Book: DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep (6th Edition)
Publisher: IBM Press
Today’s business leaders agree that effectively managing and leveraging information to make decisions has never been more important. More than 60 percent of CEOs feel their organizations need to do better at leveraging their information (IBM® Attributes and Capabilities Study, 2005). CFOs feel that if they leverage their information effectively, they can create five times more value for their organization (IBM Global CFO Study, 2006). Meanwhile, the information challenges become more complicated by the hour as the amount of digital information will double every 11 hours by 2010! It is therefore no surprise that now, more than ever, database skills are in demand and commanding increasing salaries. Our value as technology professionals is further increased as we learn and develop new skills on industry leading products. One of the most technologically advanced products in the industry is IBM DB2® 9 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® (LUW).More than 20 years ago, relational database technology was invented in IBM Research delivering the first commercially available database in the early 1980s. Today, tens of thousands of businesses all over the world rely on DB2 databases to store key corporate data assets and run their business both traditionally and over the Web. IBM DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows builds on this industryleading success by providing cost effective management of both relational data and pure XML data in a single data server — to provide you with all of the business information you need to solve challenging new problems.