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The DB2Night Show #87: DB2 LUW Reducing CPU and I/O Consumption

June 29, 2012, 4:01 pm
Posted by scott in DB2 LUW
Andrew Endicott

Special Guest: Andrew Endicott, DBA Manager, Cardinal Health

DB2 LUW Performance Tuning: Reducing CPU and I/O, Achieving Performance Gains, while lowering IT Infrastructure Costs

In our Season #3 finale, Scott Hayes was joined by Andrew Endicott, DBA Manager at Cardinal Health, for a lively discussion about DB2 LUW Performance Tuning. Andrew described how he has helped his organization avoid costly hardware and license upgrades while improving quality of service for his user community. Remarkably, all of this has been achieved while doubling the size of his SAP footprint and without adding any head count. How did Andrew achieve all this? Watch and learn...


Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

Andrew and I covered a lot of ground during this show. Index structures, access paths, leaf scans, SQL workload analysis, tuning SAP, reducing CPUs, reducing and eliminating I/O, sample SQL analysis commands, solid state disk, table I/O analysis, when to REORG a table (without using REORGCHK), Index Design, Indexes to Drop, Clustering Indexes, Response Time and Time Spent analysis, SQL commands to find table and index scans, and more. Several case studies of the methods and techniques where shown. In just 75 minutes, this show is a complete primer on DB2 LUW tuning best practices!

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