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IBM's DB2 Universal Database Version 7.1 for UNIX, Windows, and OS/2 delivers unprecedented power, scalability, e-business support, and much more! Now, there's a complete, authoritative guide to deploying, managing, and developing applications with DB2 UDB V7.1 — and preparing for IBM's updated DB2 UDB V7.1 certification exam!
This is IBM's definitive guide and reference for the newest, most powerful version of DB2 Universal Database ever: Version 7.1. DB2 Universal Database v7.1 for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and OS/2 Database Administration Certification Guide, Fourth Edition delivers end-to-end coverage for every DB2 UDB developer and administrator, on every platform: Windows, UNIX, or OS/2 — including the most complete IBM DB2 UDB certification review you canfind.
IBM DB2 experts present a detailed overview of the DB2 UDB family of products, key DB2 concepts, and terminology, plus in-depth coverage of installation, configuration, networking, security, data integrity, optimization, and more. Coverage includes:
Whether you're deploying DB2 UDB V7.1, managing DB2 UDB V7.1, preparing for DB2 UDB V7.1 certification, or all three, The DB2 Universal Database v7.1 for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and OS/2 Database Administration Certification Guide, Fourth Edition will be your single most valuable resource.
The CD contains a trial version of DB2 UDB v7.1 for Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 95/98. The CD also includes the demo program DB2DEMO, which enables you to demonstrate and use various SQL features of DB2.
The DB2 database is an important part of IBM's e-business software portfolio. The e-business Application Framework provides an open blueprint on how to build e-business applications. Popular IBM e-business tools include Visual Age for Java for developing Java programs or components and Tivioli software for distributed systems management. As for application server software, IBM offers several types of servers depending on the business requirement, from Message Queuing (MQ) software to Java-based transaction processing with Websphere Application Server.
The DB2 Family executes on pervasive devices, Intel, UNIX, AS/400, and main-frame platforms. Supported operating environments include: OS/2, Windows 95/ 98/2000/NT, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, NUMA-Q, OS/400, VSE/VM, and OS/390. The DB2 code base is optimized for each platform to ensure maximum performance. The SQL API is common to all platforms, which allows applications written on one platform to access data on any platform. Internally, the OS/400, VM/VSE, and OS/390 differ from DB2 on the UNIX and Intel platforms, but it is the common SQL API that enables applications to work together. The DB2 code base on Intel and UNIX platforms are identical.
DB2 V7.1 for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and OS/2, provides seamless database con-nectivity using the most popular network communications protocols, including NetBIOS, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Named Pipes, and APPC.
In leveraging information in an e-business environment, IBM's Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) provides a secure foundation for a single pont of access to diverse information, business processes, and expertise. Today's high demand for complete and correlated information requires portal access not only to structured transactional and warehouse data, but also to a broader range of content, including XML, HTML, host computer-generated output, images, and audio/video. The IBM Enterprise Information Portal offers access to business data from sources such as spreadsheets, document libraries, company literature, databases, data warehouses, and unstructured information fromWeb pages. The information can also be searched using parametric or contextual search technologies, with results aggregated across multiple sources and relevant information presented in a context tailored to the user's needs.
The new DB2 Everyplace executes on a number of pervasive operating environments, including: Palm OS, Windows CE, and EPOC.
Applications for DB2 Enterprise Edition can scale upward and execute on massively parallel clusters or can scale downward with applications executing on single-user database systems.
DB2 Enterprise Edition is available on the Windows, OS/2, Linux, and UNIX platforms....
The book is divided into four parts:
This book can be used as a self-study guide to help you prepare for the DB2 Universal Database V7.1 certification exams or as a guide to DB2 Universal Database V7.1.
The test objectives are provided in Appendix A. These should be used as a guide to ensure that you are fully prepared to take the DB2 UDB V7.1 exams.
Experience with DB2 Universal Database Version 7.1 is the best way to prepare for any of these DB2 UDB V7.1 certification exams. Use this Certification Guide in conjunction with your day-to-day use of DB2 UDB V7.1 to assist you in preparing for exams 512 and 513. A companion book, DB2 Universal Database Version 7.1 Application Development Certification Guide, will help you prepare for exam 514.The DB2 Family Fundamentals (512) exam covers these skills:
For more details on the test objectives of this exam, see "DB2 for OS/2, Windows, and UNIX Database Administration (513)" on page 746.
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