The DB2Night Show Episode #11: DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates

In our eleventh show, special guest John Hornibrook, Manager, Query Optimization Development DB2 for Linux, UNIX, & Windows, IBM Canada shared with us details of enhancements to the DB2 Optimizer in DB2 9.7 GA and Fixpack 1. The list of enhancements is very impressive! Watch this show to learn more...

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Episode 11, 2010 Jan 29, DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates with John Hornibrook (54MB)

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A Shameless Marketing Moment

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  • Click 3: We isolated the SQL statements that were causing the database to be CPU bound
  • Click 4: We Explained the SQL statement having the highest aggregate CPU cost and determined that a high quality index was needed
  • Click 5: We passed the high CPU cost statement to the IBM Design Advisor and received validation - a second opinion if you will - that the index we thought was needed was indeed needed, and that the proposed index would provide a tremendous CPU cost reduction.
THAT'S IT - JUST FIVE MOUSE CLICKS to identify, isolate, and resolve a performance problem! We could have done it in just three clicks but didn't want to show off! icon_biggrin

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Cheers,
Your host,
Scott Hayes