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DB2 Developer's Guide

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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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Marketshare for DB2 has been growing steadily over the past 5 years and with the announcement of DB2 Universal Database V8 (T-Rex), the product has never had more momentum. DB2 owns about 30 percent of the database market--the same as Oracle. Not only is the product used in many Fortune 500 companies, but it is becoming very popular in small to medium sized businesses as well. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive reference and research tool for DB2 for the mainframe. Official material is awkwardly written, spans over a dozen manuals in PDF format, and lacks real-world guidance. Author, Craig Mullins, consistently hears from readers of past editions that they rely on this book as their primary reference for DB2. Craig Mullins is constantly being asked when it will support a new release. "This is an excellent book . . . It is chock full of DB2 technical information, design and tuning approaches and database administration guidelines . . .Mullins seems to have dumped his entire DB2 life experience into DB2 Developer's Guide."- Jonathon Sayles in Relational Database Journal.

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.

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