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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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Automated, regular database jobs with IBM Cloud Functions (and Db2)IBM Cloud Functions and Db2Yesterday, I blogged about the latest tutorial I wrote. The tutorial discusses how to combine serverless and Cloud Foundry for data retrieval and analytics. That scenario came up when I looked into regularly downloading GitHub traffic statistics for improved usage insights…
Use Db2 and IBM Cloud to analyze GitHub traffic data (tutorial)Architecture: GitHub Traffic AnalyticsIn a new solution tutorial, I show you how to automatically retrieve and store GitHub traffic data the serverless way with IBM Cloud Functions and Db2. The data can then be analyzed via a Web app deployed to Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud. The app is secured with Ap…
IBM Cloud and Watson security questionnairesIf you are reading my blog regularly, you are aware of the entries on cloud security. Today, I want to point you to some newer reading material at the Cloud Security Alliance. They now have up-to-date self-assessment security questionnaires for the IBM Cloud.The three available security documents co…
DeDUG-Treffen in München / German Db2 User Group Meeting in MunichIt's already two months since the last Db2 User Group meeting, time to point you to the next one. The German Db2 user group, DeDUG (Deutsche Db2 User Group) is going to meet next month, April 20th, in Munich. Henrik Loeser has all the details.DeDUG: Db2 User GroupIf you clicked the previous link, yo…
Security Details: Serverless database access within IBM Watson Conversation serviceSlackbot ArchitectureLast week, I introduced you to a new tutorial for a database-driven Slackbot. Today, I am going to discuss details of how the IBM Watson Conversation service is accessing a Db2 Warehouse service from within a dialog. It uses a serverless setup with IBM Cloud Functions. All the n…
New tutorial: Db2-driven SlackbotEver wanted to build a Slackbot, a chatbot integrated into Slack, on your own? I am going to show you how easy it is to integrate Slack or Facebook Messenger with the IBM Watson Conversation service. As a bonus, the bot is going to access a Db2 database to store and retrieve data. The solution is ba…
Easy Database Setup the Serverless WayServerless Slackbot with Db2A tutorial I wrote, featuring a database-backed Slack chatbot, is now live. It uses Db2 as database system to store event data. The client accessing the database is written in Node.js and is implement with IBM Cloud Functions in a serverless way. During the development of…
Chatbots: Some tricks with slots in IBM Watson ConversationAs you might remember, I have been using the IBM Watson Conversation service and DB2. My goal was to write a database-driven Slackbot, a Slack app that serves as chat interface to data stored in Db2. I will write more about that entire Slackbot soon, but today I wanted to share some chatbot tricks I…
Access Db2 from IBM Cloud Functions the Easy Way (Node.js)Db2 access via IBM Cloud FunctionsRecently, I have been experimenting with the IBM Watson Conversation service and Db2. With a new feature in the conversation service it is possible to perform programmatic calls from a dialog node. Why not query Db2? I implemented both a Db2 SELECT and INSERT statem…
DeDUG-Treffen in Karlsruhe bei Fiducia GAD (Db2 User Group Meeting)Db2 User GroupHappy New Year! I hope you had a great start into 2018. How about meeting in person soon? I am going to speak next week at the German Db2 User Group (DeDUG) meeting in Karlsruhe. It will be hosted by Fiducia GAD IT AG. You can find out about the details and register for the Db2 user gr…