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DB2 Universal Database in the Solaris Environment (DB2 Enrichment) Paperback – 22 Dec 1999

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  • Paperback: 443 pages
  • Publisher: IBM Press; 1 edition (22 Dec 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130869864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130869869
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,575,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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  • The only Solaris-specific guide for IBM's DB2 UDB V6.1 database
  • DB2 performance monitoring in Solaris environment
  • DB2/Solaris clustering and failover, step-by-step

About the CD:

The CD-ROM accompanying this book contains 60-day trial code for DB2

Universal Database for Solaris, Version 6.1.

The ultimate DB2 UDB administrator's and developer's reference for Solaris environments! Never-before-published insider's techniques for database deployment, management, optimization, and more!

In this book, a team of IBM insiders demonstrates exactly how to make the most of IBM's DB2 Universal Database Version 6.1 in Solaris enterprise environments. DB2 Universal Database in the Solaris Operating Environment delivers expert tips and techniques for DB2 UDB/Solaris installation, server and client configuration, management, optimization, monitoring, and more-all straight from IBM's top DB2 experts!

Discover how to work with DB2 UDB's management utilities in a Solaris environment; enhance client/server communications under Solaris; and much more. Coverage includes:

  • Configuring Solaris and DB2 UDB clustering and failover support
  • Running DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition under Solaris: unique issues and opportunities
  • Creating DMS table spaces, step-by-step
  • Enabling and customizing TCP/IP support for DB2 UDB on Solaris
  • Running DB2 UDB's snapshot and event performance monitoring utilities under Solaris

DB2 Universal Database in the Solaris Operating Environment also offers detailed troubleshooting guidance focused on the most widely encountered problems and errors in DB2/Solaris environments. Whether you're a DBA or developer, if you're running DB2 UDB under Solaris, you'll find this book absolutely indispensable.

This book is one of a series of books sponsored by the IBM Toronto Lab to help customers become certified and proficient with the growing family of DB2 Universal Database products.

About the Author

The Team That Wrote This Book

This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center.

Tetsuya Shirai is a Project Leader at the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Austin Center. He worked in Tokyo, Japan before joining the Austin ITSO. He has been with IBM for seven years, working for the last four years with DB2 UDB products. He has worked in the area of DB2 services, teaching classes to both customers and employees of IBM. He has also provided consulting services to DB2 customers worldwide.

Dr. Rodolphe Michel is currently providing technical support, education, and consulting services to DB2 customers across EMEA on all the DB2 UDB platforms. He has been with IBM since 1989. He has been a member of the DB2 development team at the IBM Database Technology Institute (DBTI) in San Jose, CA (USA), has been a speaker at numerous international technical conferences (VLDB, IDUG, and so on), and has taught DB2 UDB related courses and certification programs worldwide. Rodolphe Michel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Paris 6 University.

Mark Wilding currently works as an Advisory Software Developer at the IBM Toronto Lab where he has been an integral part of the DB2 UDB UNIX Porting Team since joining IBM in 1996. He is currently the technical lead for the Solaris port of DB2 with an in-depth knowledge of many other UNIX based operating systems. Mark has also worked extensively with Clustering and High Availability, thus, bringing specific expertise in DB2 and the other Sun Cluster environment. Mark is also a recognized networking expert.

Tom Bauch has been a Systems Engineer with IBM since 1979. During his career, he has supported SQL/DS, DL/I, DB2/2, DB2 Common Server, and DB2 Universal Database. He spent several years with IBM Education and Training, teaching DB2 Administration, Net.Data, DB2 EEE Administration, and the DB2 Extenders classes. Currently, he is a Consulting Systems Engineer on IBMs DB2 Ranger Team, which is exclusively dedicated to supporting IBM Data Management Solutions on Sun Solaris.

Scott Logan is a Senior Development Analyst at the IBM Toronto Lab and is the technical lead of the DB2 UDB UNIX Porting Team. A member of the DB2 UDB team since its inception in 1991, Scott was a member of the original team that began porting DB2 Version 1 to Solaris and HP-UX in 1993. Scott has been involved in producing numerous published performance benchmarks with DB2 for Solaris and has worked extensively with customers helping them plan, implement, tune, and refine their DB2 for Solaris installations. A recognized expert on Solaris and portability issues within IBM, Scott currently leads the group of IBM developers porting DB2 to more than six UNIX variants including Solaris, HP-UX and Linux. Scott is a member of the DB2 UDB Software Design Group.

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Format: Paperback
In a veritable desert of good quality technical DB2 Solaris specific publications this book stands out.
The authors have managed to create a technicaly advanced publication in an easy to read style. Whilst aimed mainly at the Database Administrator role it also contains some information which could be useful for Unix Systems Adminitrators supporting DB2 servers. This book is not recommended for developers or casual users whishing to learn about DB2
The information is well delivered and easy to follow via logical progression through the chapters. Good diagramatical information further aids reading and gives clarity for complex topics.
Particularly useful topics include HA Failover deffinitions. These are poorly laid out in IBM standard documentation.
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A good tutorial 18 Nov 2000
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I have found this book to be an excellent reference. The coverage of the install process is especially useful - it is clearer than the installation manual! I also like the chapter on high availability, which has a good explanation of Sun Cluster technology and how the DB2 HA agent works. The book has step-by-step instructions for most basic DBA functions, and has never been far from my hand since I found it.
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