7.1. DB2 Database Objects: The Big Picture

A database is a collection of database objects, and you can create it in one or more database partitions. A database partition, as its name implies, is part of a database. We discuss these concepts in more detail in the next sections; for now, we introduce you to the DB2 database objects. Figure 7.1 illustrates these objects in a database created in a single-partition environment (database partition 0). The database objects are described next.

  • A partition group is a logical object representing a collection of database partitions. In a single-partition environment, partition groups are not relevant; however, in multi-partition environments, a partition group facilitates the work of a database administrator, ...

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