Expected to publish July 17, 2009, order now from amazon.com and save 37% ($18.50)
Authored by two of IBM's leading experts provide the single most comprehensive coverage of DB2's pureXML capabilities. This book explains DB2 pureXML in more than 700 practical examples, including 250+ XQuery and SQL/XML queries, taking the reader from simple introductions all the way to advanced scenarios. The authors have distilled their hands-on experience with many pureXML applications so that you can benefit from best practices, tips & tricks, performance guidelines, and other gems that are not documented elsewhere. This book is invaluable for database administrators and application developers, beginners and DB2 experts. The topics are organized by typical user tasks throughout the life cycle of XML database projects, from planning, designing, and implementing databases all the way to tuning, problem determination, and application development. It includes code samples for Java, .NET, COBOL, PL/1, C, PHP, and Perl programmers. The DB2 pureXML Cookbook provides proven recipes rather than a mere reference of ingredients.
- Unique and comprehensive coverage of pureXML on all supported platforms: DB2 9.x for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and DB2 9 for z/OS
- Written for database administrators and application developers, beginners and advanced DB2 users
- More than 700 "recipe-style" examples of XML queries, updates, schemas, indexes, storage objects, application code, and database maintenance tasks
- DB2 pureXML best practices, tips, and tricks based on the authors’ extensive hands-on experience in pureXML deployments
- Coverage of brand-new XML features that IBM intends to make available in the next release of DB2
About the Authors
Matthias Nicola is a Senior Software Engineer for DB2 pureXML at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. His work focuses on all aspects of XML in DB2, including XQuery, SQL/XML, XML storage, indexing and performance. Matthias also works closely with customers and business partners, assisting them in the design, implementation, and optimization of XML solutions. Matthias has published over a dozen articles on various XML topics and is a frequent speaker at DB2 conferences. Prior to joining IBM, Matthias worked on data warehousing performance for Informix Software. He received his doctorate in computer science from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany.
Pav Kumar-Chatterjee has worked with DB2 since 1991 on DB2 for z/OS and since 2000 on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. He is currently employed by IBM as a technical sales specialist for Information Management in the United Kingdom. He has helped customers implement the XML Extender product with DB2 V8 and has presented on DB2 and XML in the UK and around Europe.
To tie you over till the book is in your hands, here are some websites for you to check out: