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Project planning for a port and migration to DB2 UDB

Dan Simchuk (simchuk@us.ibm.com), Data Management Partner Enablement, IBM
Dan Simchuk is a member of IBM's Data Management Partner Enablement organization and works with IBM Partners on porting and performance tuning projects.
Fraser McArthur (fgmcarth@ca.ibm.com), DB2 Consultant, IBM
Photo: Fraser McArthur
Fraser McArthur is a consultant at the IBM Toronto Lab, where DB2 UDB for distributed platforms (Windows/Unix) is developed. He is a member of the Data Management Partner Enablement organization where he works with IBM Business Partners to migrate applications to DB2 and perform performance tuning. Fraser is a DB2 Certified Solutions Expert in both DB2 Administration and Application Development.

Summary:  This article outlines a process that can be followed to prepare for a porting/migration project, and includes descriptions of tools and documents that might be created and/or used along the way.

Date:  20 Nov 2003
Level:  Introductory

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Introduction

The task of porting an application, its database(s), and the associated data most often requires significant levels of resources and commitment. Regardless of the complexity of the port, the greatest factor in how successful a porting project will be is how well it is planned.

Topics covered include:

  • Project planning tools
  • Content of a porting project plan
  • Developing the plan
  • A sample porting project plan

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Dan Simchuk is a member of IBM's Data Management Partner Enablement organization and works with IBM Partners on porting and performance tuning projects.

Photo: Fraser McArthur

Fraser McArthur is a consultant at the IBM Toronto Lab, where DB2 UDB for distributed platforms (Windows/Unix) is developed. He is a member of the Data Management Partner Enablement organization where he works with IBM Business Partners to migrate applications to DB2 and perform performance tuning. Fraser is a DB2 Certified Solutions Expert in both DB2 Administration and Application Development.

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