MaxDB

Purpose

MaxDB is SAP’s own relational database system. You can use it in SAP solutions as a less expensive alternative to databases from other vendors.

MaxDB is included in the standard system under the NetWeaver Full Use License.

See also:

Software Information

Downloading the database software and documentation

Documentation

The following table provides an overview of all the documentation that is currently available for the MaxDB database system.

Installation

Installation Manual

Installing, updating and uninstalling the database software; upgrading database instances including software

MaxDB Installation Guide

NetWeaver platform <ABAP | Java> on the <operating_system> with the MaxDB database

Only for SAP customers

Only in English

You can find this guide on the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/installNW2004s. For more information, see SAP Note 767598.

MaxDB Upgrade Guide

Upgrade to MaxDB Version 7.6.00: <UNIX / Windows>

Only for SAP customers

Only in English

You can find this guide on the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/upgradeNW2004s. For more information, see SAP Note 767598.

Basic Information

Concepts of the Database System

Information about the database system, technical system landscape, creating and configuring a database instance, administration, monitoring, performance, troubleshooting, developing database applications

Glossary

Terms used in the database system

You can use the alphabetically arranged glossary as a point of entry to the documentation.

SQL Reference Manual

SQL statements and their syntax, system tables, special features of the SQL mode ORACLE

Messages

List of all error and system messages sorted by message number

MaxDB Security Guide

Recommended security measures for the database system

SAP Technical Operations Manual, Database Administration for MaxDB

Overview of the most important administration tasks for MaxDB in SAP systems.

High Availability for the MaxDB Database

Conditions for guaranteeing the high availability of a MaxDB database instance in an SAP system

Tutorials

Database Administration Tutorial

Describes selected tasks for managing database instances using the Database Manager CLI tool.

SQL Tutorial

Shows examples for the Structured Query Language (SQL) used by the MaxDB database system.

Loader Tutorial

Shows examples for commands of the Loader tool for exporting and importing data.

Tools

Database Manager

Database Manager GUI

Database Manager CLI

Creating and managing database instances

?     Graphical user interface

?     Command line

Database Analyzer

Analysis of the performance of database instances

Loader

Exporting and importing data

Query Tools

SQL Studio

Web SQL Studio

SQLCLI

Querying and editing data with SQL

?     Graphical user interface

?     Web-based user interface

?     Command line

Synchronization Manager

Synchronizing table contents from two or more database instances

Utilities

Event Dispatcher

XCONS

XUSER

X Server

Interfaces

ODBC Manual

Basics and special features of the MaxDB ODBC driver

SQLDBC Manual

SQL database connectivity for developing applications and interfaces for MaxDB

Java Manual

Description of the MaxDB JDBC Driver and programming interfaces for Database Manager and Loader for developing database applications with Java.

Perl Manual

Description of the programming interfaces for SQL, Database Manager and Loader for developing database applications with Perl.

Python Manual

Description of the programming interfaces for SQL, Database Manager and Loader for developing database applications with Python.

PHP Manual

Description of the MaxDB PHP software enhancement for developing database applications with PHP.

WebDAV

Description of how to access a document store in a MaxDB database instance using the MaxDB WebDAV servlet

Backint for MaxDB

Description of the Backint for MaxDB interface for external backup tools

Development

SAP Developer Guide, Developing on Database MaxDB

Developing database applications for MaxDB

Development Environment

Using the development environment for creating MaxDB software from the source code

Web Based Problem Tracking System

Web interface for the Problem Tracking System (PTS) for documenting problems with the database software

Database Administration in CCMS

Database Administration in CCMS: MaxDB

Using the SAP system to analyze and monitor a MaxDB database instance, scheduling actions, alert monitoring