Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, 2nd Edition

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by  Raul F. Chong, Xiaomei Wang, Michael Dang, Dwaine R. Snow.

Published: 29 Dec 2007
ISBN: 978-0-13-158018-3

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IBM DB2 9 and DB2 9.5 provide breakthrough capabilities for providing Information on Demand, implementing Web services and Service Oriented Architecture, and streamlining information management. Understanding DB2: Learning Visually with Examples, Second Edition, is the easiest way to master the latest versions of DB2 and apply their full power to your business challenges.

Written by four IBM DB2 experts, this book introduces key concepts with dozens of examples drawn from the authors' experience working with DB2 in enterprise environments. Thoroughly updated for DB2 9.5, it covers new innovations ranging from manageability to performance and XML support to API integration. Each concept is presented with easy-to-understand screenshots, diagrams, charts, and tables.

This book is for everyone who works with DB2: database administrators, system administrators, developers, and consultants. With hundreds of well-designed review questions and answers, it will also help professionals prepare for the IBM DB2 Certification Exams 730, 731, or 736.


Raul Chong discusses the second edition of Understanding DB2 with Rav Ahuja. Learn about which versions of DB2 are covered in the book, the audience it was written for, and why "learning visually with examples" is part of the book title., DB2 evangelist Glen Sheffield and Dwaine Snow, co-author of Understanding DB2, discuss DB2 9.5 Extreme Workload Management, highlighting the new capabilities and customer benefits.

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