DB2® database product documentation by product version is available by accessing the DB2 Information Center online, downloading the DB2 Information Center, or downloading documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF).
The documentation in the DB2 Information Center is the most current information. The documentation in the DB2 Information Center is updated more frequently than either the PDF manuals or the hard-copy books. Install the latest version of the DB2 Information Center that is available, or refer to the DB2 Information Center available online.
DB2 Information Centers available online and downloads
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DB2 Information Centers updates
For the DB2 Information Center Version 10.5, documentation updates are published regularly. For details, refer to the following Information Center topic:
DB2 database product documentation as PDF manuals
You can download the DB2 database product documentation as PDF manuals from the following locations:
Best practices for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
The Best Practice papers present advice on the most optimal ways you can use DB2 database products to satisfy key business data processing needs. These papers are authored by leading experts in IBM's development and consulting teams, and have been extensively tested.