Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Product Strategy
Technical Benefits Overview

Chapter 2 Ease-of-Use

Database Administration

Chapter 3 Performance

Database Server Architecture
Server Architecture Benefits
The Database Cache
Cleanup Handling
Stored Routines
Triggers
SQL Optimizer
Secondary Indices
Transaction Management
Storage Structures

Chapter 4 Security

Integrity
Access Security
Backup and Recovery

Chapter 5 24 x 7 Operation

Resilience
Product Quality

Chapter 6 Openness

SQL
JDBC
ODBC
Web-based Database Applications
ActiveX
Client/Server - Heterogeneous Environments
Data Types
Platforms

Index