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The Management Discipline of Database Administration: DBA Best Practices (A06)

Topic: 2011 NA

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW



DATE: 2011-5-4 (09:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
SPEAKERS: Craig Mullins (Mullins Consulting, Inc.)

Database Administration is perhaps one of the most misunderstood disciplines in all of IT. Ask a manager what it is that a DBA does and you'll likely hear something like "I don't know, but I can't afford any more of them!" At the same time, managing production databases is becoming more and more complex as database management systems add functionality and support more types of development. This presentation will clarify the roles and responsibilities of the DBA and offer guidance for an effective DBA function. It will offer the DB2 DBA a database administration roadmap, of sorts.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

OBJECTIVES:

A framework for DB2 database administration

Control objectives for DBAs to ensure an effective DB2 environment

Best practices for DBA tasks such as database design, performance management, backup & recovery, etc.

Advice on expanding from being viewed only as technicians

Guidance on how to interact with other IT professionals



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