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developerWorks: DB2 Connection Routing Using Linux Load Balancing

“For any database, the first step to accessing data is making a
connection from the client to the server. You may need to establish
connections from clients to your IBM DB2 Universal Database server
across a wide area network or from the Web. If you have many
connections coming in, with the potential for overloading your
network or server at peak times, you may be looking at implementing
a load balancing solution to spread requests across multiple
servers. The flexibility of routing these connections by using
facilities outside of DB2 has many potential applications. This
article discusses one method of routing TCP/IP DB2 connections
using an open source TCP proxy utility called Balance…”


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