How Toad DBA Suite for IBM DB2 complements IBM Data Studio

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DBAs and developers working with IBM® DB2 often use
IBM® Data Studio®. Toad™ DBA Suite or IBM® DB2 LUW complements Data Studio with advanced features that make DBAs and developers much more productive. This document explains some of these features and compares them to Data Studio’s functionality.

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How Toad DBA Suite for IBM DB2 complements IBM Data Studio

  1. 1. Toad™ for IBM® DB2® How Toad DBA Suite Complements IBM Data Studio
  2. 2. 2 Software We will explore how Toad DBA Suite extends the capabilities of IBM Data Studio in these key areas: • Developing SQL and working with DB2 data • Maintenance — Managing database objects and users, task automation and scheduling • Performance management — Real-time performance diagnostics, database and SQL optimization • Change management — Configuration changes, schema changes, database level object changes testing
  3. 3. 3 Software Developing SQL and working with DB2 data
  4. 4. 4 Software Developing queries Developers and DBAs create new DB2 queries every day, so they need a tool that helps them work quickly and efficiently. Both IBM Data Studio and Toad for DB2 have features for developing SQL. Data Studio has a SQL Editor component that offers code completion and outline features.
  5. 5. 5 Software Developing queries Toad offers a very powerful and feature-rich SQL editor for fast and efficient SQL development. Features such as script map, advanced code completion, and code snippets make you more productive in developing queries.
  6. 6. 6 Software Running the same scripts against multiple databases Users often need to run the same scripts against multiple databases. You can easily do that in Toad with the Group Execute feature of the Editor, as shown below
  7. 7. 7 Software Many times developers and DBAs need to export and reload data from their tables, and they need many different file formats to be supported. With Data Studio, you can export data directly from a table into a few delimited formats Exporting and saving data with Data Studio
  8. 8. 8 Software With Data Studio, you can also save query result sets, but your choices of format are limited there too Exporting and saving data with Data Studio
  9. 9. 9 Software With Toad, you can export data from tables into many different formats using the Export Wizard, shown here. Exporting and saving data with Toad
  10. 10. 10 Software Exporting data with Toad Toad also enables you to quickly save query result sets to many common formats, including Excel files or instances.
  11. 11. 11 Software Importing data with Toad Toad’s Import Wizard allows you to bring data from various file formats into your DB2 tables
  12. 12. 12 Software Creating reports with Toad for DB2 Toad’s Data Report Wizard walks you through the steps to create a professional report
  13. 13. 13 Software Creating reports with Toad for DB2 Once the wizard completes, you can preview and further customize your report
  14. 14. 14 Software To see more examples of how Toad complements and extends IBM Data Studio including developing SQL, database management, performance management and much more, download the entire tech brief at https://software.dell.com/techbrief/toad-dba-suite-for-db2-comparison- to-ibm-data-studio825454/ Oh and by the way, you can also watch the on-demand webcast at https://software.dell.com/webcast-ondemand/productivity-tips-tricks-for- the-latest-version-of-toad-for-ibm-db2823128/ and get on your way to easier workdays with Toad!
  15. 15. 15 Software To learn more about Visit www.software.dell.com/toad-for-db2 Toad™ for IBM® DB2®
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