2.3. The DB2 Environment

Several items control the behavior of your database system. We first describe the DB2 environment on a single-partition database, and in section 2.6, Database Partitioning Feature, we expand the material to include concepts relevant to a multipartition database system (we don't want to overload you with information not required at this stage in the chapter).

Figure 2.3 provides an overview of the DB2 environment. Consider the following when you review this figure:

  • The figure may look complex, but don't be overwhelmed by first impressions! Each item in the figure will be discussed in detail in the following sections.

  • Since we reference Figure 2.3 throughout this chapter, we strongly recommend that you bookmark page31 . ...

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