The DB2Night Show #185: Monitoring IBM BigSQL - Similarities to DB2 LUW

Nailah Bissoon, Performance Architect, IBM BigSQL, IBM Canada

Special Guest: Nailah Bissoon, Performance Architect, IBM BigSQL

Monitoring IBM BigInsights BigSQL
How does it compare to monitoring DB2 LUW?

100% of our audience learned something! Your cheese is moving! Someday, if not already, you may be asked to monitor the performance of IBM BigSQL. As you'll learn in this replay, there are a few differences and many similarities to monitoring DB2 LUW. Nailah provided a fantastic comparison of DB2 LUW and BigSQL, their architectures, how they work, and how to monitor both- complete with examples and useful SQL! Enjoy...


Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

As with show #184 on the future of DB2 LUW, again 100% of our audience learned something! That tells you something right there! These are exciting times to be a DB2 professional! DB2 technology, the CAE, is invading (or being embraced by) many new IBM offerings including BigInsights BigSQL. This makes brilliant sense!

After learning from Nailah, I found myself thinking "No problem, I've got this! Monitoring BigSQL will be easy!" So, if you know DB2 LUW monitoring, fear not! Your knowledge is highly transferrable to BigSQL!

Buzzword Bingo - Here are some things you'll learn about!

Review of DB2 LUW concepts, Hadoop overview, BigSQL Architecture Overview, BigSQL Performance Monitoring, type of tablespaces, use of bufferpools, STMM, runstats, the ANALYZE command, DPF database partitioning, HDFS the Hadoop File System, HDFS Name Nodes, HDFS Data Nodes, IBM Open Platform (IOP), Hive, How BigSQL uses DB2 DPF alongside HDFS, use of tempspaces, BigSQL Scheduler, BigSQL I/O Engines, Native I/O FMP, Java I/O FMP, Analyze utility is the "runstats" of BigSQL, use db2exfmt for Explains, Hash Joins preferred over Nested Loop joins, new MON_GET Hadoop metrics begin with "ext_table_", eight new "ext_table_" metrics, most MON_GET table functions work with BigSQL, INSTANCE_MEMORY, DB2_CPU_BINDING, and more. IBM Knowledge Center Reference

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Check out these replays covering hot DB2 LUW V11.1 Topics:

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  3. Part 3: DB2 LUW V11.1 Deep Dive on OLTP and pureScale
  4. Part 4: Upgrading to DB2 LUW 11.1 Best Practices!


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