Building VLDB for BI Applications on OS/390: Case Study Experiences

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 03 February 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738415359
ISBN-13: 9780738415352
IBM Form #: SG24-5609-00
(294 pages)

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Authors: Seungrahn Hahn


This IBM Redbooks publication documents our experiences in building very large databases (VLDBs) for Business Intelligence (BI) applications through case studies with customers’ real-life data, as well as from our work in the laboratory and the Teraplex Center. This book replaces DB2 for OS/390 V5 Terabyte Database: Design and Build Experience, SG24-2072.
This book describes the general considerations for each area of data warehousing and the approaches for addressing these considerations. Based on the results of case studies, it explains the various methods used and summarizes the pros and cons of each.
This book is written for anyone who is working on very large databases on OS/390 for Business Intelligence applications, including data warehouse architects, database administrators, performance administrators for data warehouses, storage administrators and system programmers who support data warehouses, and DB2 support teams.
Some knowledge of data warehouse concepts, DB2 for OS/390 V5 or later, and OS/390 V2.5 or later is assumed.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to VLDB
Chapter 2. Database design for VLDB
Chapter 3. Data warehouse population
Chapter 4. VLDB utility maintenance
Chapter 5. Data mart on S/390
Chapter 6. End-user access methodologies
Chapter 7. Workload management in data warehouse environment
Chapter 8. Scalability
Chapter 9. S/390 strengths for BI applications
Appendix A. System settings
Appendix B. Query information
Appendix C. Case study test scenario
Appendix D. Introduction to piping
Appendix E. Reasons for choosing S/390

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