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Preface - Pg. ix

Preface IBM® DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® has long been known for its technology leadership. The IBM DB2 SQL Skin feature for applications that are compatible with Sybase ASE (IBM DB2 SSacSA), offered in DB2 9.7, provides a revolutionary approach to switch to DB2. The IBM DB2 SSacSA feature is an enablement technology that immediately equips most Sybase ASE applications to run against DB2, usually with little to no up front conversion work required. This approach minimizes the costs and risks of a traditional migration. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we discuss the considerations and methodology for transitioning from Sybase to DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, addressing the basic topic areas of data, applications, and administration. We also describe the IBM DB2 SSacSA architecture and give information about the no charge IBM Data Movement Tool that helps you move database objects and data from Sybase to DB2. This book is for anyone who is interested or will be involved in Sybase to DB2 conversion. It contains application enablement and database performance tuning considerations and tips. With this information, you can plan your transition and its requirements in an orderly and cost effective manner.