DB2 for i is built into IBM i. Because of the tight integration between DB2 and IBM i, and the unique architecture of IBM i, many of the traditional database-specific administration requirements found on other DBMS's either aren't necessary with DB2 for i, or administered through IBM i facilities.

System i Navigator
Administration of DB2 for i can be achieved through a component shipped with IBM i called System i Navigator (formerly iSeries Navigator). With System i Navigator, you can graphically work with DB2, including:

IBM’s DB2 for i Lab Services team offers an SQL Performance Workshop that teaches you about using Navigator for database performance monitoring and tuning.

IBM i Access Client Solutions consolidates the most commonly used tasks for managing your IBM i into one simplified location. The latest java based version of IBM i Access Client Solutions is available to customers with an IBM i software maintenance contract.

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