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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