Extend Your Skills to DB2


Access these resources and learn how to leverage existing PL/SQL and other database experience to DB2 in a way that is fast and easy.
Extend Your Skills to DB2 Anytime
This new online workshop leverages existing PL/SQL and other database experience to DB2 in a way that is fast and easy.  Now with an online learning option, you can extend your professional skills an hour at the time as it fits with your schedule.

Getting Started with DB2 Application Development
Learn how easy it is to get started on DB2 application development.  This e-book includes topics such as using DB2 Express-C, writing SQL statements, working with open source tools and more. Part of a full e-kit designed for fast, easy DB2 learning.


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Comparing DBA Productivity: An Oracle / DB2 Task Complexity Analysis
A must read, this study dives into six common DBA administration task areas, showing quantitatively that DB2 offers simpler administration and helps achieve time savings as compared to Oracle Database.

Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made Easier than Ever Before
New IBM DB2 features make compatibility easy. In this guide, you’ll learn about native support for PL/SQL, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQL*Plus, data movement tools, best practices and more - all designed to improve your ability to run applications on both DB2 and Oracle platforms. Guide is part of a full e-kit designed for fast, easy DB2 learning.

Break Free with DB2 9.7: A Tour of Cost-Slashing New Features
Learn about DB2 in technical terms.  This e-book covers, new compression features, extensive automation features, the DB2 Workload Manager, DB2 security, XML support, PL/SQL compatibility and ease-of-learning features.  You'll love the technical detail, including "how it works" sections.

IBM DB2 Express-C and Data Studio software
Download the free IBM DB2 Express-C community edition, which can be used in production or development and can be embedded or distributed.  Then, download Data Studio, an integrated administration environment that also includes tools for DB2, Informix, Oracle, and Sybase.  The IBM DB2 e-kit link provides a series of materials to get started.Download the free IBM DB2 Express-C community edition, which can be used in production or development and can be embedded or distributed.  Then, download Data Studio, an integrated administration environment that also includes tools for DB2, Informix, Oracle, and Sybase.  The IBM DB2 e-kit link provides a series of materials to get  started.