Software requirements for using the SQL tuning features

The SQL tuning features of Db2 Developer Extension require additional software. The software that you need depends on the SQL tuning features that you want to use.

  • To use only the base set of SQL tuning features, you need the Database Services Expansion Pack component of Db2 Accessories Suite 4.2, which is a no-charge add-on for Db2 for z/OS, and SQL Tuning Services APAR PH42944. The base set of SQL tuning features include:

    • Statistics Advisor
    • Visual Explain
    • Capture Query Environment
  • To use all available SQL tuning features, you need Db2 Query Workload Tuner for z/OS 6.1. These features include:

    • Access Path Advisor
    • Access Path Comparison
    • Index Advisor
    • Query Rewrite Advisor
    • SQL Annotator
    • Statistics Advisor
    • Visual Explain
    • Capture Query Environment

For instructions for enabling the SQL tuning features of Db2 Developer Extension, see Installing and configuring SQL Tuning Services.