Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DeDUG-Treffen in Ehningen / Db2 User Group meeting near Stuttgart

Db2 User Group Meeting
Remember the last German Db2 User Group (DeDUG) meetings at IBM in Munich (April) and at Fiducia GAD in Karlsruhe (January)? Or not? Anyway, get ready for an educative meeting with great networking. The next Db2 meeting is coming up this June 29th. IBM is going to host the user group at is German headquarters in Ehningen.

This time you have the opportunity to learn more about the SQL explain facility, query optimization, SQL recursion and several other topics. Similarly to the previous event, we are going to have lightning talks again. They are short, 3-8 minute talks in which YOU can present a solution, introduce a technical problem for which you are looking for a solution, or tell us your best database-related joke or an anecdote.

You can register through several channels:

See you at the DeDUG meeting at IBM Germany in Ehningen. If you have feedback, suggestions, or questions about this post, please reach out to me on Twitter (@data_henrik) or LinkedIn.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Use BotKit Middleware to create Watson-powered database interface

Chatbot anyone?
Few months back, I introduced you to a tutorial for a database-drive Slackbot. In the tutorial I used the Conversation connector to hook up IBM Watson Assistant to Slack as a chatbot. Did you know that you can reuse the code and utilize BotKit and IBM Watson BotKit Middleware to implement a Db2 interface via Slack, Facebook Messenger, Cisco Webex Teams and others?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Securing your Python app with OpenID Connect (OIDC)

Authorized access only using OpenID Connect
Some weeks back I introduced to a tutorial on how to analyse GitHub traffic. The tutorial combines serverless technology and Cloud Foundry to automatically retrieve statistics and store them in Db2. The data can then be accessed and analyzed using a Python Flask app. Today, I going to show you how the web site is protected using OpenID Connect and IBM Cloud App ID.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 2018 Edition: Latest IBM Cloud news and links (Db2 included)

IBM Cloud news
It's been a while since my last news compilation. Here is a collection of news interesting links related to IBM Cloud from the past few weeks:

With the above you should alreay have enough reading material. But here is another link featuring a cool application built on IBM Cloud: Listen live to Kone elevators around the world.

If you have feedback, suggestions, or questions about this post, please reach out to me on Twitter (@data_henrik) or LinkedIn.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tutorial: Analyze and visualize open data with Apache Spark

Life Expectancy Map
Many government agencies and public administrations offer access to data, contributing to open data. Using IBM Watson Studio with Jupyter Notebooks and Apache Spark it is simple to retrieve, combine and analyze data from different sources. The result can be easily visualized. Learn what it takes with this IBM Cloud solution tutorial.

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