Author: Judy Nall
Publisher: DB2 DBA Certification
This book provides an in-depth review of the skills required to pass IBM’s DB2 11 for z/OS System Administration exam 317 certification exam. This book addresses the changes in this new release of the DB2 11 for z/OS System Administration certification test, specifically for the latest version of DB2 for z/OS, version 11. Each section of the exam addresses a detailed set of skills that a DB2 system administrator on DB2 11 for z/OS should have. This book takes those sections, chapter by chapter, and provides the information a DB2 for z/OS system administrator will need to know to pass the certification exam. Practice questions and answers follow each chapter. A new practice final exam has been added to the book. The reader will come away being fully prepared to pass exam 317 and acquire certification, an important milestone showing significant academic and/or professional achievement.
Certification Study Guide
Author: Susan Lawson,Daniel Luksetich
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
The key to mastering IBM's DB2 for z/OS Written primarily for database administrators who work on z/OS and who are taking the IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration certification exam (Exam 612), this resource also appeals to those who simply want to master the skills needed to be an effective database administrator of z/OS mainframes. The guide covers all the topics on the exam, including database design and implementation, operation and recovering, security and auditing, performance, and installation and migration. Complete with sample questions and detailed answers as well as a full-length practice exam this study guide serves as an essential tool. Programmers will learn how to create, maintain, and administer DB2 10 databases on the z/OS platform and how to implement XML with a DB2 10 database, making them successful database administrators after they pass certification.
Certification Study Guide
Author: Susan Lawson
Publisher: MC Press
Written primarily for database administrators who work on z/OS and who are taking the IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration certification exam (Exam 312), this resource also appeals to those who simply want to master the skills needed to be an effective database administrator of z/OS mainframes. This study guide is designed to provide those seeking certification with an intense overview of DB2 11 for z/OS and all topics covered on the exam. Sample questions are provided at the end of each chapter, along with answers and explanations.
Certification Study Guide
Author: Sanders E Roger
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
Beginning with an explanation of the certification process and working through fundamental exam objectives, this guide gives test-takers all they need to know to pass IBM's DB2 10.1 Fundamentals certification exam (Exam 610). All the subjects covered on the exam are included: planning, security, data concurrency, working with databases and database objects, working with data using SQL and XQuery, working with DB2 tables, views, and indexes—and more. The book concludes with an extensive set of 150 practice questions that mirror the questions found on the exam and detailed answers that explain why the chosen answer is correct and why the others are wrong. Written by a DB2 authority who has helped IBM develop 21 DB2 certification exams, this is the ultimate resource for those who plan to earn their IBM Certified Database Associate certification.
The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures
Author: Craig S. Mullins
Category: Business & Economics
Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.
Author: Robert Wingate
This book will help you pass IBM Exam C2090-320 and become an IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 11 Fundamentals for z/OS. The 189 questions and answers in the book (three full practice exams) offer you a significant advantage by helping you to gauge your readiness for the exam, to better understand the objectives being tested, and to get a broad exposure to the DB2 11 knowledge you'll be tested on.
Understanding DB2 in a Big Data World
Author: Raul F. Chong,Clara Liu
Publisher: IBM Press
The Easy, Visual Introduction to IBM DB2 Version 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Foreword by Judy Huber, Vice President, Distributed Data Servers and Data Warehousing; Director, IBM Canada Laboratory This book covers everything you need to get productive with the latest version of IBM DB2 and apply it to today’s business challenges. It discusses key features introduced in DB2 Versions 10.5, 10.1, and 9.7, including improvements in manageability, integration, security, Big Data support, BLU Acceleration, and cloud computing. DB2 Essentials illuminates key concepts with examples drawn from the authors’ extensive experience with DB2 in enterprise environments. Raul F. Chong and Clara Liu explain how DB2 has evolved, what’s new, and how to choose the right products, editions, and tools. Next, they walk through installation, configuration, security, data access, remote connectivity, and day-to-day administration. Each chapter starts with an illustrative overview to introduce its key concepts using a big picture approach. Clearly explained figures are used extensively, and techniques are presented with intuitive screenshots, diagrams, charts, and tables. Case studies illustrate how “theory” is applied in real-life environments, and hundreds of review questions help you prepare for IBM’s newest DB2 certification exams. Coverage includes • Understanding the role of DB2 in Big Data • Preparing for and executing a smooth installation or upgrade • Understanding the DB2 environment, instances, and databases • Configuring client and server connectivity • Working with database objects • Getting started with BLU Acceleration • Implementing security: authentication and authorization • Understanding concurrency and locking • Maintaining, backing up, and recovering data • Using basic SQL in DB2 environments • Diagnosing and solving DB2 problems This book is for anyone who plans to work with DB2, including DBAs, system administrators, developers, and consultants. It will be a great resource whether you’re upgrading from an older version of DB2, migrating from a competitive database, or learning your first database platform.
