Chapter 2. DB2 at a Glance: The Big Picture

This chapter is like a book within a book: It covers a vast range of topics that will provide you with not only a good introduction to DB2 core concepts and components, but also an understanding of how these components work together and where they fit in the DB2 scheme of things. After reading this chapter you should have a general knowledge of the DB2 architecture that will help you better understand the topics discussed in the next chapters. Subsequent chapters will revisit and expand what has been discussed here.

In this chapter you will learn about the following:

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