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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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Terraform: Best practices for the cloud onboarding of enterprise projectsArchitecture: End to end securityWhen onboarding a new project --- either on-prem or to a cloud environment --- there should be no questions on how to get started. Onboarding should follow an enterprise-defined process based on (internal) standards. It needs to detail access roles and privileges and…
Details available: IDUG EMEA 2020 as virtual conferenceIn August I already mentioned that the Db2 conference IDUG EMEA 2020 goes virtual. Now, the details are available, including the agenda - so-called virtual grid. The virtual conference will offer three tracks. One is for Db2 for z/OS, one for Db2 (LUW), and one track is dedicated to application deve…
Use alfaview on rpm-based LinuxRecently, I tried to prepare for an alfaview session. alfaview is a video conferencing system and used by the university where I teach data security. Only earlier this year alfaview introduced Linux support, and only for Debian-based systems. My system is rpm-based (Red Hat Enterprise Linux / Fedora…
Some fun digging into IBM Cloud access policiesOn IBM Cloud, I have an account with multiple other users. To organize teamwork, I followed best practices for organizing users, teams, applications and made use of the IBM Cloud IAM (Identity and Access Management) capabilities. With users, service IDs, access groups, and access policies in place, …
Db2 and S3-compatible Cloud Object StorageA look at Db2 and S3 storageRecently, I was contacted about an old blog post where I discussed how to access Cloud Object Storage from Db2. Since writing that article, both Db2 and (IBM) Cloud Object Storage have evolved. Thus, it is time for an update on how to backup data to cloud storage, load fr…
IDUG EMEA 2020 goes virtual, moved to November 16-19My favorite database conference, the European IDUG (International Db2 User Group) meeting, just announced to go virtual for the IDUG EMEA 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Edinburgh, Scottland, in October. It is going to be held as virtual conference and was moved to November 16-19. …
New JWT-based SSO in Db2 11.5In my last blog I quickly pointed out the new Db2 11.5 Mod Pack 4. I mentioned that one of the new features is support for JSON Web Tokens (JWT). Today, I want to take a deeper look at this new security feature in Db2. Probably all of you have used JWTs before, maybe not knowingly - but this is goin…
Db2 11.5 Mod Pack 4 is availableA quick note that Db2 Version 11.5 and its Mod Pack 4 are now available. You can read more about its new features and changes in the "What's new" section of the Db2 docs.An interesting new security feature is the support for JWT (JSON Web Token) for authentication. It simplifies the integration of S…
Getting started with Db2 on Cloud LiteIt seems to me that during the COVID-19 pandemic there are more hackathons than usual. Great to see that IBM Cloud is the platform of choice for many solutions. Db2 on Cloud is used as database, often the free Lite plan to get started. That's the reason I published a quick guide on the IBM Cloud blo…
Hands-on security: Share resources on IBM CloudArchitecture: Database-driven SlackbotOne of my favorite IBM Cloud solution tutorials is about building a database-driven Slackbot. It is a great example for integrating enterprise resources with an AI-backed user interface and for utilizing serverless technology for the glue. Once you have created …