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The DB2Night Show #160: Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips with John Hornibrook

June 19, 2015, 5:10 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada

Special Guest: John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada

Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips

100% of our audience learned something! John Hornibrook is one of the top IBM brains behind DB2's optimizer. In this helpful presentation, John shares some invaluable tips for using and understanding DB2's Explain capabilities. You will learn the best ways to create Explain tables, upgrade them, and empty them, how to see actual cardinality values, how to determine if access plans have changed, and much more! Watch and learn...

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

Maybe you think you know about DB2's Explain capabilities, but a lot has been changed and improved in recent releases and fixpacks. Based on our audience's feedback, there's a 100% chance you will expand your knowledge of Explain by watching the replay of this show. Even I learned a few new cool things that I now want to experiment with!

During our show, the question came up "When was PLANID added?" John got back to me and indicated that PLANID, STMTID, and SEMANTIC_ENV_ID were added in 10.5 FP4. So, yes, as usual, it is worthwhile to make sure you are using current fixpack levels! To see a summary of the DB2 LUW 10.5 fixpack goodies (contents), John recommends THIS LINK.

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Episode #160, 19 June 2015, Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips with John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM

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We can't do this will all of our guests, but John has graciously made a PDF of his presentation available. Now you can watch the replay and copy/paste John's SQL examples to give them a try! GET THE PDF.

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