Although we haven't had a tremendous number of retail books published this year, there are several key ones that I'd like to tell you about. The titles are not listed in any particular order:
Information on Demand Introduction to DB2 9 New Featuresby Paul Zikopoulos, Chris Eaton, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson (flashbook)
This one was a custom book that we did for the IOD conference. You cannot buy individual copies like most books, but if you want a stack of the books, that can be accomodated... send me a note if you do want to pursue a bulk order.
DB2 9:pureXML Overview and Fast Startby Cynthia Saracco, Don Chamberlin, Rav Ahuja
This was also a custom book, where hardcopies were handed out at the IOD conference. We're out of hardcopies, but can print more if we had the demand. We also have the content loaded on the redbook site for all to read electronically.
Introduction to SQL: Mastering the Relational Database Language (4th Edition)by Rick Vanderlans
This is the 4th edition of a popular university text book that was written by an IBM Gold Consultant. The book doesn't cover XML, but is an excellent book to help new comers learn SQL.
Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design (The Addison-Wesley Signature Series)by Scott Amber and Pramod J. Sadalage
This book is written from a design perspective. It's not specifically about DB2, but will help you design your databases for improved performance.
SQL Pocket Guideby Jonathan Gennick
This is an excellent small reference book that covers SQL across all relational database products.
Understanding DB2 9 Securityby Rebecca Bond, Kevin Yeung-Kuen See, Carmen Ka Man Wong, Yuk-Kuen Henry Chan
This is our first official published book on DB2 9! Everything that you should know about the security features in DB2 9, plus much more. This book will help you consider all of the actions that must be taken to ensure that your data is well protected from various threats.
IBM DB2 9 New Featuresby Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, Chris Eaton
Coming in January... not only a listing of the latest DB2 features but a good way for you to learn how to use the new features so that you can begin realizing significant business benefits.