New to DB2 UDB -- Getting started with DB2 UDB

New to DB2 : DB2 basics

DeveloperWorks : DB2

DB2 : Technical library

DB2 Technical library view

DB2 SQL Cookbook

DB2 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for DBA's and System Programmers


IBM DB2 Information Management Software , DB2 Universal Database V8.2 Software Download
Admin fixpacks for windows (FTP) , DB2 fix packs (ALL) , DB2 FIXPAK for x86 (AMD & INTEL)


ONLINE Magzines / Resources

DB2 Magazine 
DBA Central
DBAzine.com: DB2
Online DB2 Help
DB2 Info Centre
DB2 Manuals
IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows - Support - Version 7 Manuals
IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows - Support - Version 8 Manuals

DB2 UDB Administration Fastpath courses

DB2 UDB Administration Fastpath Course for Version 8 (CT28D) Downloads 

Leveraging your Oracle 9i skills to learn DB2 UDB for Linux, UNIX and Windows V8
DB2 Universal Database versus Oracle data movement


DB2 Tutorials

DeveloperWorks : : Webcasts
An Expert's Guide to DB2 Technology:Finding long running queries and long lock waits
Best practices for tuning DB2 UDB v8.1 and its databases
Database Journal The Knowledge Center for DB2 Professionals
IBM - Data Links Manager Administration Guide and Reference Version 8 Release 1 (SC27-1221-01)
IBM DB2 Universal Database Problem Determination Tutorial Series - DB2 Information Management
DB2 Pipeline - Quest Software's Information Portal for DB2


IBM Redbooks DB2 Search Results
IBM Redbooks DB2 Performance Expert for Multiplatforms V2
IBM Redbooks DB2 UDB Evaluation Guide for Linux and Windows
IBM Redbooks DB2 UDB for z-OS Version 8 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know... and More
IBM Redbooks DB2 Version 2 Planning Guide for Database Administrator
IBM Redbooks IBM DB2 for AIX and SAP R-3 Administration Guide
IBM Redbooks IBM Redbooks AIX, UNIX, and IBM eServer p5 and pSeries Collection
IBM Software - DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows - Product Overview
IBM Software - DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows - Support
iSeries Information Center

DB2 Certification & Education

Pearson Education - DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Certification Exam 703 Study Guide
Resources Technical Topics
Training quick finder -- Training and Certification
IBM Certified Database Associate – DB2 Universal Database V8.1 Family
Tutorials DB2 (Version 8) Family Fundamentals Preparation
Tutorials DB2 UDB (Version 8) DBA Certification (Exam 701) Preparation
IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.1 database administration certification study pack


EMS DB2 Data Import Download
EMS DB2 Data Import Download Page Import data from MS Excel, MS Access, DBF, TXT and CSV files to DB2 tables.
DBA InfoPower Powerful Database Insight
SourceForge.net: Project Info - WinSCP
Perl programming with DB2 Universal Database
Learn how to write simple Perl programs that extract or manipulate data stored in DB2 UDB. You will go from the simple task of selecting a row from a database into a Perl program, to more advanced topics, including dealing with large objects and invoking stored procedures.
Using DB2 routines to ease migration
Migrating to DB2 from another relational database management system (RDBMS)? Here are some routines that will help you easily migrate some frequently-used functionality in other database products.

DB2 Security Tutorials

DB2 UDB security, Part 1: Understand how user and group accounts interact with DB2 UDB
Learn about the different user and group accounts that are needed to install and work with DB2 UDB for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Version 8.2. This article also introduces the DB2 UDB security model, including user authentication, user and group authorization, and super users.
DB2 UDB security, Part 2: Understand the DB2 Universal Database security plug-ins
Learn about the DB2 UDB security plug-ins, a new feature introduced in version 8.2. This article explains what the security plug-ins accomplish and teaches you how to enable and write your own security plug-ins.
DB2 UDB security, Part 3: Security plug-ins using the GSS-API security mechanisms (SPKM / LIPKEY)
Use the new GSS-API security mechanisms to customize the DB2 UDB security plug-ins to achieve authentication based on public key technology.
DB2 UDB security, Part 4: Understand how authorities and privileges are implemented in DB2 UDB
A series of articles about IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (DB2 UDB) V8.2 security features would not be complete without a discussion of the different administrative authority levels and privileges. This article is the fourth part of a series that examines the security features available in DB2 UDB V8.2. It reviews the different administrative authority levels and privileges available in DB2 UDB and how they can be granted to and revoked from user and group accounts.
DB2 UDB security, Part 5: Understand the DB2 audit facility
One of the lesser known but powerful components of DB2 UDB is the audit facility. The audit facility is an invaluable resource for security-conscious DBAs that need to monitor database events such as failed access attempts, database object modifications, and user validation with minimal effort. Learn about the DB2 audit facility, its purpose, how to use and configure it with the db2audit command, and get tips for using it effectively.

DB2 Performance Tuning

Tune SQL procedures—Tips & Tricks for Fast SQL Procedures

Your Headquarters of How-To for DB2 -- DB2 Performance Tuning

DB2 memory and file cache performance tuning on Linux
Lock avoidance in DB2 UDB V8
Single Click Diagnostic Collection
Technical . DB2AdministrationOverview
Technical . GroundZero
Application development with DB2 UDB
UDB: Backup Image Size & Used Pages Size 
DB2 Tools Courses --DB2 Tools Courses
DB2 on AIX preinstall steps
DB2 Universal Database for Linux - DB2 Information Management
Now you can combine the power of Linux with the world's most trusted database for e-business, IBM's DB2 Universal Database! DB2 UDB for Linux provides: security, performance monitoring, connection monitoring, simplified connection configuration, SmartGuides for performance analysis and tuning, centralized client configuration, and high data availability.
db2pd -- A simple built in tool for DBA's in V8.2

Planning for DB2 Updation::

Get a smooth upgrade to DB2 UDB FixPack 10
IBM - DB2 UDB Version 8 Database Update Roadmap - db2updv8 command
This document will help you navigate through the available information and resources related to updating the system catalogs in a DB2® Universal Database™ (DB2 UDB) database using the db2updv8 command.
IBM - Featured documents for DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX and Windows
This list features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to DB2® Universal Database™ (DB2 UDB) for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows®. The list will be updated periodically to reflect new trends and issues.
IDUG: International DB2 Users Group
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