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Overview

  • A practical guide to DB2 z/OS database administration that is 100 percent focused on running DB2 in z/OS environments
  • The only comprehensive preparation guide for the IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database V8 z/OS certification
  • Covers database planning, design, implementation, operation, recovery, security, performance, installation, migration, and more
  • Sample test questions help you prepare for both IBM DB2 DBA Tests 700 and 702

IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 8 for z/OS offers enterprises unprecedented opportunities to integrate information, deliver it on demand, and manage it simply and cost-effectively. Now, one of the world's leading DB2 consultants presents the definitive guide to administering DB2 UDB V8 databases in z/OS environments. DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide also serves as a key tool for anyone preparing for IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database V8 for z/OS certification.

IBM Gold Consultant Susan Lawson presents hundreds of practical techniques, expert guidelines, and useful tips for every facet of DB2 UDB database administration, including database implementation, operation, recovery, security, auditing, performance, installation, migration, SQL, and more. Coverage includes

  • Understanding the DB2 product family, architecture, attachments, and the DB2 z/OS environment
  • Securing enterprise-class DB2 installations and applications
  • Using SQL to create and manage database objects, and manipulate and retrieve information
  • Mastering key DBA tasks, including loading, reorganizing, quiescing, repairing, and recovering data; recovering and rebuilding indexes; and gathering statistics
  • Implementing data sharing in Parallel Sysplex environments
  • Learning the fundamentals of DB2 application development from the DBA's perspective
  • Leveraging advanced DB2 functions, including stored procedures and other object-relational extensions
  • Optimizing DB2 applications and the DB2 engine for maximum performance

Whether you are administering DB2 UDB V8 in z/OS environments, planning to do so, or preparing for DB2 UDB V8 DBA certification, DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide will be your single most valuable resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131491205
  • Publisher: IBM Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: IBM Press Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 660
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a strong background in system and database administration. She currently works with several clients to help development, implement, and tune some of the world's largest and most complex DB2 databases. She is an IBM Gold Consultant for DB2 and S/390, and an IBM Certified DBA for DB2 UDB Version 7 for z/OS. She is coauthor of DB2 High Performance Design and Tuning (Prentice Hall, 2001) and author of DB2 Universal Database for OS/390 v7.1 Application Certification Guide (Prentice Hall, 2002).

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

I. DB2 FAMILY AND DB2 FOR Z/OS ENVIRONMENT.

1. Product Overview.

DB2 and the On-Demand Business.

DB2 Universal Database.

DB2 Middleware and Connectivity.

DB2 Application Development.

DB2 Administration.

Data Management Tools.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

2. Environment.

z/OS.

Address Spaces.

Security.

Parallel Sysplex Support.

DFSMS.

Interfaces.

Installation and Migration.

System Parameters.

Commands.

Utilities.

Catalog and Directory.

Distributed Data.

Subsystem Pools.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

3. DB2 Access and Security.

Subsystem Access.

Data Set Protection.

Access to DB2 objects.

Multilevel Security.

Auditing.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

II. STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE.

4. Database Objects.

Understanding Data Structures.

Managing Database Objects.

Creating Database Objects.

Database Design and Implementation.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

5. Retrieving and Manipulating Database Objects.

Data Retrieval.

Data Modification.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

6. Advanced SQL Coding.

Subqueries.

Unions.

Joins.

Nested and Common Table Expressions.

CASE Expressions.

Row Expressions.

OLAP and Star Joins.

Predicates and Filtering.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

III. DATABASE ADMINISTRATION.

7. Maintaining Data.

Data Movement.

Data Maintenance.

Gathering Statistics.

Real-Time Statistics.

Statistics Usage.

Resolving Restrictive and Advisory States.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

8. Recovery and Restart.

Database Recovery Concepts.

Logging.

Image Copies.

Data Recoveries.

Disaster Recoveries.

System-Level Backup and Recovery.

DB2 Restart.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

IV. DEVELOPING APPLICATIONS WITH DB2.

9. Data Sharing.

Data Sharing Components.

Maintaining Data Integrity.

Performance and Processing Costs.

Movement to Data Sharing.

Recovery Considerations.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

10. Using SQL in an Application Program.

Delimiting SQL in a Program.

