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Managing IBM Database 2 buffers to maximize performance

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2 Author(s)
Teng, J.Z. ; IBM General Products Division, Santa Teresa Laboratory, P.O. Box 50020, San Jose, California 95150, USA ; Gumaer, R.A.

The relational data base system, IBM Database 2 (DB2), has a component that manages data buffering. This paper describes the design considerations of the Buffer Manager and the tradeoffs involved in managing the allocation of DB2 buffers to maximize performance.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 2 )