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  • 1. DB2 UDB for the iSeries As technology continues to invade all aspects of a companies business, the data stored within those systems is becoming an integral asset that will help determine a company's success. The value of the information stored within the data is lost without a comprehensive database management system to manage and process that data. The iSeries has just such a management system, called DB2 UDB for the iSeries that will allow you to process your data into valuable information. This Course of Study will cover all of the aspects and features that can be found within DB2 UDB for the iSeries and will allow the student to come away with the knowledge of how to program, query and manage their data on the iSeries. DB2 UDB: External Stored Procedures V5R4: DB2 UDB: Hot Off the Grill ID:400608 ID:400618 Stored procedures are a valuable tool for Find out how to make your iSeries database Level: improving performance in distributed and Level: sizzle with the newest DB2 UDB for iSeries Intermediate networked environments. Beginner features. You will learn how these new In addition, they can be used to improve the database features such as embedded SQL for Course: flexibility and design of your applications. Course: free format RPG, Recursive SQL, and built-in DB2 UDB for External stored procedures also allow you to DB2 UDB for OLAP functions can be used to improve your the iSeries reuse your existing iSeries programs and the iSeries applications and to reduce your application programming skills for stored procedure development time. You will also not want to miss development. how to use the DB2 OnDemand Performance Center to analyze SQL Performance without the In this session, learn: overhead of a database monitor and to receive 1. How to create and use external stored system-wide feedback on Indexes Advised by procedures with any host language (RPG, the DBQ UDB query optimizer. The listed COBOL, C/C++, Java, etc.). features are just a few of the exciting new DB2 2. How to handle error conditions for external UDB capabilities being discussed. stored procedures. 3. How to move external stored procedures from development to production. In this session, learn: 4. How to return and process stored procedure 1. About the most recent DB2 UDB for iSeries result sets. features and how they can be used. 2. What other important database sessions to attend this week. 3. What future database features are being considered for DB2 UDB for iSeries. V5R4: Performance Tune iSeries Access ODBC ID:401918 ODBC, a component of iSeries Access for Level: Windows, is one of the most popular methods of Intermediate accessing database information from a PC. This session will cover ways to improve ODBC Course: performance for your favorite applications. Many Client of the topics discussed also apply to the other Connectivity database access API interfaces, such as Toolbox JDBC, OLE DB, and .NET. In this session you will learn: 1. iSeries Access ODBC performance features. 2. How to effectively transfer data to and from the server. 3. DB2 UDB for iSeries performance features. COMMON F06 Miami, page 1
  • 2. DB2 UDB iSeries Introduction to SQL Data Warehousing 201: iSeries Data ID:401996 SQL is IBM's relational database language that Warehouse Methodology Level: can be used for query and for data definition, ID:404241 Beginner manipulation, and retrieval. It is a simple, yet This presentation provides an overview of extremely powerful tool. Level: iSeries data warehouse methodology. Course: Intermediate DB2 UDB for In this session, learn: In this session, learn: the iSeries 1. The basic concepts of SQL. Course: 1. The architecture needed to build successful 2. Usage for data retrieval and database DB2 UDB for iSeries Data Warehouses. management. the iSeries 2. How to quickly and easily build a stand-alone 3. Usage in application programs. data mart that will satisfy current business 4. Use of interactive SQL. requirements. 3. Long-term designs needed to easily support Recommended prerequisites: Intro to DB2 UDB future needs and data explosion requirements. The Science & The Art of Query Embedding SQL into Application Optimization Programs ID:404561 ID:402401 SQL is IBM's relational database language that What is the distinction between Science and Art, Level: can be used to query, update and delete data Level: and how does it apply to query optimization? All from database. SQL is becoming the 'de facto' Beginner These two sessions will define query industry standard for accessing distributed optimization and will introduce you to the Course: data. Course: building blocks and the strategies that help to DB2 UDB for DB2 UDB for define the science and art of query optimization the iSeries In this session, learn: the iSeries for DB2 UDB for iSeries. 