IBM Redbooks are cherished by many, since they provide excellent technical content in electronic format, all at a price that is hard to resist: FREE! This year IBM Redbooks are also available in ePub format, allowing tablet owners a new way to read these books.
You can find the most popular downloads for Information Management on the IBM Redbooks site: IBM Information Management Redbooks.
than give you this list, I’ve compiled my own list that includes the
top downloads of the most recent DB2 or InfoSphere titles:
1. High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
IBM Redbooks publication describes the DB2 high availability functions
and features, focusing on High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) in
the OLTP environment. The book provides a detailed description of HADR,
including setup, configuration, administration, monitoring, and
2. Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made Easy
Oracle to DB2 migration guide describes new technology, preferred
practices for moving to DB2, and common scenarios that can help you as
you move from Oracle to DB2.
3. InfoSphere DataStage for Enterprise XML Data Integration
is one of the most common standards for the exchange of information.
However, organizations find challenges in how to address the
complexities of dealing with hierarchical data types, particularly as
they scale to gigabytes and beyond. In this IBM Redbooks publication, we
discuss and describe the new capabilities in IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.5. These capabilities enable developers to more easily manage the
design and processing requirements presented by the most challenging XML
sources. Developers can use these capabilities to create powerful
hierarchical transformations and to parse and compose XML data with high
performance and scalability. Spanning both batch and real-time run
times, these capabilities can be used to solve a broad range of business
4. Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
IBM Redbooks publication provides technical decision-makers with a
broad understanding of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator architecture
and its exploitation by documenting the steps for the installation of
this solution in an existing DB2 10 for z/OS environment.
5. Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
IBM Redbooks publication provides a broad understanding of the key
features in IBM DB2 10 and how to use these features to get more value
from business applications.
6. Smarter Business: Dynamic Information with IBM InfoSphere Data Replication CDC
this IBM Redbooks publication, we show you examples of how InfoSphere
CDC can be used to implement integrated systems, to keep those systems
updated immediately as changes occur, and to use your existing
infrastructure and scale up as your workload grows. InfoSphere CDC can
also enhance your investment in other software, such as IBM DataStage®
and IBM QualityStage®, IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, and IBM InfoSphere
Master Data Management Server, enabling real-time and event-driven
processes. Enable the integration of your critical data and make it
immediately available as your business needs it.
7. Smarter Modeling of IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Solutions
IBM Redbooks publication presents a development approach for master
data management projects, and in particular, those projects based on IBM
InfoSphere MDM Server.
8. DB2 10 for z/OS Performance Topics
IBM Redbooks publication provides an overview of the performance impact
of DB2 10 for z/OS discussing the overall performance and possible
impacts when moving from version to version. We include performance
measurements that were made in the laboratory and provide some
9. IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0: Addressing volume, velocity, and variety
in draft format, learn how IBM InfoSphere Streams provides a
development platform and runtime environment where you can develop
applications that ingest, filter, analyze, and correlate potentially
massive volumes of continuous data streams based on defined, proven, and
analytical rules that alert you to take appropriate action, all within
an appropriate time frame for your organization.
10. Managing IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Using the IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10
IBM Redbooks publication highlights the data administration
enhancements introduced by DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10
by providing scenarios of their use with the new functions provided by
DB2 10 for z/OS.
Stay tuned for next year for more great content from the IBM Redbooks team!
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