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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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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…
Stuff - The Day of the BLOB and Object StorageRegardless of whether it is turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoe pie, mashed potatoes or more that you eat, independent of whether it is a new iPhone, tablet, big screen, Bluetooth soundbar, household robot or other gadget on sale, good to know that you can stuff almost anything …
DB2/dashDB Security: Implicit Privileges Through Group MembershipDB2 Data SecurityI recently saw an interesting DB2 question on Stack Overflow. Someone asked how it is possible to find out privileges for a user when the privileges were granted to a group the user is member of. DB2 does not manage group membership within the database, it is done in the operating s…
IDUG EMEA: Henrik's Session RecommendationsScreenshot of Weather GraphNext week will see the IDUG EMEA Tech Conference in Brussels, Belgium. I hope to meet many DB2 users again. Part of preparing for a conference is to read over the agenda and get a rough idea of which sessions to attend. Here are the sessions you will likely find me in the …
Bluemix: How to Register Your Own Service BrokerDashboard from Sample ServiceIn Cloud Foundry and hence in IBM Bluemix so-called service brokers manage the provisioning and removal of service instances. They provide the necessary metadata about the managed service to the catalog, so that users can find and request that service. Bluemix offers 100…
Extend the Bluemix CLI Through PluginsPut a smile in your cloudAs much as I like nice graphical user interfaces (UIs) and working with the browser, for most tasks I prefer using the command line. I have done so and still do for working with DB2 and dashDB, I also use the Cloud Foundry (CF) Command Line Interface (CLI) to manage my Bluem…