IBM DB2 e-kit for Database Professionals

Learn how easy it is to get trained and certified for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Expand your skills portfolio, or extend your DBMS vendor support to include DB2.

11 January 2013 (First published 03 June 2010)

Learn how easy it is to get trained and certified for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Expand your skills portfolio, or extend your DBMS vendor support to include DB2.

About this kit

If you're a DBA or database developer currently working with Oracle or another relational database management system, learn how easy it is to get trained and certified for IBM® DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®. Features introduced in DB2 9.7 make it very easy to reuse your PL/SQL knowledge since DB2 has out-of-the-box support for Oracle's SQL and PL/SQL dialects. DB2 9.7 makes it easy to move applications, reduces enablement costs, and brings a radically lower total cost of ownership.

Expand your skills portfolio, or extend your DBMS vendor support to include DB2. You'll find that you're already almost there.

In this kit

Articles

  • DB2 10: Run Oracle applications on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • What's new in DB2 10 for LUW
  • Optimize storage with deep compression in DB2 10
  • Managing time in DB2 with temporal consistency
  • IBM Data Movement Tool
  • Created global temporary tables
  • Using PL/SQL anonymous blocks in DB2 9.7
  • Autonomous transactions
  • Online schema change
  • Best practices for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • Distributed DBA: Creating and using partitioned tables (IBM Data Management Magazine)
  • CLPPLUS: IBM DB2's new command line processor (Database Journal)
  • Generate formatted reports for IBM data servers using CLPPlus
  • What is DB2 pureScale? (IBM Data Management Magazine)

Video

  • IBM DB2 Customer Video: DB2 is Easy to Learn

Demos

  • Native PL/SQL Support
  • CLP Plus
  • DB2 pureScale: Scalability

Knowledge path

  • IBM DB2 Fundamentals for Oracle Professionals Knowledge Path

Redbooks and publications

  • Oracle to DB2 conversion guide: Compatibility made easy
  • MySQL to DB2 conversion guide
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • IBM Data Management Magazine
  • Getting Started with DB2 Application Development

Certification roadmaps

  • DB2 10.1 Fundamentals certification (exam 610) prep
  • DB2 for z/OS certification

Workshops and webcasts

  • Free IBM DB2 Workshop for Oracle Professionals (in-person and self-paced versions)
  • Oracle and DB2 - An Architectural Comparison (MyMeetings conferencing)
  • Enabling applications from Oracle to DB2 the easy way (channelDB2)

Advanced DB2 topics

  • Deploy IBM DB2 pureScale feature on IBM Power Systems
  • Unleashing the value of solid-state drives for DB2 workloads
  • Six tips for optimizing a native XML database
  • Introduction to XML querying with DB2 pureXML
  • Writing XQuery and SQL/XML queries for DB2 pureXML
  • Get off to a fast start with DB2 9 pureXML series

Software downloads

  • DB2 Express-C (no-charge download)
  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows trial
  • IBM Data Studio (no-charge download)
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