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The Technology Explorer for IBM DB2

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The Technology Explorer (TE) is a light weight, web based console for DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. The Technology Explorer strives to be a teaching tool for all users of DB2. Whether you're just starting to use DB2, or have been for years, there are tutorials for you around many aspects of DB2. Part of what makes the TE such a great teaching tool is that it doesn't just explain to you how a system should act, the Technology Explorer shows you, using your database! The TE has a large number of views that show you how your database is actually behaving. All of the views the TE uses to teach you about DB2 can be used individually, making the TE a very powerful monitoring tool as well.

The Technology Explorer is meant to be a tool for you! You can use it, change it, build it. Everything is defined using XML so you don't need to be a computer scientist to make changes.

The new Data Generator (DG) can be used to create large sets of data that mimic a customer's actual data. The DG can be used in tutorials and demos where a large volume of data is necessary to show performance. The DG can also be used as a standalone tool to test application scaling or for providing sample sets when customer data cannot be distributed, such as confidential information.

The Workload Multiuser Driver (WD) can be used to drive dynamic workloads against your database and can either be used within tutorials and demos or as a seperate tool within the TE. A Java JRE 1.6+ is required as well as an IBM DB2 jcc driver which can be downloaded from the the IBM DB2 jcc driver download site. For instructions on how to install, configure, and use the WMD, please visit the WMD wiki.

Some of the key features of the Technology Explorer are:

  • Is a light weight web based platform for interacting with DB2 Linux, UNIX and Windows servers
  • Is easily expandable and customizable
  • Works with DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Version 9.1, 9.5, 9.7 and 10.1
  • Connects to any DB2 data server using only an IP address
  • Contains a wealth of content to highlight, demonstrate and teach you about some of DB2's core features

See the demo

You can get a taste of the Technology Explorer for IBM DB2 by visiting db2mc.dfw.ibm.com.

Downloading and installing

Technology Explorer for IBM DB2 v4.2 is out!

Please follow Technology Explorer for IBM DB2 v4.2 for download.

The Technology Explorer for IBM DB2 uses:

After you've installed the TE, if you're not sure where to start, try our getting started guide

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