This course builds upon the skills taught in the course 'DB2 for z/OS: Database Design, Implementation and Administration'. It provides attendees with an understanding of additional and advanced administration tasks. It also examines in-depth a number of the subjects covered by the earlier course.<br>This course is suitable for DBAs working in DB2 for z/OS environments up to and including DB2 11 for z/OS.<br><br>This course is also available for one-company, on-site presentations and for live presentation over the Internet, via the Virtual Classroom Environment service.
DB2 for z/OS: Database Administration - Advanced Topics
Knowledge of DB2 database design and database administration. This can be gained by attending the RSM course DB2 for z/OS: Database Design, Implementation and Administration.
- appreciate the latest on-line schema enhancements
- understand the concept and usage of versioning and pending definition changes
- appreciate the enhanced facilities to manage partitioned data
- identify the need for and definition of distinct data types, user-defined functions, triggers and stored procedures
- describe how large object and XML data is defined and held
- understand the concept and use of in-line LOB data
- understand the recovery implications of LOB and XML data
- appreciate the need for and use of specialised table types including materialized query, clone, temporal and archive tables
- understand how row and column level security may be achieved using multi-level security, row permissions and column masks.
On-line Schema Enhancements & Versioning
Enhanced ALTER statement; altering data types; altering index keys; altering tablespace types and attributes; restrictions on altering objects; impact of altering objects; pending definition changes; versioning; reclaiming versions.Partition Management
Index defined vs table defined partitioning; adding new partitions; rotating partitions; changing partition boundaries; rebalancing partitions; impact on user tasks.Distinct Data Types
Need for distinct types; defining and using distinct types; distinct type security.User-defined Functions
Need for user defined functions (UDFs); sourced, external and SQL functions; defining UDFs; using UDFs in SQL; UDF security.Triggers
Use of triggers; before, after and 'instead of' triggers; defining triggers; trigger cascading.Stored Procedures
Need for stored procedures; stored procedure environment; external procedures; native SQL procedures; coding and defining stored procedures; stored procedure security.Large Object & XML Data Types
Large object data; relationship between base and auxiliary tables; defining large objects; large object locking considerations; large object logging and recovery considerations; in-line LOB data; XML data support; XML data model; XML data storage; Indexing XML data; XML data backup & recovery considerations.Specialised Table Types
Materialized Query Tables (MQTs); defining MQTs; converting existing tables; populating MQTs; Automatic Query Rewrite (AQR); defining and using clone tables; clone table limitations; exchanging data with clone table; defining and using temporal tables; defining and using archive tables.Row & Column Level Access Control
Multi-level security concepts; security labels; row-level security granularity; effect of multi-level security on data manipulation language statements; row and column access control; row permissions; column masks.Hands-on Exercises
Hands-on exercises complement the course material to assist in full understanding of the subject matter.
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