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NonStop SQL/MP Database Management (U4180)

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HP NonStop SQL/MP environment

  • Processes, structure, and objects of the HP NonStop SQL/MP environment
  • Locating the SQL/MP system catalog
  • Determining the number and location of SQL/MP catalogs on a system
  • Identifying and locating the objects registered in an SQL/MP database
  • Related products and additional tables they can create in the SQL/MP system catalog
  • Lab Exercise (30 minutes)
  • HP NonStop SQL/MP Environment
  • Locate the system catalog
  • Locate all user catalogs on a system
  • Identify the objects in the PERSNL database and their dependent objects
  • Identify what SQL/MP processes you have running for your session
  • Create a user catalog

Installation and version management

  • Identifying the system requirements for HP NonStop SQL/MP
  • Installation and initialization process of SQL/MP software
  • Version management for SQL/MP objects
  • Managing the migration of SQL/MP from one HP NonStop Kernel operating system release to another
  • Compatibility of SQL/MP software versions within a network
  • Lab Exercise (30 minutes)
  • Installation and Version Management
  • Identify the versions of HP NonStop SQL/MP, the catalog, and several objects on your system

Creating HP NonStop SQL/MP database objects

  • Planning and creating NonStop SQL/MP database objects
  • Performance considerations and guidelines for creating SQL/MP database objects
  • Query metadata for the SQL/MP objects that have been created
  • Lab Exercise (1.5 hours)
  • Creating SQL/MP Database Objects

Copying, loading, appending, reorganizing, and converting data

  • Converting an Enscribe database to a NonStop SQL/MP database
  • Use the COPY utility to load, extract, or display data
  • Using the LOAD or APPEND utilities to load data
  • Re-organizing data in key-sequenced tables and indexes
  • Archiving data from the database
  • Checking the referential integrity of the database
  • Lab Exercise (1 hour)
  • Using Copy, Load and Append Utilities
  • Lab Exercise (40 minutes)
  • Reorganizing Data
  • Lab Exercise (40 minutes)
  • Converting an Enscribe Database to an SQL/MP Database

DataLoader/MP

  • How DataLoader/MP can be used to load and maintain database data
  • Components of DataLoader/MP (main logic, library routines, and user exits)
  • Building customized DataLoader/MP processes
  • Running DataLoader/MP processes
  • Creating DataLoader/MP processes to load the data given a data loading scenario

Updating NonStop SQL/MP statistics

  • NonStop SQL/MP statistics
  • Statistics for partitioned tables
  • How the optimizer uses statistics to calculate selectivity for predicates
  • How to update statistics
  • When to update statistics
  • Testing the impact of updating statistics in a test environment or the production environment
  • Querying the catalog for statistical information
  • Copying the production system statistics to the development system
  • Statistics performance degradation
  • Lab Exercise (30 minutes)
  • Updating SQL/MP Statistics

Managing NonStop SQL/MP embedded programs

  • Explicit compilation and automatic recompilation of NonStop SQL/MP programs
  • SQL/MP program run-time environment
  • Compiling COBOL and C embedded SQL programs in the Guardian and Open System Services (OSS) environments using native and non-native compilers
  • SQL/MP compiler options
  • Creating, implementing, and testing a compilation strategy for an SQL/MP program
  • Determining what actions make an SQL/MP program invalid
  • Detecting invalid SQL/MP programs
  • Detecting auto-recompiling SQL/MP programs
  • Lab Exercise (45 minutes)
  • Managing SQL/MP Embedded Programs
  • Plan and implement different compiler options using two scenarios

Altering NonStop SQL/MP database objects

  • Altering NonStop SQL/MP objects and the impact to the database environment
  • Methods for partitioning tables and indexes
  • SQL/MP Format 2 Enabled objects and Format 1 and Format 2 partitions
  • Lab Exercise (45 minutes)
  • Altering SQL/MP Database Objects

Moving NonStop SQL/MP database objects

  • Process for moving NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Methods to move SQL/MP objects (Re-create and Load, ALTER MOVE, DUP, Backup and Restore)
  • Lab Exercise 9.1 (30 minutes)
  • Moving SQL/MP Database Objects
  • Lab Exercise 9.2 (30 minutes)
  • Moving SQL/MP Embedded Programs

Removing NonStop SQL/MP database objects

  • Removing NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Removing objects using the DROP command and PURGE and CLEANUP utilities
  • Removing data from a table or a partition of a table using PURGEDATA utility
  • Dropping a partition of a table using ALTER TABLE É DROP PARTITION
  • Dropping a partition of an index using ALTER INDEX É DROP PARTITION
  • TACL GOAWAY command
  • Lab Exercise (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Removing SQL/MP Database Objects

Managing database protection and recovery

  • NonStop Transaction Manager/MP (TM/MP) methods of protection and recovery
  • TM/MP considerations for NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Protecting SQL/MP database with TM/MP
  • Online dump strategy
  • Recovery strategy
  • TM/MP recovery of SQL/MP objects and their catalog
  • TM/MP recovery of SQL/MP objects without recovering their catalog
  • Using licensed copy of SQLCI2 to insert, update, or delete metadata

Backing up and restoring NonStop SQL/MP database objects

  • File-mode BACKUP and RESTORE options that can be used with NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Developing protection strategies with the BACKUP and RESTORE utilities for SQL/MP objects
  • Volume-mode options of the BACKUP and RESTORE utilities
  • Using the tape simulator program to implement BACKUP and RESTORE options
  • Possible causes for objects becoming unusable
  • Locating unusable objects
  • Removing unusable objects
  • Identifying the appropriate tools to make objects usable
  • Using the simulator program to implement Backup and Restore options
  • Lab Exercise (Optional, 45 minutes)
  • Backing Up and Restoring SQL/MP Database Objects

Managing NonStop SQL/MP database security

  • Process for securing the Nonstop SQL/MP environment
  • Authorization requirements for SQL/MP operations
  • SQL/MP security commands and utilities
  • SQL/MP protection views
  • NonStop Kernel security and the Safeguard product security characteristics
  • Security for the production and development environment
  • Lab Exercise (1 hour)
  • Managing SQL/MP Database Security

Tools for monitoring performance

  • Performance tools: SQLCI, Measure product, Tandem Performance Data Collector (TPDC), and basic guidelines for monitoring performance

Disk process (DP2) performance enhancements

  • Methods to enhance the performance of the disk process

Managing sorts

  • Sorts available to NonStop SQL/MP
  • Managing sort processes to control system resources
  • Configuring serial and parallel sort operations

Controlling NonStop SQL/MP processes

  • Controlling the impact of NonStop SQL/MP processes on performance
 

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