MySQL to DB2 Conversion Guide by IBM Redbooks

By IBM Redbooks

Switching database proprietors is usually thought of an onerous problem for database directors and builders. Complexity, overall price, and the chance of downtime are frequently the explanations that restrain IT determination makers from beginning the migration undertaking. the first objective of this booklet is to teach that, with the correct making plans and advice, changing from MySQL to IBM® DB2® isn't just possible yet straightforward.If you picked up this publication, you're probably contemplating changing to DB2 and are most likely conscious of a number of of the benefits of to changing to DB2 info server. during this IBM Redbooks® ebook, we speak about intimately how one can reap the benefits of this major database server.This ebook is an informative advisor that describes how you can convert the database method from MySQL™ 5.1 to DB2® V9.7 on Linux® and the stairs which are all for allowing the purposes to take advantage of DB2 rather than MySQL.This advisor additionally offers the simplest practices in conversion technique and making plans, conversion instruments, porting steps, and sensible conversion examples. it truly is meant for technical employees that's concerned with a MySQL to DB2 conversion venture.

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Figure 1-15 illustrates the java type 4 driver connectivity environment. Figure 1-15 Java type 4 driver connectivity Embedded SQL for Java DB2 Java embedded SQL (SQLJ) support is provided by the IBM Data Server Runtime Client. With DB2 SQLJ support, in addition to DB2 JDBC support, SQLJ applets, applications, and stored procedures can be built to contain static SQL and use embedded SQL statements that are bound to a DB2 database. SQLJ applications use JDBC as a foundation for tasks, such as connecting to databases and handling SQL errors, but also contain embedded static SQL statements in separate SQLJ source files.

The following major components make up the database management utilities: Administration Administrative utilities are used to help manage the database server, database objects, and data. Several of the utilities that are available with MySQL can assist with compressing MyISAM tables, managing MyISAM log files, managing and repairing tables, checking user privileges, and converting tables’ storage engine. Backup and recovery Backups can be used for restoring a system crash, for updating hardware, or for replicating a test or development environment.

2 DB2 database objects In this section, we introduce the DB2 objects and their relationships to each other. Figure 1-3 on page 11 shows the fundamental DB2 database objects. 10 MySQL to DB2 Conversion Guide Figure 1-3 DB2 object relationships These are a few major DB2 objects: Instances A DB2 instance represents the database management system. It controls how data is manipulated and manages system resources assigned to it. Each instance is a complete, fairly independent environment, containing all the database partitions defined for a given parallel database system.

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