1. How this database can access language that can be coded in an RPG or COBOL program. Introduction to the Query Optimizer 2. The SQL commands necessary to access, update and delete data from within application and DataBase Engine for DB2 UDB for programs. iSeries ID:403883 SQL Performance Basics for the As technology continues to invade all aspects of Level: a company's environment, the data stored within iSeries Intermediate those systems is becoming an integral asset that ID:407101 will help determine a company's success. The If you are thinking about using or have used Course: value of the information stored within the data is Level: SQL on the iSeries, here's some performance DB2 UDB for lost without a comprehensive database Intermediate background on how the iSeries database engine the iSeries management system to manage and process handles SQL requests. This session covers that data. The iSeries has just such a Course: performance concepts that apply to any SQL management system, namely DB2 UDB for DB2 UDB for interface (embedded SQL in applications, JDBC, iSeries. This DBMS will allow you to process the iSeries ODBC, etc.). your data and turn it into valuable information. This session will familiarize you with the In this session, learn: architecture of DB2 UDB for iSeries and will 1. The basics of access plans, open data paths introduce you to the Database Engine and Query (ODPs), and reusable ODPs. Optimizer. 2. The direct performance effects of these concepts. 3. Other tips on how to code high-performing SQL on the iSeries. COMMON F06 Miami, page 2
  • 3. The Science and Art of Indexes and Creating & Managing Database Statistics for DB2 UDB for iSeries Objects Using SQL ID:407111 ID:408162 On any platform, good database performance Are you aware that IBM has recently stated that Level: depends on good Level: all future enhancements to DB2/400 will be Intermediate design. And good design includes a solid Intermediate made only via the SQL interface and that the understanding of indexes and column statistics: native interface (CL, DDS, etc.) will be Course: how many to build, their structure and Course: stabilized? Do you know that most of the DB2 UDB for complexity, and their maintenance requirements. DB2 UDB for database enhancements in Version 4 are the iSeries This is especially true for DB2 UDB for iSeries, the iSeries available only through the SQL interface? You which provides a robust set of choices for can use SQL to create, manage and manipulate indexing and allows indexes and statistics to your database objects. And, a combination of play a key role in several aspects of query both DDS and SQL can be a vital tool. optimization. In this session, learn: In this session, you will: 1. How SQL plays a role in managing your DB2/ 1. Be introduced to the new DB2 UDB for iSeries 400 database. statistics manager and its automatic collection 2. The SQL statements including CREATE and facilities. DROP to create and delete physical and logical 2. Understand what indexes are important to the files. query optimizer for statistics. 3. How to create and save SQL scripts that 3. Be able to determine what columns in a table provide function similar to DDS and CRTPF or are the best candidates for new indexes. CRTLF. 4. Understand what types of indexes (binary radix or encoded vector) they should be creating An understanding of DB2/400, DDS, SQL basics and how they will benefit the queries. is required. 5. Understand how to proactively and reactively leverage database statistics to get the best SQL performance. 6. Understand what new tools are available to DB2 UDB: SQL Stored Procedures analyze your indexing strategy. ID:409094 Stored Procedures are a valuable tool for Level: improving performance in distributed and Intermediate networked environments. In addition, they can also be used to improve the flexibility and design Course: of your applications. SQL Stored Procedures DB2 UDB for offer a procedure language that is comparable the iSeries with stored procedure languages of other DB Servers such as Oracle & SQL Server. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to: 1. How to create and invoke an SQL Stored Procedure. 2. Understand error handling techniques in SQL Procedures. 3. How to move an SQL stored procedure into production. COMMON F06 Miami, page 3
  • 4. DB2 UDB: SQL Triggers and Other V5R4: iSeries Access for Web: New Trigger Functions Database Access ID:409095 ID:409160 The announcement of Version 5 Release 1 of iSeries Access for Web provides web-based Level: OS/400 brought with it significant new Level: access to iSeries resources. This session Intermediate capabilities for Triggers in DB2 UDB for iSeries. All focuses on how easy it is to access iSeries DB2 UDB from the Web. The session also covers Course: Come to this session and learn about: Course: iSeries Access for Web options available to get DB2 UDB for 1. SQL Triggers Client database query results to an end user. the iSeries 2. Column-Level Triggers Connectivity 3. Trigger Mode In this session, learn: 4. Trigger Condition 1. How to use the SQL Wizard to build SQL 5. Trigger Body SELECT statements. 