A critical aspect of maintaining a database is getting the most current data possible into it. In data warehouses, this need is often met with extract-transform-load (ETL) technologies. DB2 for LUW addresses the loading aspect with a very sophisticated built-in load utility that makes it easy to load large amounts of data quickly into your database. Despite the load utility’s efficiency, large amounts of data generally translates into large amounts of time spent loading and it becomes valuable to be able to track the progress of such utilities as they execute. In today’s post, we’ll look at how the db2top Utilities screen makes it easy to monitor the progress of your utilities, including loads and backups.
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