Learn about the databases included with IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal.
Lotus Quickr stores a variety of information in databases. When installing Lotus Quickr, the procedure that you follow is affected both by your choice of database software and by when you choose to integrate the database software into the installation process.
When installing Lotus Quickr, you can choose one of the following general approaches for your database software:
- Install Lotus Quickr with the default DB2® database. This is the simplest approach, as it makes use of the database that is provided with Lotus Quickr and is supported by the default configuration.
- Install Lotus Quickr directly to an Oracle database. This approach requires that you have the Oracle database software already installed in your environment.
- Install Lotus Quickr with the default database and then transfer the database information to another database at a later time. This installation approach enables you to begin working with Lotus Quickr even if you have not yet installed the database software or simply just prefer to wait before integrating the database software into your Lotus Quickr environment. For more information on using a different database, refer to Planning for databases.
Planning for databases: qp85
By default, IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal installs and uses IBM DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server Edition. Installing with DB2 lets you quickly get Lotus Quickr installed and running in a production-level environment. Before using the product extensively, learn the benefits and limitations of using DB2.
Determining what data to transfer: qp85
You can transfer data from any supported database type to any supported database type. You can choose to transfer a single domain or multiple domains. To maximize availability, data may be distributed across multiple databases and shared between multiple lines of production.
Planning for DB2: qp85
This section provides information to give the database administrator an overall picture of Lotus Quickr database requirements.
Planning for a remote DB2 database: qp85
This section is required if you are using a remoteDB2 database.
Planning for Oracle: qp85
You can install directly to the Oracle database, or install to the default database and transfer to the Oracle database later. For either method, you must first prepare an Oracle database.
Parent topic: Planning considerations: qp85