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Everything A DBA Needs to Know About Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) (C12)

Topic: 2008 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for LUW

DATE: 2008-10-15 (16:15 - 17:15)
SPEAKERS: Aamer Sachedina (IBM Toronto Lab.)

Do you remember when a "disk" was really a disk? Back then a bottle of Coca Cola cost 15 cents and a DB2 DBA could actually get his head around understanding I/O and storage. In today's world of storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS), what is the poor DBA to do? Attending this presentation will make an expert out of the ordinary DBA on SAN and NAS storage fundamentals as they apply to a DBA and on how DB2 uses I/O and storage in today's world of virtualized and networked storage devices. Best practices for SAN and NAS storage, storage layout for DB2 and how DB2 performs I/O will be covered. Learn everything a real-world DBA needs to know about surviving in today's storage world.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


Introduce Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) concepts to database adminstrators.

Level the playing field between DBAs and SAs (Storage Adminstrators) by introducing concepts such as LUNs, SCSI and Fibre channel.

Co-relate the SAN and NAS world with how DB2 uses this storage and how DB2 ought to be configured for best performance and availablity in a SAN and NAS storage environment.

SAN vs. NAS debate - discuss the best networked storage platform for DB2 databases and factors to consider when choosing one over the other.

Introduce future trends in networked storage which will impact DBAs - virtualization, iSCSI etc.

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