My friend Kevin See and a few others has just published an article on dworks about Kerberos... check it out:
Kevin's passion is in the DB2 security area and he is currently reviewing and writing a few sections in a planned book as well he has several other articles in mind.
I hope you find this useful!
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From archive: March 2006 X
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We haven't had a new DB2 or related book publish in the past few months, so this month I'd like to pass on a 40% discount that was set up for the following books:
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide
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IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 8 for z/OS offers enterprises unprecedented opportunities to integrate information, deliver it on demand, and manage it simply and cost-effectively. Now, one of the world's leading DB2 consultants presents the definitive guide to administering DB2 UDB V8 databases in z/OS environments. DB2 for z/OS Version 8 DBA Certification Guide also serves as a key tool for anyone preparing for IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database V8 for z/OS certification.
DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, and z/OS, 2nd Edition
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DB2 SQL PL, Second Edition shows developers how to take advantage of every facet of the SQL PL language and development environment. The authors offer up-to-the-minute coverage, best practices, and tips for building basic SQL procedures, writing flow-of-control statements, creating cursors, handling conditions, and much more. Along the way, they illuminate advanced features ranging from stored procedures and triggers to user-defined functions.
Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS, Covers DB2 Universal Database for z/OS Version 8, 2nd Edition
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This is your complete introduction to Version 8 of DB2 UDB for z/OS, the most powerful, scalable, and robust version of DB2 ever created. Here's all you need to get started with DB2 Version 8 database administration and development ... and to prepare for the new IBM DB2 Family Fundamentals exam, your first step toward DB2 certification. From basic relational database concepts to advanced topics such as data sharing, you'll find crystal-clear explanations and real-world insights, straight from the IBM lab where DB2 UDB for z/OS is developed.
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Prolific author Paul Zikopoulos has a new article published in DB2 Magazine: http://www.db2mag.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180206976
The topic: Information at Your Service
Why read it: Go the next step with your data through information-as-a-service. You'll think about information and where, when, and how you're going to leverage it.
Paul's most recent books include:
Apache Derby -- Off to the Races: Includes Details of IBM Cloudscape (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/title/0131855255)
The Official Guide to DB2 Version 8 (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/title/0131401580)
Paul and a few others are working on another book right now, and I'll post details when they are firm.
Two DB2-related Blogs were chosen as "the best" on ITtoolbox.
+ An Expert's Guide to DB2 Technology (Best New Blog)
+ Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS (Best Technical Blog)
View the full list of winners and discuss the final results here: http://www.ittoolbox.com/r/da.asp?r=173711.
Apache Derby -- Off to the Races
Duffbert's Random Musings
"If you've ever been curious about using or integrating Apache Derby (or IBM Cloudscape) into your project, here's the book you'll need... Apache Derby - Off to the Races by Paul C. Zikopoulos, Dan Scott, and George Baklarz. Very well done... "-- Thomas Duff
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131855255/102-8524566-1932154?n=283155
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM's Information Management System
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