6. Increase in maximum number of Triggers per 2. How to create, store, and run a SQL request. Table 3. Advanced output options, such as file types, 7. System Wide Trigger Catalog HTML options, and lists. 8. New Command to Enable and Disable 4. How to use iSeries Access for Web to upload Triggers data to the iSeries from a Web browser. 5. How to run a dynamic query using your own web page. V5R4: iSeries Access Data Transfer - 6. How to query information about iSeries objects and resources. Tips and Techniques ID:409159 Data Transfer, a component of iSeries Access V5R4: OPEN LAB: DB2 UDB, Get Your Level: for Windows, provides an important set of Intermediate functions for working with iSeries database "Hands-On" the iSeries Relational information as well as sending PC data to the Course: iSeries. This session gives tips and techniques Database Client to use in getting data transfer requests to run ID:410036 Connectivity just the way you want them. The iSeries Navigator labs are (Group 1): Level: 1. DBL01: In this lab, you learn about the new In this session, you will learn how to: All features in iSeries Navigator for DB Universal 1. Run Data Transfers by clicking an icon. Database (UDB) for iSeries in V5R4. 2. Schedule Data Transfers to run Course: 2. DBL06: You will learn how to work with the automatically. DB2 UDB for new "always on" analysis tools for the Query 3. Use the Data Transfer Add-In for Microsoft the iSeries Plan Cache in V5R4 Excel. 3. DBL09: You will learn how to use the new 4. Download database data into HTML files. summary and analysis tools for analyzing SQL 5. Use the Query Builder to customize results. Performance Monitors for V5R4. 6. Avoid common Data Transfer problems. 4. Basic Lab - Piloting DB2 Universal Database for iSeries with iSeries Navigator V5R4 5. Database Navigator and Generate SQL in DB2 Universal Database for iSeries on V5R4 SQL and Database Function labs are (Group 2): 1. Creating and Managing Database Objects Using SQL 2. Embedding SQL in a High Level Language (RPG) Program 3. Introduction to Query Manager 4. Introduction to SQL on the iSeries and AS/ 400 5. Using Referential Integrity for iSeries and AS/ 400 COMMON F06 Miami, page 4
  • 5. V5R4: Preparing to Get the Best V5R4: Sail Through Database Tasks Performance out of DB2 UDB for with iSeries Navigator ID:440059 iSeries V5R4 In IBM System i shops, the need for a DBA has ID:410191 Level: traditionally been avoided, or very limited. This is There are significant DB2 enhancements in both Advanced due in part to the integration of DB2, and it's Level: OS/400 and i5/OS. Are you prepared to get the ease of operation. The V5R4 release of DB2 Advanced most out them? In this session you will learn Course: UDB for iSeries includes a number of new and about strategies to take advantage of the new DB2 UDB for exciting tools that a DBA can use to easily Course: database engine and the critical success factors the iSeries handle typical, real-life situations. DB2 UDB for for good performance after upgrading to a new the iSeries release. In this presentation we will explore how someone wearing the "DBA Hat" in an organization can sail right through database V5R4: iSeries Access in the .NET tasks using the existing and new graphical tools World provided by iSeries Navigator. ID:420219 ADO.NET is Microsoft's latest evolution in Level: database access technologies. An overview of Using DB2 Monitors to Analyze and Intermediate .NET will be provided before delving into Improve SQL & Query Performance ADO.NET. This session will cover IBM solutions ID:440101 Course: for ADO.NET before going into more detail with Have you ever tried to solve a query or SQL Client the iSeries Access .NET provider's Level: performance problem with someone else's Connectivity implementation. Coding examples Intermediate program and not known where to start? One of and tips will be provided to illustrate how to use the tools that can help is the iSeries most the iSeries Access .NET managed provider Course: overlooked performance monitors, the database effectively. DB2 UDB for performance monitors. The data collected by the the iSeries integrated DB2 monitors during runtime can be In this session, you will learn: used to dientify which database requests are 1. What .NET is and the components that causing the biggest performance issues. comprise it. 2. The basic pieces of ADO.NET. By the end of this session, attendees will be able 3. Common properties/ methods used when to: writing ADO.NET programs. 1. Collect database performance monitor 4. Suggestions for coding to ADO.NET more data. effectively 2. Understand the data that's collected and how it's organized. 3. How to use the data to identify & fix Are you CONNECTED (To DB2)? performance problems. ID:440055 Do you need to connect to DB2 from Unix/ Level: Oracle? Windows/SQLServer? How do I iSeries Multidimensional Query and Advanced seamlessly access data across multiple instances of DB2 (or a combination of DB2 and Reporting Alternatives Course: Oracle or SQLServer)? What DB2 enablers are ID:450179 DB2 UDB for available in developer workbenches? What is During this session we will build a the iSeries DB2 Mobility On Demand ? This session is Level: multidimensional reporting database. The designed to share with you products and Advanced audience will design a sample company and techniques to integrate various development and determine its business problem. We will then database environments with DB2 UDB for Course: build the data mart and produce the reports that iSeries. DB2 UDB for the audience determines are required to solve the iSeries the current business problems. We will finish the session by deploying our solution world-wide and use a web browser to view and navigate the reports we just developed. And you will still make your next session! Unbelievable but true. COMMON F06 Miami, page 5
