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Metadata Management with IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Analytics

Redbooks, published 18 Oct 2011

What do you know about your data? And how do you know what you know about your data? Information governance initiatives address corporate concerns about the quality and reliability of information in planning and decision-making processes. Metadata management refers to the tools, processes, and environment that are provided so that organizations can reliably and easily share, locate, and retrieve information from these systems. Enterprise-wide information integration projects integrate data from these systems to one location to generate required reports and analysis. During this type of ... [more]


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Security Functions of IBM DB2 10 for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 2 Sep 2011, last updated 14 Sep 2011

IBM® DB2® 9 and 10 for z/OS® have added functions in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and audit capability that provide solutions for the most compelling requirements. DB2 10 enhances the DB2 9 role-based security with additional administrative and other finer-grained authorities and privileges. This authority granularity helps separate administration and data access that provide only the minimum appropriate authority. The authority profiles provide better separation of duties while limiting or eliminating blanket authority over all aspects of a table and its data. In addition, ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS: Distributed Functions
Information Management

Redbooks, published 30 Jul 2009, last updated 26 May 2011

Distributed Relational Database Architecture™ (DRDA®) is a set of protocols that permits multiple local and remote database systems and application programs, to work together. Any combination of relational database management products that use DRDA can be connected to form a distributed relational database management system. DRDA coordinates communication between systems by defining what can be exchanged and how it must be exchanged. DB2® for z/OS® Distributed Data Facility (DDF) is a built-in component which provides the connectivity to and from other servers or clients over the network. ... [more]


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Managing IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Using the IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10
Information Management

Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2011

Today’s business environment has increased in the complexity and rate of change that a database administrator must control. The ability to respond quickly to a changing environment is constantly challenged by the explosion of data growth combined with a decline in an experienced work staff. The IBM® DB2® Administration Tool for z/OS® Version 10 helps you become productive from Day 1 with DB2 10 for z/OS by using performance savings right away, lowering the CPU costs while reducing the batch window. Users experience higher data availability by easily managing online schema changes, including ... [more]


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IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Information Management

Redbooks, published 13 Feb 2011, last updated 22 Apr 2011

Optim™ Performance Manager Extended Edition, a follow-on to DB2® Performance Expert, is one of the key products of the IBM® Optim Solution. Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition provides a comprehensive, proactive performance management approach. It helps organizations resolve emergent database problems before they impact the business. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the architecture and components of Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition. We provide information for planning the deployment of Optim Performance Manager and detail steps for successful installation, ... [more]


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Using IBM System z As the Foundation for Your Information Management Architecture
z Systems

Redguide, published 24 Aug 2010, last updated 8 Apr 2011

Many companies have built data warehouses (DWs) and have embraced business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions. Even as companies have accumulated huge amounts of data, however, it remains difficult to provide trusted information at the right time and in the right place. The amount of data collected and available throughout the enterprise continues to grow even as the complexity and urgency of receiving meaningful information continues to increase. Producing meaningful and trusted information when it is needed can only be achieved by having a proper information architecture in place ... [more]


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Data Studio and DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures
Information Management

Redpaper, published 15 Mar 2011

Stored procedures can provide major benefits in the areas of application performance, code re-use, security, and integrity. DB2® has offered ever-improving support for developing and operating stored procedures. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is devoted to tools that can be used for accelerating the development and debugging process, in particular to the stored procedure support provided by the latest and fastest evolving IBM product: Data Studio. We discuss topics related to handling stored procedures across different platforms. We concentrate on how to use tools for deployment of stored ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS Stored Procedures: Through the CALL and Beyond
Information Management

Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2008, last updated 17 Feb 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you design, install, manage, and tune stored procedures with DB2® 9 for z/OS® . Stored procedures can provide major benefits in the areas of application performance, code re-use, security, and integrity. DB2 has offered ever-improving support for developing and operating stored procedures. In these days, three years is a generation in the software business; if you have DB2 9 for z/OS, this book replaces the previous DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures: Through the CALL and Beyond, SG24-7083; it reflects the changes that have been made to DB2 stored procedures ... [more]


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Extremely pureXML in DB2 10 for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2011

The DB2® pureXML® feature offers sophisticated capabilities to store, process and manage XML data in its native hierarchical format. By integrating XML data intact into a relational database structure, users can take full advantage of DB2's relational data management features. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we document the steps for the implementation of a simple but meaningful XML application scenario. We have chosen to provide samples in COBOL and Java™ language. The purpose is to provide an easy path to follow to integrate the XML data type for the traditional DB2 for z/OS® user. We ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS and Storage Management
Information Management

Redbooks, published 8 Sep 2010, last updated 17 Sep 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you tailor and configure DFSMS constructs to be used in an IBM DB2® 9 for z/OS® environment. In addition, it provides a broad understanding of new disk architectures and their impact in DB2 data set management for large installations. This book addresses both the DB2 administrator and the storage administrator. The DB2 administrator can find information about how to use DFSMS for managing DB2 data sets; the storage administrator can find information about the characteristics of DB2 data sets and how DB2 uses the disks. This book describes optimal use ... [more]


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InfoSphere Warehouse: A Robust Infrastructure for Business Intelligence
Information Management

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2010, last updated 22 Jun 2010