Author: Mike Ebbers,John Kettner,Wayne O'Brien,Bill Ogden,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. It is the first in a planned series of book designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to have successfully completed an introductory course in computer system concepts, such as computer organization and architecture, operating systems, data management, or data communications. They should also have successfully completed courses in one or more programming languages, and be PC literate. This book can also be used as a prerequisite for courses in advanced topics or for internships and special studies. It is not intended to be a complete text covering all aspects of mainframe operation or a reference book that discusses every feature and option of the mainframe facilities. Others who will benefit from this book include experienced data processing professionals who have worked with non-mainframe platforms, or who are familiar with some aspects of the mainframe but want to become knowledgeable with other facilities and benefits of the mainframe environment.
Author: Paolo Bruni,Felipe Bortoletto,Adrian Burke,Cathy Drummond,Yasuhiro Ohmori,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses in detail the facilities of DB2® for z/OS®, which allow complete monitoring of a DB2 environment. It focuses on the use of the DB2 instrumentation facility component (IFC) to provide monitoring of DB2 data and events and includes suggestions for related tuning. We discuss the collection of statistics for the verification of performance of the various components of the DB2 system and accounting for tracking the behavior of the applications. We have intentionally omitted considerations for query optimization; they are worth a separate document. Use this book to activate the right traces to help you monitor the performance of your DB2 system and to tune the various aspects of subsystem and application performance.
Author: Paolo Bruni,Rafael Garcia,Sabine Kaschta,Josef Klitsch,Ravi Kumar,Andrei Lurie,Michael Parbs,Rajesh Ramachandran,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
IBM® DB2® Version 10.1 for z/OS® (DB2 10 for z/OS or just DB2 10 throughout this book) is the fourteenth release of DB2 for MVSTM. It brings improved performance and synergy with the System z® hardware and more opportunities to drive business value in the following areas: Cost savings and compliance through optimized innovations DB2 10 delivers value in this area by achieving up to 10% CPU savings for traditional workloads and up to 20% CPU savings for nontraditional workloads, depending on the environments. Synergy with other IBM System z platform components reduces CPU use by taking advantage of the latest processor improvements and z/OS enhancements. Streamline security and regulatory compliance through the separation of roles between security and data administrators, column level security access, and added auditing capabilities. Business insight innovations Productivity improvements are provided by new functions available for pureXML®, data warehousing, and traditional online TP applications Enhanced support for key business partners that allow you to get more from your data in critical business disciplines like ERP Bitemporal support for applications that need to correlate the validity of data with time. Business resiliency innovations Database on demand capabilities to ensure that information design can be changed dynamically, often without database outages DB2 operations and utility improvements enhancing performance, usability, and availability by exploiting disk storage technology. The DB2 10 environment is available either for brand new installations of DB2, or for migrations from DB2 9 for z/OS or from DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8 subsystems. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the enhancements made available with DB2 10 for z/OS. The contents help you understand the new functions and performance enhancements, start planning for exploiting the key new capabilities, and justify the investment in installing or migrating or skip migrating to DB2 10.
Author: Paolo Bruni,Felipe Bortoletto,Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram,Glenn McGeoch,Roger Miller,Cristian Molaro,Yasuhiro Ohmori,Michael Parbs,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
DB2® 10 for z/OS can reduce the total DB2 CPU demand from 5-20%, compared to DB2 9, when you take advantage of all the enhancements. Many CPU reductions are built in directly to DB2, requiring no application changes. Some enhancements are implemented through normal DB2 activities through rebinding, restructuring database definitions, improving applications, and utility processing. The CPU demand reduction features have the potential to provide significant total cost of ownership savings based on the application mix and transaction types. Improvements in optimization reduce costs by processing SQL automatically with more efficient data access paths. Improvements through a range-list index scan access method, list prefetch for IN-list, more parallelism for select and index insert processing, better work file usage, better record identifier (RID) pool overflow management, improved sequential detection, faster log I/O, access path certainty evaluation for static SQL, and improved distributed data facility (DDF) transaction flow all provide more efficiency without changes to applications. These enhancements can reduce total CPU enterprise costs because of improved efficiency in the DB2 10 for z/OS. DB2 10 includes numerous performance enhancements for Large Objects (LOBs) that save disk space for small LOBs and that provide dramatically better performance for LOB retrieval, inserts, load, and import/export using DB2 utilities. DB210 can also more effectively REORG partitions that contain LOBs. This IBM Redbooks® publication® provides an overview of the performance impact of DB2 10 for z/OS discussing the overall performance and possible impacts when moving from version to version. We include performance measurements that were made in the laboratory and provide some estimates. Keep in mind that your results are likely to vary, as the conditions and work will differ. In this book, we assume that you are somewhat familiar with DB2 10 for z/OS. See DB2 10 for z/OS Technical Overview, SG24-7892-00, for an introduction to the new functions.
