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DB2 for z/OS database administration


At the end of this course, the participant will:

  • have a clear overview of the very versatile tasks of a DBA in DB2;
  • have a thorough technical insight into the physical and logical structure of the different objects in DB2;
  • have learned to translate a logical data model into a physical database in test/acceptance/production environments;
  • have practical skills to define and prepare procedures for the management of the databases.

Main topics

  • PART 1: Database Implementation
  • Overview of the versatile tasks of a DBA.
  • Physical design and implementation of DB2 objects:
  • DB2 object definition: decision rules
  • Possibilities for the implementation of a logical design: referential integrity (primary/foreign keys), check constraints, triggers, sequence objects, identity columns, distinct types, XML, LOBs, views and MQTs; index and tablespace design; table partitioning
  • schema evolution: possibilities of ALTER; pending changes
  • implementing a test environment: DDL • test data • statistics
  • preparing for migration
  • prepare the database for performance analysis (but see also course DB2 for z/OS SQL performance)
  • Access control to DB2 objects:
  • scenarios for efficient security management and auditing requirements
  • details regarding the different possibilities: owner-, role-, multilevel-, or object-based; trusted context; "separate security" possibilities (incl. row permissions and column masks)
  • plans, packages, and bind & rebind options
  • The Catalog and the Directory:
  • contents • usage • management
  • effective use of the real-time statistics
  • PART 2: Database maintenance & integrity control
  • Data Utilities:
  • Using utilities: DB2I & JCL • listdef and templates • exec sql • tablespace sets • terminate and restart
  • online reorg • load & unload • check data & check index • rebuild • runstats & stospace
  • Related aspects:
  • dynamic allocation of datasets (with or without SMS)
  • (re)partitioning of tables; moving data to other volumes
  • use of data compression
  • possibilities of and potential problems with foreign keys
  • PART 3: Database recovery
  • Internal physical structure of DB2 data objects:
  • tablespaces and indexspaces, partitions; page sets and fan sets; VSAM; BSDS
  • DB2 backup and recovery utilities & service aids:
  • using utilities & service aids to backup, recover & verify integrity of data
  • inspect and copy the contents of DB2 datasets or selective pages
  • point-in-time recovery and disaster recovery: best practices

Intended for

New database administrators and other users occupied with (part of) the tasks of a DBA.

Database administrators of DB2 who want a refresh, specifically regarding new possibilities in versions 10 and 11.


Sufficient practical experience with DB2 (see course DB2 for z/OS fundamentals course).

Training method

Theory with ample room for practical exercises.

Course leader

Peter Vanroose.


4 days.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
10 Oct4NWoerden  (NL)2100 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
18 Dec4?Leuven  (BE)2100 EUR  (excl. VAT) 

Global score

4.0/5 (based on 105 evaluations)


Le cours m'a permis d'avoir une idée plus précise des mécanismes utilisés dans DB2 et ainsi, je l'espère, mieux maîtriser les effets de chaques opérations appliquées sur le sous système DB2. (, )
Wellicht had ik teveel voorkennis, de theorie was wel degelijk onderwezen, maar de praktijk op basis ervan, kan soms moeilijk worden gelinkt. (, )
confrom de afspraken en verwachtingen (, )
zeer nuttig en leerzaam (, )
Excellent course (, )
De cursus heldert voor een ontwikkelaar DBA-aspecten op. Dat kan resulteren in een beter ontwerp. (, )
goede weergave van de verwachting. goede interactie (, )
Heel veel stof in korte tijd, wel heel nuttig als extra kennis. (, )
Deze cursus was heel goed qua inhoud, ik denkt vier dagen waren kort. Misschien 5 dag was goed genoeg. (, )
We hebben de cursus wat kunnen sturen omdat alleen wij (SD) aanwezig waren. (, )

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