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Chapter 7. Scaling
In this chapter we discuss scalability in the DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment.
Much of this topic has broader application to any DB2 partitioned or clustered
environment, but the DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment architectures lend
themselves particularly well to quickly building high-performance clustered
database systems with a fast return on investment.
We begin with a general discussion of scalability, and provide some guidance to
assist you in planning for the growth of your business and the growth of your
We then examine a number of scaling strategies in more detail with an emphasis
on horizontal scaling (scale-out).
Finally we walk you through the steps involved in scaling your database.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Introduction to scalability