Database Administrators, Application Developers, and Consultants who are involved in planning, implementing, or maintaining DB2 DPF partitioned databases.
This course is also appropriate for customers who have acquired the IBM Smart Analytics System.
This course teaches you how to perform database administration tasks using IBM DB2 Enterprise 9 with the Database Partitioning Feature (DPF). These tasks include customization for the DB2 Enterprise 9 with DPF system, creating and populating partitioned databases, designing a database for parallel use, and using partitioned DB2 utilities. There is no actual installation of DB2 Enterprise software in this workshop. A DB2 for Linux system is used to exercise various administrative functions. Course Materials The course materials address DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Hands-On Labs Fourteen labs are included to address DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Certification Prepare for IBM Certification Test 731: DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration. Training Path This course is part of an IBM Training Path. Taking this course in the recommended sequence allows you to maximize the benefits from your education.
DB2 DPF Partitioned Database Components and Concepts Identify the kinds of business applications that use parallel databases Describe the basic architecture of each of the hardware platforms on which parallel databases may run Define the strengths of the DB2 DPF partitioned architecture Identify the key features that set DB2 in a DPF partitioned environment apart from other members of the DB2 family Getting Started with DB2 Describe the purpose of DAS List the GUI tools in DB2 Explore the various ways to access the GUI tools Use different methods to execute a command or statement in DB2 Explore the use of the Command Window and the Command Line Processor (CLP) Create database objects using both the GUI tools and the CLP Installation Identify the steps to install and customize DB2 in a partitioned environment Use db2_all and rah commands Creating a Partitioned DB2 Database Describe DB2 database partitioning Create a database in a DB2 partitioned environment with or without Automatic Storage enabled List the three types of Storage Management for table spaces Describe the three default system table spaces Access and update the database manager configuration file and the database configuration files Access and update the system database directory and list the local database directory Use tools to issue commands and SQL statements Partitioning and Database Partition Groups Identify considerations when choosing a distribution key Describe join strategies in partitioned databases Identify the syntax for creating database partition groups Data Placement on the Partitions List the advantages and disadvantages for each type of table space management Create SMS table spaces Create DMS table spaces Create Automatic Storage managed table spaces Use the GET SNAPSHOT commands and db2pd commands to check table space status Use SQL functions specific to the partitioned environment Identify catalog views that contain information about your partitioned environment Create Objects Create database objects: tables, indexes, views, aliases Alter tables and add check constraints, triggers, and referential integrity Describe the special data types for large objects and XML data and when they might be needed Identity other approaches to organizing data including range partitioned tables and multi-dimensional clustering Implement row compression for tables Moving Data Utilize the EXPORT Utility to extract data from a DB2 database Identify the different methods for inputting data, including the Import Utility, using buffered and unbuffered SQL INSERT and the LOAD Utility Describe the processing for partitioning and loading data Identify how the partitioned database options on the LOAD command can be used to control the data partitioning and load processing Application Alternatives Prepare applications that access DB2 data for execution Use PRECOMPILE and BIND options that are appropriate for specific application requirements Describe the application alternatives available to access DB2 data or request other DB2 functions List the benefits, and possible disadvantages, of the various interfaces Partitioned Database Backup and Recovery Describe the three types of recovery support provided by DB2 Explain the principles DB2 uses for its recovery/restart functions Describe the configuration options for DB2 logging and explain the differences between circular and archive logs Use the BACKUP, RESTORE and ROLLFORWARD commands to back up and recover a DPF partitioned database Recover the database to a prior point in time using the RECOVER DATABASE command State general considerations regarding disaster recovery and implementation of a server cluster for high availability Scaling the Database Identify how the partitioned database configuration can be scaled by adding new database partitions Differentiate between the three options on the REDISTRIBUTE command Utilize the REDISTRIBUTE command to add or remove database partitions from a database partition group Troubleshoot problems that may occur during redistribution Database and Application Performance Describe the steps used by the DB2 Optimizer to generate access plans List the major influences for SQL optimization, including Catalog statistics, database memory configuration, optimization class selection and database partition groups Utilize the RUNSTATS utility to collect detailed table and index statistics Explain the major goals for table and index reorganization Use the REORGCHK report to plan effective use of the REORG utility Describe the use of the DB2 explain tools to analyze access strategies for SQL statements Security Identify how authentication is done in DB2 UDB Use DB2 access control mechanisms to implement security within the database Use group IDs to create a control hierarchy Describe privileges within a database Describe privileges required for binding and executing a package Describe the difference between explicit privileges and implicit privileges Describe the different DB2 authorization levels List the new security features in DB2 V8 and V9 Monitoring and Problem Determination Tools Use error logs Identify the different monitor types Identify how to use the independent trace facility (db2trc) Use the dp2pd problem determination tool to obtain statistics from a running instance Identify additional commands for listing application information Locks and Concurrency List objects that may be locked by the database manager Discuss available lock modes and their compatibility Influence locking strategies used by the database manager Agenda Day 1 Welcome Unit 1 - Components and Concepts Starting your Lab Environment, and Paper Lab Unit 2 - Getting Started with DB2 Unit 3 - Installation Installation Lab Unit 4 - Creating Databases Day 2 Creating Database Lab (Unit 5 - Partitioning and Database Partition Groups Partitioning Distribution Keys and Database Partition Groups Lab (Unit 6 - Data Placement on the Partition Creating Table Spaces Lab Unit 7 - Create Objects Day 3 Creating Objects Lab Unit 8 - Moving Data (Import and Load) Moving Data Lab - Import and Load Unit 8 Continued - Moving Data (Partitioned Load) Moving Data Lab - Partitioned Load Unit 9 - Application Alternatives Application Basics Lab Day 4 Unit 10 - Partitioned Database Backup and Recovery Backup and Recovery Lab Unit 11 - Scaling the Database Scaling Lab Unit 12 - Performance and Application Concepts Application Performance Tools Lab Day 5 Unit 13 - Security Security Lab Unit 14 - Monitoring and Problem Determination Tools Unit 15 - Locking and Concurrency Locking and Concurrency Lab
Describe the steps to install and customize DB2 in a partitioned environment Use GUI and Command Line tools to administer the database Create objects and load data into DB2 databases Define a DB2 partitioned recovery strategy and perform the tasks necessary to support the strategy Describe the application development process with respect to DB2 considerations Identify how a database should be designed to take advantage of the parallel architecture Use DB2 utilities to manage data and maintain your database Implement DB2 security Note: Actual installation of DB2 will not be performed in this workshop. A pre-installed system is used to exercise various administrative functions.