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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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Location and Intent Matter: Data Privacy vs. US GovernmentSome data is locked awayEarlier this month and last Summer two interesting cases related to data privacy were decided. Both concern US search warrants for email data stored outside the United States of America. In July 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Microso…
Write Your Own CLI Plugins for Bluemix Cloud FoundryREADME for my PluginLast year I blogged about how I am using plugins to extend the Bluemix Cloud Foundry command line interface (CLI). The CLI has a set of commands to manage plugin repositories and to install and uninstall plugins. It is pretty easy to use and there are some useful plugins availabl…
Carnival: Even DB2 Wears a Mask (Database Security)Data Privacy and SecurityRight now we are in the hot phase of the carnival season. Many people are wearing masks. Some move into other characters, some just hide their real identity. Did you know that DB2 is also in the mood for carnival and wears a mask? Here is what my DB2 is doing these days...Wi…
Security and Compliance for IBM dashDB and CloudantDatabase Security & ComplianceI often get asked about the security features of IBM dashDB and Cloudant. Both are database services ("DBaaS") offered on IBM Bluemix. Once the security topic is dealt with, compliance-related questions are next. A good chunk of questions can be answered by going over t…
Improve Security for your Domains on IBM BluemixSecure Your AppsDo you use your own domain names with IBM Bluemix? Then you probably know that you can secure access by adding SSL certificates for your domain. During my recent my work with so-called Context Path Routes for Bluemix Cloud Foundry apps I stumbled over a great project, bluemix-letsenc…
Bluemix: Simplified Deployment of Complex Cloud Foundry AppsTwo apps from single manifestRecently, I was looking over a microservice-based app to be deployed to IBM Bluemix. There app consisted of several pieces, the app itself and multiple services. Fortunately, all could be deployed with a single "push". Here is how.Cloud Foundry allows multiple apps to be…
Context Path Routing of Apps and Services in BluemixContext Paths for Bluemix AppsAs I mentioned in my post yesterday about simplified deployment of complex apps, I have been working on a sample for Context Path Routing to be used with IBM Bluemix. But what are context path routes and what does the sample do? Here are the details.Cloud Foundry introd…
DB2 Quiz for the Resource-Minded & IDUG EMEA 2017Did you know...?I hope you had a good start into 2017. I am already up and running and accomplished some important tasks. I submitted my presentation proposals for the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The Call for Papers is still open until February 20th. The IDUG Conference is alw…
New Mod Pack and Fix Pack for DB2 V11 available nowNew DB2 Fix Pack and Mod Pack availableOver the past years I blogged about new fixpacks and features in DB2. This is the first time I have to mention "Mod Packs" because for DB2 V11 a new Mod Pack and Fix Pack was released. DB2 changed to distinguish between fixes to existing features and adding new…
SQL Magic in Notebooks in the IBM Data Science ExperienceNew Notebook in IBM Data Science ExperienceAt the recent IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Brussels I gave a talk on using Jupyter Notebooks with IBM DB2 or dashDB. For the presentation I used a local installation of the notebooks and DB2 (never trust Internet connectivity). Part of the talk was about usi…