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This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses how to optimize the IBM System Storage™ N
series products with some of the major commercially available databases available to
customers today. Topics include installation, performance, monitoring, and management
when using the IBM System Storage N series with IBM DB2®, Microsoft® SQL, and Oracle®.
We also cover best practices and tips for using the IBM System Storage N series with these
major database applications.
The team that wrote this IBM Redbooks publication
This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the
International Technical Support Organization, Poughkeepsie Center.
Alex Osuna is a Project Leader with the International Technical Support Tucson Center. He
writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide on all areas of storage. Alex has been
in the I/T field for over 27 years and specialized the majority of the those years in storage
hardware and software in areas of field engineering, field support, development, early ship
programs, performance analysis, and education. He holds over 10 certifications from IBM
Microsoft and Red Hat.
Arthur Li is an IBM certified DB2 UDB Solutions Expert with the DB2 UDB Advanced Support
team at the IBM Toronto Lab, Canada. He has been with the IBM Database Technologies
organization since 2000 and specializes in the areas of connectivity, connection
pooling/concentrator, security, federated database access, and Query Patroller. Arthur holds
a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Sanjay Adhikary is a Senior System Analyst handling cross platform databases for the IBM
STC project. He is an Oracle Certified DBA, IBM certified DB2UDB DBA and a Microsoft
Certified Solutions Developer. He has 11 years of total IT experience out of which 7 years as
a core Database administrator. He is a post graduate in Business Management from NMIMS
Claudio Alves De Oliveira is a Senior Database Administrator (DBA) handling cross
platform databases for the GCM-CRM project at ABM Amro Bank. He is certified as a
Microsoft Certified professional DBA and IBM certified DB2 UDB DBA for UNIX®, Linux®,
and Windows®. He is post graduate in Information Systems from Fundação Santo André with
15 years of total experience in the IT industry and six years focused on Database
Roger E. Sanders is a Senior Manager - IBM Alliance Engineering with Network
Appliance™, Inc. He has been designing and developing databases and database
applications for more than 20 years and has worked with DB2 Universal Database™ and its
predecessors since it was first introduced on the IBM PC (as part of OS/2® 1.3 Extended
Edition). He has written articles for IDUG Solutions Journal and Certification Magazine,
authored DB2 tutorials for the IBM developerWorks® Web site, presented at several
International DB2 User's Group (IDUG) and regional DB2 User's Group (RUG) conferences,
taught classes on DB2 Fundamentals and Database Administration (DB2 8.1 for Linux, UNIX,
and Windows), and is the author of nine books on DB2 and one book on ODBC. Roger is also
a member of the DB2 Certification Exam development team and the author of a regular
column (Distributed DBA) in DB2 Magazine.
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Mika Nikolopoulou is an Information Management Technical Sales Representative for New
York/New Jersey Metropolitan area out of New York. She holds the IBM Senior IT Specialist
Certification. Mika has been in the database technical field for over 12 years and specializes
in Very Large Databases (VLDB), Performance and Tuning, High Availability, Federated
databases, and Business Intelligence architecture. She is IBM Certified in DB2 UDB
Advanced Administration and Business Intelligence Solutions and holds seven IBM DB2 UDB
Product Certifications. She holds a Bachelor and a Masters Degree with Honors in Computer
Engineering from University of Patras, Greece and a Masters Degree in Business
Administration from the Stern Business School, New York University.
Figure 0-1 The Team Arthur Li, Alex Osuna, Roger Sanders, Mika Nikolopoulou, Claudio Alves De
Oliveira, Sanjay Adhikary
Thanks to the following Network Appliance personnel for their contributions to this project:
Eric Barrett, Bikash R. Choudhury