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A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems) [Paperback]

Don Chamberlin
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27 Aug 1998 1558604820 978-1558604827 2

DB2 Universal Database (UDB) supports many different types of applications, on many different kinds of data, in many different software and hardware environments.

This book provides a complete guide to DB2 UDB Version 5 in all its aspects, including the interfaces that support end users, application developers, and database administrators. It is complementary to the IBM product documentation, providing a clear and informal explanation of how the features of DB2 were intended to be used. It is an extensive revision of the author's earlier book, Using the New DB2: IBM's Object-Relational Database System.

* Offers complete and self-contained information, and does not assume prior knowledge of DB2, SQL, or relational database concepts
* Covers elementary principles of database management as well as the advanced features of UDB, including recursive queries, constraints, triggers, user-defined datatypes, stored procedures, parallel databases, and graphical tools for database administration
* Includes dozens of practical tips that will save readers many hours of work in developing database applications
* Provides hundreds of tested examples written in SQL, C, C++, and Java, all of which are available on the MKP web site

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  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 2 edition (27 Aug 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558604820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558604827
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 17.6 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,382,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here's what you need to know about DB2 UDB!
This book supplies detailed information about DB2 Universal Database Version 5 for application developers, database administrators, and end users. It covers basic SQL as well as advanced features such as recursive queries, user-defined functions, and stored procedures. It is organized around a complete set of programming examples which is available on the web page of Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. The author is a co-inventor of SQL, an ACM Fellow, and a member of the DB2 development team.

About the Author

Don Chamberlin is a member of the DB2 development team at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and an adjunct professor of computer engineering at Santa Clara University. Dr. Chamberlin is co-inventor of the original SQL database language. He is an ACM Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best all round book on DB2 UDB! 3 Sep 1998
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Just like his first book Don has managed to squeeze a lot of quality information into his new book. Very much new and improved(if that is possible from his first book on DB2), this book gives everyone a helping hand in understanding and working with DB2. No matter who you are, a DBA, a programmer, support ... this book is the best one to have on your desk as a reference guide.
It can be read from cover to cover or just those chapters you need. The "tips" are just great and the humour is wonderful. Coupled with the pictures I found this book to be a great read.
If you want more information on this book or any other DB2 book(I have most of them) then please feel free to e-mail me.
Leslie Pendlebury-Bowe
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, very imformative 30 May 2014
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Brilliant book. Still relevant. If only I'd read this year's ago. Really helped migrating a database from IBM I to sqlserver
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The idea of a universal database (UDB) was invented as a reaction to object-oriented databases of the early 1990s from Object Store, Gemstone, and Versant. Capabilities were added to the prevailing dominant design of relational database management systems (RDBMs), including user defined functions and data types, enhanced stored procedures and triggers (active database components), and SQL extensions. It is a winning idea and one that has gained "top of mind position" in the market, relating the n-relational competition to niche players. One of the ironies of technology is that you can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their back. In many instances IBM has been first, and has the arrows to prove it. In the instance of UDB this was not the case - the term having been popularized elsewhere - but they have had the opportunity to leap-frog the competition. Don Chamberlin's comprehensive guide to the product - DB2 UDB - is suitable for entry level database developers as well as advanced technicians. It is a pleasure to find such a formidable subject treated in such a readable, professional, and entertaining way without assuming that the audience is in any way intellectually challenged (as, for example, occasionally happens in the dummy series). The opening chapter contains a fascinating brief history of structured query language (SQL) in which the author and his colleague Ray Boyce are deservedly credited with the invention of what has proved to be a powerful and compelling non-procedureal English-like interface to relational databases. Query Power (Chapter Five) starts looking at interesting SQL extensions, include new built in functions of the kind useful in data warehousing (and decision support) applications), rollup, cube and grouping sets. Read more ›
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