimal explanation or examples.Published on May 27, 2010 by Robert Pyles
This is another great DB2 book. I really like the blend of XML developer, database designer, DBA, and architecture chapters, which helps plug any holes in... Read more
This book is a must have for anyone working with DB2 databases on the linux, unix, or windows platforms. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by Kevin Eberhart