Welcome to DB2 Universal Database(TM) for iSeries(TM) information. This information enables you to take advantage of the DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for iSeries database to access and manage server data through an application or a user interface.

As well as providing access to and protection for your data, DB2 UDB for iSeries provides advanced functions such as referential integrity and parallel database processing.

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Administrative topics provide the key "how-to" information for DB2 UDB for iSeries. Included in Administration are commitment control, database backup and recovery, distributed database administration, queries and reports, security, and methods for working with database objects and data.

Commitment control
Commitment control is a function that ensures data integrity. It allows you to define and process a group of changes to resources, such as database files or tables, as a transaction. Commitment control ensures that either the entire group of individual changes occurs on all systems that participate or that none of the changes occurs.

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