The DB2Night Show #14: Crunching the Numbers and DB2 STMM

In our 14th show, show host Scott Hayes, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and Information Management Champion, performed a deep dive into analyzing DB2 Snapshot numbers for a production DB2/Linux 9.7 database located in the UK. This database had STMM turned on, so we did a tangential LIVE demonstration on DB2's Self Tuning Memory Manager. Discover the real truths. Our findings might surprise or shock you...
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Episode 14, 2010 Mar 12, Crunching the Snapshot Numbers on DB2 9.7 and STMM Demonstration

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