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Which Load is Right for Me? A Primer on Load and Data Movement Options for DB2 in the Cloud (dashDB and DB2 on Cloud)

Topic: 2016 AU

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

There are various ways that you can deploy DB2 in the cloud – including hosted and fully-managed offerings. dashDB is a managed, self-service data warehouse in the cloud offering that puts powerful analytics at your fingertips. DB2 on Cloud is a flexible hosted offering that keeps management of the database environment in the hands of the DBA. Regardless of the cloud data service being used, one of the first tasks you’ll have is getting your data into the database and there are various different options available depending on the service. In this session you’ll learn about the different options for data loading and movement, when to use them, and best practices. You may also have a need to stage your data in a cloud-based object store like SoftLayer Object Storage (Swift) or Amazon S3 and guidance on how to store and retrieve data from there will also be covered.

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