- Hardcover: 1056 pages
- Publisher: IBM Press; 2 edition (January 8, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131580183
- ISBN-13: 978-0131580183
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,711,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
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.
- Understanding the DB2 product family, DB2 commands, and the DB2 environment
- Configuring client and server connectivity: walkthroughs of four typical scenarios
- Managing DB2 storage: partitions, tablespaces, buffer pools, and more
- Leveraging the power of SQL: queries, inserts, deletes, and updates
- Implementing security: encryption, authentication, and authorization
- Administering and maintaining data, from LOAD and EXPORT to backup/recovery
- Providing high availability with online split mirroring and suspended I/O
- DB2 architecture: process and memory models
- Managing database performance and troubleshooting
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
Makes us familiar with DB2 terminology gradually in simple terms with example usages without overloading us. Adding a foot note / in-line note mentioning counter parts of each tool/feature/concept in other popular RDBMS such as Oracle /MSSQL would have made this perfect for DBAs learning DB2 for the firsttime.
Nonetheless, this is a good book to start learning DB2.
I am reading this on Kindle, some diagrams are available in color for this book on IBM website. Wish Kindle version has those color diagrams instead of black & white.
It covers DB2 CC tools which is deprecated. You can found official community eBooks on 10 and IBM Data Studio online. It provided by IBM and community.
If you own iPad with Retina screen be prepared all pictures will look like crap. You can download hi-res from official site.
This book hits dead on!! Incredibly easy to read with examples and visuals that make understanding difficult concepts easy, but its encompasses every important concept in DB2 with plenty of detail. I love this book and recommend it to anyone looking for the DB2 book to buy. Of course there are times you will need to access DB2 Info Center when you need very specific detail, but this book will provide you on the right track and explain how you got there perfectly. Hats off to the authors of this one.
Can be used to prepare for DB2 certification because it covers all the concepts (at least for the first two levels, but possibly for the advanced level too). It also has self-evaluation questions at the end of each chapter.
This is a must-have for a new and intermediate DB2 professional.