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PUBLISHED in 2007
Understanding DB2 9 Security (IBM Press)by Rebecca Bond, Kevin Yeung-Kuen See (IBM), Carmen Ka Man Wong (IBM), Yuk-Kuen Henry Chan (IBM)
Understanding DB2 9 Security is the only comprehensive guide to securing DB2 and leveraging the powerful new security features of DB2 9. Direct from a DB2 Security deployment expert and the IBM® DB2 development team, this book gives DBAs and their managers a wealth of security information that is available nowhere else. It presents real-world implementation scenarios, step-by-step examples, and expert guidance on both the technical and human sides of DB2 security.
IBM DB2 9 New Features (McGraw-Hill) by Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, Chris Eaton (all IBM)
Enhance productivity, profitability, and efficiency using IBM DB2 9 and the detailed information in this comprehensive resource. Written by experienced IBM data server professionals, IBM DB2 9 New Features covers the technical details of the major new aspects of DB2 9 alongside real-world business uses, syntax examples, and insider tips. Learn how to manipulate and manage XML data using pureXML, automate maintenance tasks, and seamlessly integrate Java, PHP, and Perl scripts. Plus, you'll get vital coverage of the brand-new DB2 Developer Workbench, enhanced .NET developer support, Ruby on Rails, and database security.
DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide (MC Press)by Roger Sanders
Starting with the certification process itself and ending with the concept of isolation levels and locking, this guide covers everything needed to know to pass the DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Exam (Exam 730). The prerequisite for all intermediate and follow-on DB2 certifications, XML usage, basic table creation, a rich set of sample questions, and detailed answers are all included, forming the foundation for understanding the newest version of IBM’s flagship database product. Regardless of what future certification path the reader is planning on pursuing, this study guide will chart a course for proficiency in DB2 9.
IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11, the Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology (MC Press) by Carlton Doe (IBM)
Also known as “IDS Flash Book”Published 4000 copies, June 13, 2007; paid for by IBM, distributed by IBMLearn what's new in the latest Informix IDS release.
Physical Database Design: the database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more (Morgan Kaufmann)by Sam Lightstone (IBM), Toby J. Teorey, Tom Nadeau
Physical Database Design discusses the concept of how physical structures of databases affect performance, including specific examples, guidelines, and best and worst practices for a variety of DBMSs and configurations. Something as simple as improving the table index design has a profound impact on performance. Every form of relational database, such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Data Mining (DM), or Management Resource Planning (MRP), can be improved using the methods provided in the book.
Mining the Talk: Unlocking the Business Value in Unstructured Information (IBM Press)by Scott Spangler, Jeffrey Kreulen (both IBM)
Written by IBM researchers, and describes, techniques used in research assets used internally at IBM and by IBM consultants on customer service engagements. IBM Alphaworks provides a free demonstration copy of one of the early text-mining tools called IBM Unstructured Information Modeler, as an adjunct to this book: alph
DB2 Viper Strikes Again - New Features In DB2 9.5 (McGraw-Hill)by Belal Tassi, Paul Zikopoulos, Dwaine Snow, Aamer Sachedina (all IBM)
Also known as "Viper Flash Book".Not currently available for purchase.... but I'm working on it!Published 8000 copies, October 15, 2007; paid for by IBM, distributed by IBMLearn what is new in DB2 9.5.
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep (IBM Press) by George Baklarz and Paul Zikopoulos (both IBM)
Everything a DBA needs to know about DB2 9... from installation to XML to security.
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732 (MC Press) by Susan Lawson (IBM Gold Consultant) and Dan Luksetich
Written by two members of the team who participated in the actual writing of the exam, this specialized study guide covers every topic that you will need to know to pass Exam 732, including database design and implementation, operation and recovery, security and auditing, performance, as well as installation and migration/upgrade. But that is only the beginning. It also covers the new features of DB2 9 for both database and application development.
Building an Intelligent Web: Theory and Practice (Jones & Bartlett Publishers)by Rajendra Akerkar
Includes DB2 Express; book is a university text book.
DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 731 (MC Press) by Roger Sanders
This comprehensive study guide steps you through all of the topics that are covered on the test, including server management, data placement, database access, analyzing DB2 activity, DB2 utilities, high availability, security, and much more. Each chapter contains an extensive set of practice questions along with carefully explained answers.
DB2 9 Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide for Exam 736 (MC Press) by Roger Sanders
In DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Upgrade Certification Study Guide, Roger E. Sanders—one of the world’s leading DB2 authors and an active participant in the development of IBM’s DB2 certification exams—covers everything a reader needs to know to pass the short—but notoriously challenging—DB2 9 for LUW DBA Certification Upgrade exam (Exam 736).
Getting started with DB2 EXPRESS-C 9: A book by the community for the communityby Rav Ahuja, Don Chamberlin, Akmal Chaudhri, Raul Chong, Ian Hakes, Clara Liu, Matthias Nicola, Cindy Saracco, Ted Wasserman, Paul Yip - (all IBM)Online book.
Understanding DB2 V9.5 (IBM Press) by Raul F. Chong, Xiaomei Wang, Michael Dang, Dwaine R. Snow (all IBM)
IBM DB2 V9.5 and V9 provide breakthrough capabilities for providing Information on Demand, implementing Web services and Service Oriented Architecture, and streamlining information management. Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, Second Edition is the easiest way to master current versions of DB2 and apply their full power to your business challenges.
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DB2 for Developers (MC Press)by Phil Gunning
Written by an "in-the-trenches" consultant, this guide hails the newest version of DB2 as a major release, highlighting the large number of totally new features, most notably the addition of XML capabilities. Packed with the information DB2 developers and administrators need to know when implementing version 9, the discussion covers upgrading from prior releases of DB2, converting relational data to XML data, and how DB2 supports industry standard schemas. With detailed examples and useful scripts, users learn how to develop DB2 XML applications, design an XML database, and tune the DB2 XML hybrid database. Extensive information on DB2 optimization of SQL and XML is a particularly useful feature of the book and includes a rundown on import and export utilities that database managers can use in their own installations. Going far beyond the standard manuals and certification guides, this is a truly comprehensive resource that teaches the "why" and "how" of a well-designed and well-implemented DB2 database.
Coming first half of 2008
Administering Informix Dynamic Server, Building the Foundation (MC Press) by Carlton Doe (IBM)
Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information (IBM Press) by M. Oberhofer, D. Wolfson, P. van Run, I. Milman, E. Hechler, A. Dreibelbis - all IBM
Advanced DBA Study Guide for Exam 734, by Roger Sanders, Dwaine Snow (IBM)
What an amazing year! Congratulations to all authors for all their very hard work in pulling these books together.... and also to all the people behind the scenes who are needed to support the authors.