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Planet DB2

planetDB2 is an aggregator of blogs about the IBM DB2 database server

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How to: Enable Let's Encrypt SSL wildcard certificates for your IBM Cloud appsPrivate data - securedEarly last year, I wrote about how to improve security for your custom domains on IBM Cloud. I pointed out that I was using the bluemix-letsencrypt wrapper for Cloud... ...
How to list Linux non-system local usersQuestion: I'd like to capture Linux local users who are not system users and also return the server name and group associated with the local user. What statement can I execute to create this list ?... ...
My Computer Mug Collection, Part 2Last week I posted part 1 of my computer mug collection and promised to continue posting the rest of the collection in later blog posts. Well, here is the second in this series of posts. Today... ...
My Computer Mug Collection, Part 1Recently I have been tweeting a mug a day from my collection of coffeee mugs given to me over the years by computer and software companies. I just tweeted the last one (I think), and since... ...
Learn about chatbots at upcoming IBM Cloud MeetupLearn how to chat at the MeetupWant to quickly and easily build a chatbot, integrate it with Slack, Facebook Messenger or other platforms? Connect the bot with a database? Join me at the IBM... ...
Less than 5 months to go until Black Friday 2018 – have you started to plan?According to research by PWC the vast majority of Black Friday spending will be done online. This means that retailers are under immense pressure to ensure that their IT systems are up to the job.... ...
IBM Think Conference Call for Speakers is **OPEN**The IBM Think 2019 Conference will be held in San Francisco, on February 12 – 15.  For those like me, who felt the Las Vegas conferences were becoming one exhausted blur, San Francisco is a... ...
Db2 for z/OS PBG Table Spaces: The Ins and Outs of Partition AdditionIn an entry posted to this blog about three years ago, I advocated for putting some thought into the PBG versus PBR decision (partition-by-growth versus partition-by-range) for larger tables (for... ...
Enable Botkit Middleware for Watson Assistant for serverless actionsSlack chatbot with Watson AssistantLast week I blogged about using Botkit Middleware to create a Watson-powered database interface. I pointed to a tutorial demonstrating a Slack chatbot for a... ...
Don’t Forget the Free SpaceWhen you design your databases you must take care to specify appropriate free space to allow for data growth. Free space, sometimes called fill factor, is a DDL option that can be specified... ...