Author: Craig Mullins
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Marketshare for DB2 has been growing steadily over the past five years and with the announcement of DB2 Universal Database V8 (T-Rex), the product has never had more momentum. "This is an excellent book . . . Mullins seems to have dumped his entire DB2 life experience into "DB2 Developer's Guide.""--Jonathon Sayles, "Relational Database Journal."
Author: Sam Alapati
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
Sam Alapati’s Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is a comprehensive handbook for Oracle database administrators (DBAs) using the 11g release of the Oracle Database. All key aspects of database administration are covered, including backup and recovery, day–to–day administration and monitoring, performance tuning, and more. This is the one book to have on your desk as a continual reference. Refer to it frequently. It’ll help you get the job done. Comprehensive handbook for Oracle Database administrators. Covers all major aspects of database administration. Tests and explains in detail key DBA commands. Offers primers on Linux/Unix, data modeling, SQL, and PL/SQL. What you’ll learn Prepare an environment for Oracle. Configure the system. Install the software. Create a database. Monitor your database environment day–to–day with confidence that you will detect and resolve problems before they become emergencies. Get the most out of Oracle Database 11g by taking full advantage of its management features and cutting–edge technologies. Back up your database and be able to recover it if needed. Secure your database, in terms of both regulatory compliance and user management. Troubleshoot and resolve connectivity, network, and performance problems. Who this book is for Expert Oracle Database 11g Administration is written for Oracle database administrators who want a comprehensive reference to refer to during their day–to–day work. It’s clearly written in a way that is accessible to both intermediate and beginning administrators. Readers can easily and quickly find the content they need.
From Novice to Professional
Author: Grant Allen
IBM’s DB2 Express Edition is one of the most capable of the free database platforms available in today’s marketplace. In Beginning DB2, author Grant Allen gets you started using DB2 Express Edition for web sites, desktop applications, and more. The author covers the basics of DB2 for developers and database administrators, shows you how to manage data in both XML and relational form, and includes numerous code examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work. In this book, you’ll find: A friendly introduction to DB2 Express Edition, an industrial–strength, relational database from IBM Dozens of examples so that you are never in doubt as to how things work Coverage of important language interfaces, such as from PHP, Ruby, C#, Python, and more The book is aimed at developers who want a robust database to back their applications.
Exams 1Z0-061 and 1Z0-062
Author: Biju Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An all-in-one study guide prepares you for the updated Oracle Certified Associate certification It's been nearly six years since Oracle updated its cornerstone database software, making the demand for a comprehensive study guide for the OCA 12c certification a top priority. This resource answers that demand. Packed with invaluable insight, chapter review questions, bonus practice exams, hundreds of electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of terms, this study guide prepares you for the challenging Oracle certification exams. Provides you with a solid understanding of restricting and sorting data Walks you through using conversion functions and conditional expressions Addresses displaying data from multiple tables, manipulating data, database maintenance, and database backups and recovery Explores the Oracle database architecture and discusses preparing the database environment, creating an Oracle database, and managing the Oracle instance Focuses on administering and implementing user security This must-have study guide thoroughly prepares you to take the dramatically updated Oracle 12c OCA exams.
