Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Last days of early bird rate for IDUG 2023 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference

Well, check out the IDUG 2023 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference website. If you want to use the early bird rate to register with a heavy discount, you have to hurry up. It is only available until September 1st. There is another rebate available, but it only works once: First-timer rate. And remember that the conference is already next month, in Prague.

I am already registered and will present. And I am eager to meet you there. So register, too...

Friday, August 25, 2023

Simple installation: Python driver for IBM Db2 (finally) has wheel support

A quick post about a feature I have been asking for for several years: The Db2 driver for Python, ibm_db, has wheel support now. It means that the Python package distributes a pre-built binary with the Db2 driver (for many Python versions and most users). So far, in order to install the Db2 driver, you needed to have a build environment available. To create small container images, it required a multi-stage approach. Now, I can simply use a slim base image and install the Db2 driver.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Trusted Contexts for enhanced security: Both in Db2 and IBM Cloud

Security feature in action: Trusted Profile

I trust you to know my old blog post about trusted contexts. Some years ago, I explained how to secure your Db2 database using trusted contexts. By establishing a trusted relationship based on specified attributes, the Db2 feature of a trusted context allows you to switch to another user ID or role, typically with more associated privileges. It is a great security tool to limit direct user privileges and still allow a user to perform tasks requiring more privileges.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

IDUG 2023 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference in Prague in October

Screenshot of IDUG website
Summer vacation is coming up, but there are certain things to take care of before. One of such things is to register for the upcoming IDUG 2023 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference. The conference is held at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic, this year and runs from October 15-19. It is the main gathering for European users of IBM Db2.