IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews

Autonomic features of the IBM DB2 universal database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

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The vast majority of the world's structured data are now stored and managed by relational database management systems (RDBMSs). These systems provide powerful data management capabilities. However, as the power and functionality of these systems has grown, so has the complexity of their administration. In this paper, we show how the IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (DB2 UDB) product has exploited autonomic computing to reduce this administration complexity and become more self-managing. We survey the major autonomic computing features in the DB2 UDB product and describe the benefits, with experimental data in some cases. © 2006 IEEE.