Author: Paolo Bruni,Zhen Hua Dong,Josef Klitsch,Maggie Lin,Rajesh Ramachandran,Bart Steegmans,Andreas Thiele,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
IBM DB2® for z/OS® is a high-performance database management system (DBMS) with a strong reputation in traditional high-volume transaction workloads that are based on relational technology. IBM WebSphere® Application Server is web application server software that runs on most platforms with a web server and is used to deploy, integrate, execute, and manage Java Platform, Enterprise Edition applications. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe the application architecture evolution focusing on the value of having DB2 for z/OS as the data server and IBM z/OS® as the platform for traditional and for modern applications. This book provides background technical information about DB2 and WebSphere features and demonstrates their applicability presenting a scenario about configuring WebSphere Version 8.5 on z/OS and type 2 and type 4 connectivity (including the XA transaction support) for accessing a DB2 for z/OS database server taking into account high-availability requirements. We also provide considerations about developing applications, monitoring performance, and documenting issues. DB2 database administrators, WebSphere specialists, and Java application developers will appreciate the holistic approach of this document.
Author: George Facer
Publisher: Hodder Education
With My Revision Notes you can: - Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher and examiner George Facer - Apply biological terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words - Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner - Test understanding with questions throughout the book - Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes available on the Hodder Education website
Author: Paolo Bruni,Patric Becker,Willie Favero,Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram,Andrew Keenan,Steffen Knoll,Nin Lei,Cristian Molaro,P S Prem,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator Version 2.1 for IBM z/OS® (also called DB2 Analytics Accelerator or Query Accelerator in this book and in DB2 for z/OS documentation) is a marriage of the IBM System z® Quality of Service and Netezza® technology to accelerate complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment. Superior performance and scalability with rapid appliance deployment provide an ideal solution for complex analysis. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides technical decision-makers with a broad understanding of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator architecture and its exploitation by documenting the steps for the installation of this solution in an existing DB2 10 for z/OS environment. In this book we define a business analytics scenario, evaluate the potential benefits of the DB2 Analytics Accelerator appliance, describe the installation and integration steps with the DB2 environment, evaluate performance, and show the advantages to existing business intelligence processes.
Author: Yvonne Chan,Nick Ivanov,Olaf Mueller,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM DB2® SQL compatibility features. The latest version of DB2 includes extensive native support for the PL/SQL procedural language, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQLPlus, and more. These features can help with developing applications that run on both DB2 and Oracle and can help simplify the process of moving from Oracle to DB2. In addition, IBM now provides tools to simplify the enablement process, such as the highly scalable IBM Data Movement Tool for moving schema and data into DB2, and an Editor and Profiler for PL/SQL provided by the IBM Data Studio tool suite. This Oracle to DB2 migration guide describes new technology, preferred practices for moving to DB2, and common scenarios that can help you as you move from Oracle to DB2. This book is intended for IT architects and developers who are converting from Oracle to DB2. DB2 compatibility with Oracle is provided through native support. The new capabilities in DB2 that provide compatibility are implemented at the lowest and most intimate levels of the database kernel, as though they were originally engineered for DB2. means that the DB2 implementation is done without the aid of an emulation layer. This intimacy leads to the scalable implementation that DB2 offers, providing identical performance between DB2 compatibility features and DB2 other language elements. For example, DB2 runs SQL PL at the same performance as PL/SQL implementations of the same function.
Author: Frank Föse,Sigrid Hagemann,Liane Will
Publisher: SAP PRESS
• Understand the Basis system's inner workings to quickly address critical situations• Get step-by-step instructions and practical tips on administration• Explore new information on SAP Solution Manager 7.1, enhancement packages, and the new monitoring infrastructure• 4th edition, updated and expandedIn the fourth edition of this flagship reference, you'll find updated, expanded, and revised information of the most important administration topics for SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. From getting started with the system, to client administration and authorization concepts, to system monitoring, you'll find all administration tools and practical instructions to optimally configure your system. This book is an essential companion for your daily work.All Concepts ExplainedLearn everything you need to know about the functioning of SAP Basis. After reading this book, SAP specifics such as work processes, authorizations, and monitoring will no longer baffle you.Tools in Practical UseGet to know the function and handling of all administration tools, which includes SAP NetWeaver Administrator, DBA Cockpit, transport tools, and many more.Concrete InstructionsReproduce the most essential administrator tasks, based on detailed descriptions and comprehensive screenshots.Tips from SAP Support ExpertsGear up for critical situations, and benefit from the day-to-day experience that the authors gained in many years of working in SAP support.New in this EditionExpand your knowledge with this new edition. It now includes sections on SAP Solution Manager 7.1, Monitoring and Alert Infrastructure, System Landscape Directory, and CTS+.Highlights• SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP architecture• Dialog and background processing• Accounting and lock management• Setting up a system landscape• Client administration• SAP clients, users, and authorizations administration• Software logistics and instance maintenance• System monitoring• SAP Solution Manager