Table and View Definitions.

Host Variables and Structures.

SQL Execution Validation.

Cursors.

Dynamic SQL.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

11. Binding an Application Program.

Precompiling.

Binding.

Plan or Package Ownership.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

12. Application Program Features.

Commit, Rollback, and Savepoint Operations.

Global Transactions.

Global Temporary Tables.

Fetch for Limited Rows.

Multirow Fetch and Multirow Insert.

Identity Columns.

Sequence Objects.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

V. ADVANCED FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE.

13. Stored Procedures.

Benefits of Using Stored Procedures.

Writing Stored Procedures.

Defining Stored Procedures.

Execution Environments.

SQL Procedure Language.

Developing SQL Stored Procedures.

DB2 Development Center.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

14. Accessing Distributed Data.

Distributed Data.

Coding Methods for Distributed Data.

Programming Considerations.

Remote Query Performance.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

15. Object-Relational Functionality.

Triggers.

Object-Relational Extensions.

Large Objects.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

16. Locking and Concurrency.

Locking Data.

Avoiding Locks.

Claims and Drains.

Locking Issues and Problems.

Designing for Concurrency.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

17. SQL Optimization and Performance.

Access Paths and Optimization.

Designing Indexes and SQL for Performance.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

18. DB2 Monitoring and Tuning.

Overview of Performance and Tuning.

Database Monitoring.

Using Traces to Solve Problems in DB2.

Memory Tuning.

Summary.

Additional Resources.

Appendix A. DDL for the DB2CERT Database.

Appendix B. IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 UDB V8 for z/OS.

DB2 UDB V8 Family Fundamentals: 700 Exam.

DB2 UDB V8 for z/OS Database Administration: 702 Exam.

Appendix C. 702 Sample Exam.

Questions.

Answers and Chapter References.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Introduction

The purpose of this book is to be used as a self-study guide for the certification test required to become an IBM Certified Database Administrator (DBA) for DB2 UDB Version 8.1. In order to become certified you must pass two exams:

  • 700--IBM DB2 UDB Version 8 Family Fundamentals
  • 702--IBM DB2 UDB Version 8 for z/OS Database Administration

In order to become an IBM Certified Database Administrator you need to be familiar with the fundamentals of all DB2 platforms. This book covers DB2 UDB for z/OS and the topics on the 702 exam. For details on the other platforms, such as UNIX and Linux, and details needed for the 700 exam, you will need to refer to DB2 Universal Database V8 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Guide by George Baklarz and Bill Wong (Prentice Hall 2003).

If you are planning to become certified, or would like an additional reference for information about DB2 for z/OS Version 8, this book is for you. Those interested in becoming an IBM Certified Professional will want to review the sample questions at the end of this book.

The book is divided into five sections:

  • Section 1--DB2 Family and DB2 for z/OS Environment (Chapters 1-3). This section covers the family of DB2 products, the DB2 z/OS environment, and access controls.
  • Section 2--Structured Query Language (Chapters 4-6). The Structured Query Language (SQL), its various uses, such as database objects creation, manipulation, and retrieval, are discussed, as well as all DB2 database objects.
  • Section 3--Database Administration (Chapters 7-9). Common administration tasks and recoveryissues are discussed in these chapters. Chapter 9 also covers the architecture and implementation of data sharing in a parallel sysplex environment.
  • Section 4--Developing Applications with DB2 (Chapters 10-12). An introduction to application development for DBAs is given in the first chapters and the others deal with some of the additional considerations for application development.
  • Section 5--Advanced Functions and Performance (Chapters 13-18) Here we cover advanced functions, such as stored procedures, and other object relational extensions. Performance and optimization is also covered in detail in the last two chapters.

This book can be used as a self-study guide to help you prepare for the DB2 Universal Database V8 for z/OS DBA certification exam or simply as a guide to DB2 Universal Database V8 for z/OS. For detailed information about the exams, please refer to Appendix D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    Excellent!

    This is an excellent book that gives an overall picture of what to expect for the z/OS 702 Examination. The certification portions have all been covered well. Except for a few typos in a few places, this book is an excellent material and is a handy book for a DBA. I certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to pursue DB2 702 certification. -PK.Ganapathy

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