Top Ten IBM Redbooks for DB2 & InfoSphere
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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.
Rather 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
This 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 preferred practices.
2. Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made Easy
This 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
XML 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 requirements.
4. Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
This 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
This 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
In 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
This 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
This 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 estimates.
9. IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0: Addressing volume, velocity, and variety
Still 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
This 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!