DB2 UDB/WebSphere Performance Tuning Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 27 March 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738429406
ISBN-13: 9780738429403
IBM Form #: SG24-6417-01
(382 pages)

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Authors: Nagraj Alur, Amy Falos, Ada Lau, Svante Lindquist, Monzy Varghese


This IBM Redbooks publication deals with tuning a DB2 UDB / WebSphere Application Server environment, and is aimed at a target audience of DB2 UDB application developers and database administrators (DBAs).

We provide an overview of WebSphere Application Server architecture and its main components, and introduce some of its key application tuning and system tuning parameters. Then we continue with an overview of DB2 UDB architecture and components, and introduce its key application and system tuning parameters.

We describe in detail the key components that impact performance in a WebSphere and DB2 UDB environment, and provide best practices guidelines for tuning such an environment.

Finally, we discuss some of the commonly encountered problems in a DB2 UDB / WebSphere environment, and describe scenarios for identifying and resolving such problems.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Overview of WebSphere Application Server V4.0
Chapter 3. Overview of DB2 UDB 8.1
Chapter 4. WebSphere Application Server and DB2 UDB performance
Chapter 5. Problem determination scenarios
Appendix A. Sample applications
Appendix B. Sample scripts

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