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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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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 …
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…