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DB2® Universal Database for OS/390® Version 7.1 Certification Guide by Susan Lawson, Richard Yevich

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DB2 Administration

DB2 has several tools available to help with administration of the subsystem environment and database objects. Some of these tools are optional and Windows based.

  • DB2 Installer

    • Provides a graphical user interface for installing DB2 from a workstation.

  • Control Center

    • Provides a single point of entry for controlling the entire DB2 family. Can use the Control Center to display data base objects and their relationships to each other.

  • Visual Explain

    • Gives the user a graphical tool to analyze the access paths that DB2 chooses for your SQL queries or statements.

  • Index Advisor

    • Assists in choosing an optimal set of indexes for table data.

  • DB2 Estimator

    • Provides a facility for estimating the performance of applications.

DB2 Installer

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