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Online Memory Tuning: Tips Based on DB2 Internals (D07)

Topic: 2005 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for LUW



DATE: 2005-10-25 (09:45 - 10:45)
SPEAKERS: Christian Garcia-Arellano (IBM Canada)

When tuning database memory parameters online, care is required to avoid undesirable behaviour. This talk discusses DB2ís memory model and the internal mechanisms involved in online memory tuning. We then illustrate how reckless online tuning can cause plan changes, catalog table contention and reduced throughput. Finally we outline some techniques which will avoid unexpected and undesired behaviour when tuning online.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate,Advanced

OBJECTIVES:

DB2ís memory model from the inside out

Memory parameters that can be tuned online

What happens inside DB2 when a memory parameter

How online memory tuning can cause strange behav

Techniques for safer online memory tuning



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