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe and demonstrate Version 9.7 of IBM InfoSphere™ Warehouse. InfoSphere Warehouse is a comprehensive platform with all the functionality required for developing robust infrastructure for business intelligence solutions. It enables companies to access and analyze operational and historical information, whether structured or unstructured, to gain business insight for improved decision making. InfoSphere Warehouse solutions simplify the processes of developing and maintaining a data warehousing infrastructure and can significantly enhance the time to ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS: Using the Utilities Suite
Information Management

Redbooks, published 19 Feb 2010, last updated 27 Apr 2010

IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, availability, and ease of use of IBM DB2® utilities. This IBM Redbooks® publication is the result of a project dedicated to the current DB2 Version 9 Utilities Suite product. It provides information about introducing the functions that help set up and invoke the utilities in operational scenarios, shows how to optimize concurrent execution of utilities and collect information for triggering utilities execution, and provides considerations about partitioning. It also describes the new functions provided by several utilities for SHARE ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS Technical Overview
Information Management

Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2007, last updated 30 Mar 2010

IBM DATABASE 2 Version 9.1 for z/OS (DB2 9 for z/OS throughout this publication) is the thirteenth release of DB2 for MVS. It brings improved synergy with the zSeries hardware and more opportunities to drive business value in the following areas: -- Business insight innovations - Rich hybrid support for relational and pure XML data. - Enhanced support for key business partners that allow you to get more from your data in critical business disciplines like ERP. - A brand new user interface for the Query Management Facility to view and analyze data from either a workstation client or an ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS: Resource Serialization and Concurrency Control
Information Management

Redbooks, published 22 Dec 2009, last updated 30 Dec 2009

Locking is the generic term used to refer to the database management system function that is required for managing interprocess concurrency and maintaining data integrity. However, locking is just one of the serialization mechanisms available in IBM® DB2® for z/OS®. DB2 uses different mechanisms for serialization to achieve its goal of maximizing concurrency without losing integrity with a minimum cost in CPU, I/O, and storage resources. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we review and explore the different serialization mechanisms used in DB2, such as transaction (DML) locking, claims and ... [more]


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MySQL to DB2 Conversion Guide
Information Management

Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2009

Switching database vendors is often considered an exhausting challenge for database administrators and developers. Complexity, total cost, and the risk of downtime are often the reasons that restrain IT decision makers from starting the migration project. The primary goal of this book is to show that, with the proper planning and guidance, converting from MySQL to IBM® DB2® is not only feasible but straightforward. If you picked up this book, you are most likely considering converting to DB2 and are probably aware of several of the advantages of to converting to DB2 data server. In this IBM ... [more]


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DB2 Virtualization
Information Management

Redbooks, published 16 Sep 2009, last updated 25 Nov 2009

Server virtualization technologies are becoming more popular to help efficiently utilize resources by consolidating servers. IBM® , the first company that developed and made available the virtual technology in 1966, offers advanced, powerful, reliable, and cost-saving virtualization technologies in various hardware and software products including DB2® for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes using IBM DB2 9 with server virtualization. We start with a general overview of virtualization and describe specific server virtualization technologies to highlight how the ... [more]


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DB2 9 for z/OS: Buffer Pool Monitoring and Tuning
Information Management

Redpaper, published 25 Oct 2009

DB2® buffer pools are a key resource for ensuring good performance. This is becoming increasingly important as the difference between processor speed and disk response time for a random access I/O widens in each new generation of processor. A System z® processor can be configured with large amounts of storage which, if used wisely, can help compensate by using storage to avoid synchronous I/O. The purpose of this Redpaper is to: - Describe the functions of the DB2 buffer pools - Introduce a number of metrics for read and write performance of a buffer pool - Make recommendations on how to set ... [more]


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DB2 Optimization Techniques for SAP Database Migration And Unicode Conversion
Information Management

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2009

SAP® migrations are a standard process nowadays. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes optimization strategies and best practices for migrating SAP systems toward IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, as well as for performing Unicode conversions. We discuss DB2-specific recommendations and best practices. This book is intended for experienced SAP migration consultants involved in operating system and database migrations or Unicode conversions, choosing IBM DB2 as a target database platform. It addresses the advanced SAP migration techniques, considerations for database layout and ... [more]


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Securing and Auditing Data on DB2 for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 9 Jun 2009

In this age of complex regulatory oversight and wide ranging threats to corporate data, securing a company's information assets from internal and external threats has become a primary focus and concern for information professionals. IBM® understands these requirements and using features of the System z® hardware platform, DBMS and operating elements for DB2® on z/OS®, and Information Management tools can help to provide a defense in depth which can help to provide information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We start with a description of the data governance requirements, with ... [more]


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Multidimensional Analytics: Delivered with InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services
Information Management

Redbooks, published 27 Apr 2009

In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss and describe a multidimensional data warehousing infrastructure that can enable solutions for complex problems in an efficient and effective manner. The focus of this infrastructure is the InfoSphere Warehouse Cubing Services Feature. With this feature, DB2 becomes the data store for large volumes of data that you can use to perform multidimensional analysis, which enables viewing complex problems from multiple perspectives, which provides more information for management business decision making. This feature supports analytic tool interfaces from ... [more]


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