Database Performance Tuning on AIX

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 20 January 2003

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ISBN-10: 073842790X
ISBN-13: 9780738427904
IBM Form #: SG24-5511-01
(532 pages)

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Authors: Budi Darmawan, Gary Groenewald, Allan Irving, Sergio Henrique Soares Monteiro, Keirnan M. Snedeker


This IBM Redbooks publication is designed to help system designers, system administrators, and database administrators design, size, implement, maintain, monitor, and tune a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) for optimal performance on AIX. RDBMS is usually a significant factor in building the profit line of a company. They represent an important investment and their performance is vital to the success of the company.

This book contains hints and tips from experts that work on RDBMS performance every day. It also provides introductions to general database layout concepts from a performance point of view, design and sizing guidelines, tuning recommendations, and performance and tuning information for DB2 UDB, Oracle, and IBM Informix databases.

The performance tips provided here relate to the things that a system administrator or database administrator can change. This book does not cover performance tuning issues that relate to application and database design, including SQL query tuning.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to this redbook
Part 1. RDBMS concepts
Chapter 2. Introduction to relational database system concepts
Chapter 3. Types of workload
Chapter 4. DB2 Universal Database
Chapter 5. Oracle databases
Chapter 6. IBM Informix Dynamix Server
Part 2. System design and sizing
Chapter 7. Sizing a database system
Chapter 8. Designing RDBMS servers
Chapter 9. Designing a disk subsystem
Part 3. System optimization
Chapter 10. Implementing your database
Chapter 11. Monitoring an RDBMS system for performance
Chapter 12. Tuning an RDBMS system
Chapter 13. AIX and hardware tuning considerations
Chapter 14. DB2 UDB tuning
Chapter 15. Oracle tuning
Chapter 16. IBM Informix Dynamic Server tuning

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