  • 6. I Didn't Know You Could Do That Data Warehousing 101: Concepts, Using SQL Terminology, and DB2 Enablers ID:460017 ID:480106 Tired of writing one-time RPG or Cobol Starting to look at data warehouse or business Level: programs to do special or unique things with Level: intelligence solutions? Feeling overwhelmed with Advanced your tables and data? In many cases you can Beginner requests for more reports that are eating you use SQL instead. In this session you will learn alive? Ever experience the run-away query that Course: valuable and time saving techniques with SQL Course: runs forever? This first session in a series of DB2 UDB for that let you avoid writing code. You will learn DB2 UDB for data warehouse courses will introduce you to the iSeries how to use SQL Subquery or Subselect in an the iSeries terminology and concepts around this important SQL SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE reporting infrastructure. Positioning of various statement to reference mutiple tables without toolsets and solution approaches will be having to do a join of the tables involved. You covered, as well as a highlight of key enablers will learn how to summarize data, identify within DB2 UDB for iSeries to support data potential duplicate rows in a table, and more. warehousing applications. This session is based on the SQL function available in V5R1 of OS/400, assumes you have a basic understanding of relational database Query/400 and Beyond - Relational concepts and SQL, and assumes you are familiar with using the SELECT, INSERT, Query and Reporting on iSeries UPDATE, and DELETE statements. ID:480108 70% of the requests that come into an average Level: data processing department are requests for Application Modernization: DB2 UDB Advanced information that exists in the database. Your end users are more comfortable with Windows tools, Style Course: not with green screen Query/ 400. This session ID:470182 DB2 UDB for will cover multiple query tools that offer iSeries As developers modernize their iSeries solutions, the iSeries users friendly Windows and Web interfaces and Level: it's easy to focus on application development can relieve IT of the responsibility of developing All languages and tools. However, there are many end user reports. DB2 UDB for iSeries features, such as DB2 web Course: services, that can play a key role in modernizing DB2 UDB for the architecture of your solution. Database Data Warehousing 301: Implementing the iSeries modernization can range from utilizing existing The Solution - A Customer's iSeries programs as stored procedures to embedding business logic into your database Experience with the usage of triggers and databases. ID:480195 Migrating from native, record-level access to Most seasoned business computer professionals SQL-based data access is another way to Level: already have the majority of the skills necessary modernize from a DB2 perspective. In this All to implement an efficient and effective BI session, you will learn about the DB2 features system. They just need a "jump start" to get available to help with the modernization of your Course: organized. This session will present solution as well as a comparison of SQL and DB2 UDB for implementation steps that were used to Native interfaces. the iSeries successfully bring a BI system to a $300,000,000 regional waste hauling company. By the end of this session, attendees will be able The session will present process steps starting to: with establishing SDLC and Project 1. Understand the differences between SQL & Management processes and progressing DDS objects. through building business models, defining 2. Be able to move business logic into DB2 metric requirements, sourcing the data, instead of writing application code. purchase and installation of a BI toolset, building 3. Understand the performance differences the data warehouse, building the data marts, between SQL & Native I/ O programming building the initial OLAP templates, training interfaces. users and deploying the toolset. The attendee should leave the session with a clear idea of how to get started developing and implementing a BI system. COMMON F06 Miami, page 6
  • 7. DB2 for i5/OS: SQL Performance Feedback Mechanisms ID:510182 Level: Advanced Course: DB2 UDB for the iSeries COMMON F06 Miami, page 7