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Crossing Over/ Breaking the DB2 Platform Barrier (E08)

Topic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

Subtopic: 2005

DATE: 2005-10-25 (11:15 - 12:15)
SPEAKERS: Jim Wankowski (Quest Software)

The popularity of DB2 UDB running on the UNIX/NT platforms is on the rise. IBM is rapidly grabbing market share from Oracle. The sudden growth and popularity of DB2 on the open systems platform has resulted in a shortage of experienced DB2 DBA's to support this platform. Many DB2 mainframe DBA's are now being tasked with supporting DB2 on these new platforms, resulting in a huge learning curve. It is essential for the DB2 DBA of the new millennium to be well versed on DB2 running on multiple platforms. This presentation is geared towards the OS/390 DB2 DBA being tasked with supporting DB2 on UNIX/NT and the UNIX DBA having to support OS/390. It will cover some of the basic terminology for both platforms and how they differ, as well as the architectural differences and administrative issues.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


Basic components of both platforms

Basic terminology differences

Storage management

Object comparison

Key administrative differences

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