ISBN-10:
0672326132
ISBN-13:
9780672326134
Pub. Date:
05/11/2004
Publisher:
Sams
DB2 Developer's Guide / Edition 5

DB2 Developer's Guide / Edition 5

by Craig Mullins

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ISBN-13: 9780672326134
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 1487
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.04(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Craig S. Mullins is Director of DB2 Technology Planning for BMC Software, Inc. He has extensive experience in all facets of database systems development, including systems analysis and design, database and system administration, data analysis, and developing and teaching DB2 and Sybase classes. Craig is a regular lecturer at industry conferences and also frequently writes for computer industry publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. SQL TOOLS, TIPS, AND TRICKS.

1. The Magic Words.

2. Data Manipulation Guidelines.

3. Using DB2 Functions.

4. Using DB2 User-Defined Functions and Data Types.

5. Data Definition Guidelines.

6. DB2 Indexes.

7. Database Change Management and Schema Evolution.

8. Using DB2 Triggers for Integrity.

9. Large Objects and Object/Relational Databases.

10. DB2 Security and Authorization.

II. DB2 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT.

11. Using DB2 in an Application Program.

12. Dynamic SQL Programming.

13. Program Preparation.

14. Alternative DB2 Application Development Methods.

15. Using DB2 Stored Procedures.

16. The Procedural DBA.

17. DB2 and the Internet.

III. DB2 IN-DEPTH.

18. The Doors to DB2.

19. Data Sharing.

20. DB2 Behind the Scenes.

21. The Optimizer.

22. The Table-Based Infrastructure of DB2.

23. Locking DB2 Data.

IV. DB2 PERFORMANCE MONITORING.

24. Traditional DB2 Performance Monitoring.

25. Using EXPLAIN.

26. DB2 Object Monitoring Using the DB2 Catalog and RTS.

V. DB2 PERFORMANCE TUNING.

27. Tuning DB2's Environment.

28. Tuning DB2's Components.

29. DB2 Resource Governing.

VI. DB2 PERFORMANCE UTILITIES AND COMMANDS.

30. An Introduction to DB2 Utilities.

31. Data Consistency Utilities.

32. Backup and Recovery Utilities.

33. Data Organization Utilities.

34. Catalog Manipulation Utilities.

35. Stand-alone Utilities and Sample Programs.

36. DB2 Commands.

37. DB2 Utility and Command Guidelines.

38. DB2 Contingency Planning.

VII. THE IDEAL DB2 ENVIRONMENT.

39. Components of a Total DB2 Solution.

40. Organizational Issues.

VIII. DISTRIBUTED DB2.

41. DRDA.

42. Distributed DB2.

43. DB2 Connect.

44. Distribution Guidelines.

45. Data Warehousing with DB2.

ON THE WEB.

Web 1. Special Consideration for DB2 Version 6.

Web 2. Short Summary of DB2 V4 Through V6 Changes.

Web 3. Type 1 Indexes.

IX. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A. DB2 Sample Tables.

Appendix B. DB2 Tools Vendors.

Appendix C. Valid DB2 Data Types.

Appendix D. DB2 Limits.

Appendix E. DB2 on Other Platforms.

Appendix F. DB2 Version 7 Overview.

Appendix G. DB2 Version 8 Overview.

Appendix H. Reorganizing the DB2 Catalog.

Index.

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[A review of the 5th EDITION 2004.] IBM invented relational databases and its DB2 is one of the company's core technologies. While it trails Oracle in market share, the capabilities as shown here by Mullins are probably at least the equal of Oracle's 10g. This book is designed for a full time DB2 administrator or developer, who needs an extensive reference on it. It's fair to say that you would not want to learn the theory of relational databases from this book. Sadly, there is only one, passing reference to E F Codd, in the context of normalisation of data. Minimal acknowledgment of the founder of relational modelling. Seek a learning of theory elsewhere. Instead, the book focuses on all the options built into DB2. By now, possibly person-centuries of IBM's programmer sweat have gone int this latest version 8. You can take advantage of this accrued expertise. Though the time needed to absorb a chapter may be nontrivial.