Friday, January 10, 2020

Use an API KEY or ACCESS TOKEN to connect to Db2 on IBM Cloud

In the past, I have blogged about how to access a Db2 database on IBM Cloud from your local machine. I cataloged the cloud host and its database. Then, connected to it using the command line processor (CLP) by passing a username and password. Last year, I was delighted to read that Db2 on Cloud and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud now support authentication by either IBMid, API key, or access token. It is called IAM (Identity and Access Management) support. Finally, I had some time to actually use it. Here is what steps I needed to connect from my local machine to Db2 on IBM Cloud using either API key or token.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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If you came here and wondered about the blog title, then read on. I plan to write about a couple of mixed, seemingly random topics. Why not express that in today's blog title...? :) It is almost end of the year and here is some news I wanted to share with you before the holidays.

Friday, November 29, 2019

New Db2 Fix Packs and Mod Packs available

A quick update: Over the past few days, new fix packs and mod packs for Db2 became available. The page "Download DB2 Fix Packs by Version" lists Db2 11.1.4.5 as the most recent fix pack. The related Mod Pack and Fix Pack Updates page in the Db2 Knowledge Center for version 11.1 has details.

Although the overview page lists Db2 11.5 GA as most recent, the page Mod Pack and Fix Pack Updates for 11.5 reveals new container-only Db2 Mod Pack releases.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

ETL in the cloud using SQL Query and Db2

From COS to Db2 using SQL
The SQL Query service on IBM Cloud allows to process data stored on Cloud Object Storage (COS) by writing SQL queries. So far, results were either shown in the console and / or written back to files on COS. Thus, I was happy to notice a new feature: Query results can now be written back to Db2 tables (on cloud). From my tests both Db2 on Cloud and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud are supported.