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Henrik Loeser: Thoughts on IT, Life, DB2, and More

IT Professional (IBM), Information Management Architect / DB2 pureXML / Database Kernel Developer, spent 7 years living in California (Bay Area), now back in Germany, living in a passive house in Friedrichshafen

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Combining Db2 and Cloud Object StorageDb2 and Cloud Storagehappily combinedSince a while, Db2 has built-in support to directly access Cloud Object Storage (COS) like Amazon S3 and IBM COS (Softlayer / IBM Bluemix IaaS). It allows to perform backups (and restores :) as well as data load operations to and from the cloud. Phil Nelson wrote…
Secure Your Db2 Data Base - Using Trusted ContextsDb2 Security - Trusted ContextYou have that new app, maybe even in the cloud, with that user needing read and write access to the database? Don't want to open the floodgates for that favorite users? Ok, here is a way to secure your Db2 data and still provide that access. Even if that sounds impossib…
Introduction to Cloud App Security - Part 2(This is a continuation from part 1 of this introduction to Cloud App Security.) Providing a secure app or application is a fundamental requirement. This is especially true in a cloud environment. In my post about "Securing Workloads on the IBM Cloud" I discussed the various layers that realize secu…
Introduction to Cloud App Security - Part 1Security for Cloud AppsProviding a secure app or application is a fundamental requirement. This is especially true in a cloud environment. In my post about "Securing Workloads on the IBM Cloud" I discussed the various layers that realize secure cloud computing. Today, I want to focus solely on apps …
Db2 Quiz: Oh what files!?Today, it is time for another Db2-related quiz. Take a look at the screenshot below. What do you see, what is it?Db2 QuizNeed a hint? The quiz is related to my upcoming presentations at the IDUG and DB2 Aktuell conferences.
Db2 Catalog - A Guided TourThe title of this blog entry is how I have named a new presentation I am currently preparing. It hope that this tour will provide fun and many useful insights into understanding the Db2 catalog and make better use of it.New data for the Db2 Catalog?!What is an empty database? How did the entries for…
Best practices for lively chatbotsTJBot as lively chatbotMore and more chatbots are being developed and there are good reasons for it. Not all chatbot projects succeed. Often, missing user acceptance is stated. The dialog system might not have hit the nerve, might not have fitted into the target environment. Would you talk with a fr…
Chatbots: Testing ContextsWatson Conversation Tool in actionSome weeks ago I blogged about a tool I wrote for the IBM Watson Conversation Service (WCS). It allows you to manage your conversation workspaces from the command line and to test dialogs. Yesterday, I added a new feature to it that helps me (and you) to examine and…
IBM Marketing and DB2, Db2 and dashDBIBM Cloud with Bluemix: DB2, Db2, dashDBThis week I am going to acknowledge that I have been with IBM for 16 years. Looking back, everything might seem brighter and better than it was. However, I remember working in great teams, interesting and challenging projects, many successes and some failures …
More Tips and Tricks for Building ChatbotsChatbot ArchitectureYou build your first chatbot and it is working ok. Did you know that you can make chatbots even more interactive? That you can access conversation metadata and application variables inside the dialog nodes? You can even use predicates to tailor output to the usage scenario. As a …