Friday, September 29, 2017

App Security Scanner: My Cloud Database App is Secure

Cloud Application Security
Over the past years I have written a couple cloud-based apps. Most of them have a database backened. I know - to a good degree - how to secure the database system. I have some background in secure software engineering. And I trust the cloud providers like IBM to secure the platform and runtime environment. Today, I wanted to get feedback on the overall web app security and tested the Application Security on Cloud service offered in the IBM Cloud Platform. Here is what I did and the results.

Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

IDUG EMEA 2017 Conference
The EMEA edition of the IDUG Db2 Tech Conference is around the corner, staring the coming Sunday. I am going to talk about Db2 Security on Monday, October 2nd, in session D2 and give a guided tour of the Db2 Catalog on Thursday, October 5th, in session E18. In addition, you can find me on the expert panel for the application development track on Wednesday. What other session do I recommend or plan to visit? Here we go...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Db2 with External Tables: First Tests

External Tables - New in Db2
Db2 Warehouse recently added a new feature named external table. Because I was interested in that feature for a while and I have an instance of Db2 Warehouse on Cloud running in the IBM Cloud datacenter in Frankfurt, Germany, I performed some quick tests. Here is what it is and how I got it to work.