DB2: Universal Database Certification Guide / Edition 2

DB2: Universal Database Certification Guide / Edition 2

by Calene Janacek, Dwayne Snow

ISBN-10: 0130796611

ISBN-13: 9780130796615

Pub. Date: 12/09/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

The only official handbook for IBM's DB2 Certification program

Completely updated for DB2 Universal Database

Covers both database administration and application development

IBM's Professional Certification program provides a mark of excellence recognized around the world. Prepare for DB2 Certification with the manual created by IBM's own team of

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The only official handbook for IBM's DB2 Certification program

Completely updated for DB2 Universal Database

Covers both database administration and application development

IBM's Professional Certification program provides a mark of excellence recognized around the world. Prepare for DB2 Certification with the manual created by IBM's own team of experts.

This self-paced guide familiarizes you in-depth with administering databases and developing applications for DB2 Universal Database. Incorporating all the latest enhancements present in Version 5, this handbook shows you how to use all of DB2's powerful tools, including the new Control Center.

  • Learn from IBM's own team of expert trainers
  • Master all aspects of DB2, from the basic architecture to application programming
  • Discover how DB2 performs in a variety of environments, from small LANs to the entire Internet
  • Fine-tune your SQL programming skills
  • Get real hands-on experience with the interactive exercises included on the CD-ROM

While this second edition of DB2 Universal Database Certification Guide is intended primarily for users who are preparing for certification, it is also an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of DB2's wide-ranging capabilities.

The accompanying CD-ROM offers hands-on exercises for every chapter in the book. A trial copy of DB2 is included, along with product README files and libraries. The software runs under Windows™ 95, Windows NT® and OS/2®.

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Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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IBM DB2 Series
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Table of Contents

1. Product Overview.

DB2 Universal Database - The Scalable Database. DB2 Products. DB2 Universal Database (UDB). DB2 UDB Personal Edition. DB2 Workgroup Edition. DB2 Enterprise Edition. DB2 Universal Database Enterprise-Extended Edition. DB2 Connect. DB2 Connect Personal Edition. DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition. DB2 Developer's Edition. Licensing Scenarios. DB2 Client/Server Environment. Supported Communication Protocols. DB2 Resource Usage. Features and Functions. DB2 Universal Database Administrator's Tools. The Control Center. The SmartGuides. The Command Line Processor (CLP). Summary. Questions. Answers.

2. Getting Started and Connected.

Product Installation. Intel Installation. UNIX Installation. DB2 Client Installation. The DB2 Environment. DB2 Profile Registry. Environment Variables. Using the Command Line Processor. DAS and DB2 Instances. DB2 Administration Server (DAS) Instance. DB2 Instances. Creating the Sample Database. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

3. Controlling Data Access.

Security. Overview of Security. Authentication. Authorization Levels. Security Considerations. DB2 Privileges (Data Control Language). Database Object Privileges. Establishing a DB2 Client/Server Connection. Configuring a DB2 UDB Server. DB2 Directories. DB2 Discovery. Generating a Server Access Profile. Configuring DB2 Clients. Using the Client Configuration Assistant. Configuring a Connection to a DB2 Database. Instance Administration. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

4. Using SQL.

Understanding Database Objects. Data Types. DB2-Supplied Data Types. Large Objects (LOBs). String Data Types. Numeric Data Types. Datetime Data Types. User-Defined Data Types. Code Page Considerations. Selecting the Correct Data Type. DB2 Certification Database Design and Implementation. Tables. Using SQL Data Definition Language (DDL). Creating a DB2 Database. Views. Indexes. Data Manipulation Language (DML). Data Retrieval (SELECT). Selecting Columns from Multiple Tables. DB2 Functions. Data Modification (INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE). Removing Data. View Classification. Business Rules. User-Defined Defaults. Check Constraints. Triggers. Advanced SQL. Recursive SQL. Outer Join. OLAP Features. Advanced Case Expressions. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

5. Database Concurrency.

Concurrency. Concurrency Considerations. Lost Update Problem. Uncommitted Read. Non-Repeatable Read. Phantom Read Problem. Isolation Level. Uncommitted Read. Cursor Stability. Read Stability. Repeatable Read. Choosing an Isolation Level. Locking. Lock Attributes. Lock Conversion. Lock Escalation. Lock Wait Behavior. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

6. Data Placement.

Containers. Table Spaces. Extents. System Managed Storage (SMS) Table Spaces. Database Managed Storage (DMS) Table Spaces. Planning a Table Space Environment. Creating Table Spaces. Performance Considerations. Buffer Pool. Extent Size. NUM_IOSERVERS. I/O Prefetch. Page Cleaners. System Catalogs in DB2. Managing Table Spaces. States of Table Spaces. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

7. Data Management.

Populating Tables. The LOAD Utility. Using The LOAD Utility. Syntax of the LOAD Command. The IMPORT/EXPORT Utility. The EXPORT Utility. The IMPORT Utility. Data Maintenance. Analyzing Data's Physical Organization: REORGCHK. Table Reorganization: REORG. RUNSTATS. The REBIND Utility. Data Maintenance Process. Modelling a Production Environment. User Maintenance. Fenced and Not Fenced Procedures and Functions. Database Recovery. Use of Log Files. Types of Logging. Backup and Restore. Restore Database SmartGuide. Summary of Backup/Restore Consideration. The QUIESCE Command. The Recovery History File. Administration Tools for Data Maintenance. The Script Center. The Journal. Data Replication. Summary. Answers. Exercises.

8. Database Monitoring and Tuning.

Monitoring Methods. Obtaining Database Access Information. Explain Facilities. Query Compilation. Gathering Explain Data. Examining EXPLAIN Data. Database Monitoring. Event Monitoring. Visual Performance Monitors. Performance Monitor. DB2 Governor. Performance Issues. Configuring Database Resources. DB2 Sorting Methods. DB2 Server Resources. Query Parallelism. Performance Tuning Scenario. Diagnostics and Problem Determination. Error Messages and SQL Codes. Tracing Problems in DB2 Universal Database. Database Analysis and Repair Tool. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

9. DB2 Application Programming.

DB2 Application Development Environment. Client/Server Platform. Choosing a DB2 Programming Method. Static Embedded SQL. Dynamic Embedded SQL. Call Level Interface (CLI). DB2 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Accessing Data from an Application. Using Schemas. Using an Alias. Creating Packages. Binding Applications. Binding Utilities. Parts of a DB2 Embedded Static SQL Application. Host Variables. Indicator Variables. Using Cursors. Handling Application Termination. Interrupt Handling. Large Objects. Direct LOB Reference. Reference by LOB Locator. LOB File Reference Variables. Unique Keys and Referential Integrity. Online Analytical Processing. STAR Schemas. OLAP Indexes. Dynamic Bitmap Index ANDing. STAR Joins. OLAP SQL. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

10. DB2 Advanced Application Programming.

Writing Dynamic Programs. First Look at Dynamic SQL. Dynamic SQL Phases. Types of Dynamic SQL Statements. Dynamic SQL - Callable SQL Interfaces. ODBC vs. CLI. Embedded Dynamic vs. Call Level Interface. Setting Up a CLI Development Environment. Stored Procedures. User Defined Functions. Support For Java Programming. Compound SQL. Summary. Questions. Answers. Exercises.

Appendix A - Test Objectives.

DB2 UDB V5 Fundamentals (503).

Appendix B - Test Objectives.

DB2 UDB V5 Database Administration (504).

Appendix C - Test Objectives.

DB2 UDB V5 Application Development (505).

Appendix D - DB2 Tools and Utilities.

Appendix E - DB2 Example Source Code.


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