Regardless of where you are on your journey towards mastering DB2, you can never neglect to learn the basics to the fullest. To help you learn the basics, we suggest that you use Ember Crooks as your mentor. She is experienced and is writing a blog series about what she knows. Here are the first 10 in the series:
- DB2 Basics: Users, Authentication, and Authorization
- DB2 Basics: Aliases
- DB2 Basics: Storage Groups
- DB2 Basics: What is an Instance?
- DB2 Basics: What is an Index?
- DB2 Basics: What is a Reorg?
- DB2 Basics: Capitalization
- DB2 Basics: Quotation Marks
- DB2 Basics: Triggers
- The Basics of Code Pages in DB2
You can count on Ember to add to this series: http://db2commerce.com/?s=db2+basics. Keep up with the latest by following Ember on twitter: @ember_crooks.
If you like watching videos with tips, be sure to check out the replays on the DB2Night Show. Not only did Ember take part in two seasons of the “DB2’s Got Talent” competition, she acted as a guest judge in the latest season and has been a guest star several times, including this one: The DB2Night Show #133: Why Low Cardinality Indexes (STINK), Ember Crooks.
More about Ember:
Over the last 13 years, Ember Crooks has become an IBM Gold Consultant and IBM Champion, specializing in DB2. Although she deals primarily with high volume transactions, she has taken an alternative route to write a series of blogs focused on the basics. In order to achieve greater level of success with anything, a fundamental foundation needs to be secured in place before building up to more advanced skills.