Ask the Expert

Optimum storage configuration for OLTP mode

Using DB2 UDB running on UNIX, how would I set up a storage configuration for optimum performance when in OLTP mode?

Requires Free Membership to View

Without knowing more about your applications performance characteristics and service requirements along with what type of storage you have, a specific recommendation would not be appropriate. However in general, look to spread your database files and objects including log files, journals, indices and tables across different volumes to avoid bottlenecks and contention.

For write intensive applications, RAID 0+1 is a good fit and for I/O or transaction intensive files and objects, solid state disk can be a good fit. If you have not already done so, check out the various IBM Redbooks and RedPapers pieces where you can find in-depth articles on configuring storage for DB2/UDB on UNIX for different types of storage.

This was first published in January 2007

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: