The Data Read Rate graph depicts rates for retrieving data pages from the buffer pools in the database over consecutive monitoring intervals. These rates are based on the number of pages read per second. The graph contains the following series:
Logical —Plots the rate of data page read requests directed at the buffer pool.
Physical —Plots the rate at which logical read requests required actual database I/O to get the data pages into the buffer pool first. When the physical read rate is consistently higher than the logical read rate, the buffer pool is not being used effectively.
Sync —Plots the rate of synchronous data reads. When synchronous reads are used to retrieve data pages from the database to put them in the buffer pool, further execution of the query is blocked until these reads are complete. A high synchronous read rate can degrade performance.
The Statistics tab shows the buffer pool read counts used to generate this graph. The names for these statistics begin with either Buffer Pool or I/O. These statistics are derived from the POOL data elements that the DB2 snapshot monitor captures.