A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database / Edition 2

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Overview

DB2 Universal Database (UDB) supports many different types of applications, on many different kinds of data, in many different software and hardware environments.

This book provides a complete guide to DB2 UDB Version 5 in all its aspects, including the interfaces that support end users, application developers, and database administrators. It is complementary to the IBM product documentation, providing a clear and informal explanation of how the features of DB2 were intended to be used. It is an extensive revision of the author's earlier book, Using the New DB2: IBM's Object-Relational Database System.

• Offers complete and self-contained information, and does not assume prior knowledge of DB2, SQL, or relational database concepts
• Covers elementary principles of database management as well as the advanced features of UDB, including recursive queries, constraints, triggers, user-defined datatypes, stored procedures, parallel databases, and graphical tools for database administration
• Includes dozens of practical tips that will save readers many hours of work in developing database applications
• Provides hundreds of tested examples written in SQL, C, C++, and Java, all of which are available on the MKP web site

"...details all the changes being implemented in the new DB2 that can now be used either on serial or parallel platforms ...describes the more user-friendly graphic interfaces of the new product."

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Meet the Author

Don Chamberlin is a member of the DB2 development team at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and an adjunct professor of computer engineering at Santa Clara University. Dr. Chamberlin is co-inventor of the original SQL database language. He is an ACM Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Basics
3. Interactive SQL
4. Static SQL
5. Query Power
6. Datatypes and Functions
7. Active Data
8. Dynamic SQL
9. Stored Procedures
10. Database Administration
Appendix A: Special Registers
Appendix B: Functions
Appendix C: Typecodes
Appendix D: System Catalog Tables
Appendix E: Syntax for Host Variable Declarations in C and C++
Appendix F: IBM Publications

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Best DB2 Book by Far

    This is by far the best DB2 book I've ever read and one of the best technical books also. When it covers a topic it explains why things are done and items related to the topic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2000

    Must Have for All DB2 DBAs

    This book is an absolute 'must-read'. Of course, everyone already knows that.

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