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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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News on IBM Cloud and Db2 - December 2017 EditionAnother month and a lot of newsIn the middle of November I reported about significant changes to Bluemix and IBM's cloud offerings. A month has passed and I want to give you an update to some news I am excited about.I try to regularly read over the "What's in IBM Cloud" section in the IBM Cloud docu…
IBM Cloud: Some fun with Python and Cloud Foundry LoggingIBM Cloud: Turn Log Data into DonutLast month, after receiving user questions, I blogged about how to decipher Cloud Foundry log entries. Today, I want to point you to a small Cloud Foundry Python app I wrote. It helps to better understand Python and Cloud Foundry logging. You can also use it to tes…
Latest News on Bluemix and IBM CloudIBM Cloud NewsSometimes it's quite hard to keep an overview of what is going on with the IBM Cloud. I had been out on vacation and needed to catch up. Want to learn with me? Here is some of the latest news for Bluemix and IBM Cloud for some weekend reading:IBM Cloud is the new name for the former IB…
Use Db2 as Cloud SQL Database with PythonLoad Data into IBM Db2 on CloudOver the Summer I learned that Python is top in the IEEE programming languages ranking. It is also my favorite language for quickly coding tools, web apps and analyzing data with notebooks (e.g., on IBM Data Science Experience). Did you know that IBM provides four (4) …
EU Cloud: IBM gives client full control over their dataIBM Cloud: Have full control over your dataToday, IBM announced for December the roll-out of a new support model and capabilities for IBM Cloud. Based on the announcement IBM is in the process of adding more EU-based staff to provide 24x7 support from within the EU. It is also providing enhanced enc…
Cloud Foundry Logging Sources DecipheredEver deployed a cloud foundry app and ran into errors? I did and still do. My typical reaction is to request the recent app logs and to analyse them for the root cause. The logs contain those strange (if you don't know them) codes, e.g., RTR, STG, APP, PROC, WEB or more. Here is how to decipher them…
Security-Related News for the IBM Bluemix Cloud PlatformSecurity NewsI have been traveling, spoken at a conference about database and cloud security and busy with behind-the-scenes work. Before going into the weekend I wanted to point you to some exciting news around services on the IBM Bluemix Cloud Platform. Are you ready for it? Here we go...If not do…
App Security Scanner: My Cloud Database App is SecureCloud Application SecurityOver the past years I have written a couple cloud-based apps. Most of them have a database backened. I know - to a good degree - how to secure the database system. I have some background in secure software engineering. And I trust the cloud providers like IBM to secure the …
2017 IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Lisbon, PortugalIDUG EMEA 2017 ConferenceThe EMEA edition of the IDUG Db2 Tech Conference is around the corner, staring the coming Sunday. I am going to talk about Db2 Security on Monday, October 2nd, in session D2 and give a guided tour of the Db2 Catalog on Thursday, October 5th, in session E18. In addition, you …
Db2 with External Tables: First TestsExternal Tables - New in Db2Db2 Warehouse recently added a new feature named external table. Because I was interested in that feature for a while and I have an instance of Db2 Warehouse on Cloud running in the IBM Cloud datacenter in Frankfurt, Germany, I performed some quick tests. Here is what it …