DB2 Database Administration & Tuning

Course duration

5 days

Course outline

I. DB2 Architecture
 
Objectives
A. DB2 Storage Groups.…………....................…............................
B. DB2 New Features .................……….........................................
C. DB2 Environment .............................………...............................
D. DB2 Buffer Pool Management……………………………………..
E. Creating and Granting User Privileges........................................

II IBM Administration Utilities
 
Objectives
A. Using DB2 Utility screens - …….............................................
B. Load Utility………………….. ..................................................
C. Reorg Utility………………......................................................
D. Recover Utility…………………………………. ........................
E.. Applying Backup and Recovery schemas................................
F. Application Programming Process
G. Freeing Plans
H. Copy Utility
I. The MergeCopy Utility
J. DB2 Image Copy, Logging and Recovery…………………..
K. The DB2 STOSPACE Utility Considerations……………….

III. Database Tuning
 
Objectives
A. Accessing tables through Joins ................................................
B. Understanding the use of Complex Queries Tuning......................
C. Using Explain to identify bad performing SQL.............................
D. Utilizing Runstats for best advantage………………………… ....
E. Understanding Phase 1 & 2 predicates

DB2 Database Administration


Objectives
A. Creating and granting access to Base tables with Referential Integrity.
B. Using proper DB2 datatypes .................................................
C. Building Indexes for base tables ..............................................
D. Creating Views for Users .........................................................
E. Creating Synonyms ..................................................................

V. SYSIBM CATALOG TABLES
 
Objectives
A. Reviewing the SYSIBM tables for Performance….......................
B. Identifying Statistical patterns…..……….. .................................
C. The Optimizer plans………........................................................
D. Error Handling…. ...................................................................
E. Row Level Locking...................................................................

VI. PERFORMANCE & TUNING WITH SQL
 
Objectives
A. Replacing Joins with Subqueries ................................................
B. Exists and NOT Exists vs Correlated Subqueries................................
C. Using Joins over Subqueries.............................
D. Tablespace performance (Segmented vs Partitioned vs Simple) ....
E. Understanding Filter Factors
F. DB2 Row Locking
G. Index Performance
H. Problem Solving QMF buffering


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