Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS

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Published on August 18, 2012, updated December 20, 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738437093
ISBN-13: 9780738437095
IBM Form #: SG24-8005-00


Authors: Paolo Bruni, Patric Becker, Willie Favero, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram, Andrew Keenan, Steffen Knoll, Nin Lei, Cristian Molaro and P S Prem

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    Abstract

    The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator Version 2.1 for IBM z/OS® (also called DB2 Analytics Accelerator or Query Accelerator in this book and in DB2 for z/OS documentation) is a marriage of the IBM System z® Quality of Service and Netezza® technology to accelerate complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment. Superior performance and scalability with rapid appliance deployment provide an ideal solution for complex analysis.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication provides technical decision-makers with a broad understanding of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator architecture and its exploitation by documenting the steps for the installation of this solution in an existing DB2 10 for z/OS environment.

    In this book we define a business analytics scenario, evaluate the potential benefits of the DB2 Analytics Accelerator appliance, describe the installation and integration steps with the DB2 environment, evaluate performance, and show the advantages to existing business intelligence processes.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Business analytics with DB2 for z/OS

    Chapter 1. Data warehousing on System z

    Chapter 2. The DB2 for z/OS integrated solution

    Part 2. Sample DB2 Analytics Accelerator implementation

    Chapter 3. The business scenario

    Chapter 4. Feasibility study

    Chapter 5. Installation and configuration

    Chapter 6. Workload Manager settings for DB2 Analytics Accelerator

    Chapter 7. Monitoring DB2 Analytics Accelerator environments

    Chapter 8. Operational considerations

    Chapter 9. Using Studio client to define and load data

    Chapter 10. Query acceleration management

    Chapter 11. Latency management

    Chapter 12. Performance considerations

    Chapter 13. Security considerations

    Part 3. Additional topics

    Chapter 14. Analytics and reporting on System z

    Chapter 15. Data sharing and disaster recovery

    Appendix A. Recommended maintenance

    Appendix B. Additional material

     

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