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IBM PureData System for Analytics Programming and Usage

Learn how to develop applications for the IBM PureData System for Analytics (PDA) N1001, N2001, and N3001 appliance.

GK# 1860 Vendor# DW585G

$1440 - $3580 USD

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Course Overview


This course is designed to give you an overview of the IBM PureData System for Analytics (PDA) N1001, N2001, and N3001 appliance architecture and provide a working knowledge and understanding of the PDA SQL and development features as well as development best practices. It includes content and labs on the features introduced in NPS 7 including full schema support. The lab environment is an N2002-005 physical appliance.

An on-demand version of this course is also available (2W585G).


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What You'll Learn

  • Develop SQL applications
  • Know how to use various ETL/ELT tools
  • Create databases, tables and schemas
  • Determine distribution methods
  • Set up Clustered Base Tables
  • Load and unload tables
  • Generate statistics
  • Analyze query plans
  • Create materialized views
  • Reclaim unused disk space
  • Program stored procedures


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Classroom Live Outline

1. PureData System for Analytics Overview
2. IBM PDA Architecture
3. NzAdmin, NzPortal and Aginity Workbench
4. Database and tables and schemas
5. Data Distribution
6. Loading and Unloading Tables with external tables
7. nzload
8. Statistics
9. Optimizer and Query Plans
10. Zone maps and Clustered Base Tables (CBT)
11. Materialized Views
12. Transactions
13. Groom
14. Stored Procedures



  • Working knowledge of UNIX or Linux
  • Experience with shell scripting, VI editing, and basic SQL.

Who Should Attend


Application developers and data warehouse analysts who want to develop applications for the IBM PureData System for Analytics (PDA) N1001 and N2001 and N3001 appliance.

Training Exclusives

This course comes with the following benefits:

  • Digital courseware
  • 12 Months of Indexed Virtual Class Recordings
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 4 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 4 day


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