Db2 is a bit unusual among RDBMSes in that it does not perform authentication. No matter what, you need some external authority to perform authentication. Usually that is either the OS or LDAP, though there are other options. If using LDAP, either transparent LDAP or security plugins can be used.… Read the restContinue reading »
I recently discovered an interesting (and frustrating) issue while running PostgreSQL in Kubernetes. While the issue technically isn’t specific to Kubernetes, per se, it is certainly easy to encounter in Kubernetes for users of the official PostgreSQL Docker image (and many other images) mounting volumes somewhere other than the default location.… Read the restContinue reading »
I have seen the question several times on various groups or forums – “How do I install SQL?”. From a DBA standpoint, this isn’t even a properly formed question. From a developer learning standpoint the question makes sense. I needed Python, I went and downloaded Anaconda.… Read the restContinue reading »
This post is cross-platform and applies to all RDBMSes.
It is interesting to see, as a person experienced with a technical tool, some of the disadvantages of the newer ways of learning technical topics. When I started in IT, you learned some of the concepts in college, you learned some things working on the job with other DBAs who knew what they were doing, and you filled in the gaps by going to week-long classes once a year to get some detailed and hands-on official training.… Read the restContinue reading »
IBM IDs are completely, 100% free. You pay with a bit of your personal information. You have to provide an email address and a first and last name.
Those of us who have been working with (or for) IBM for years, really don’t even remember signing up because it is just a minor thing.… Read the restContinue reading »
Welcome readers! I have a friend who has offered to provide Spanish language translations of some blog entries. The list of entries to work through is long, so if you have any articles you’d particularly like to see in Spanish, please comment with them so we can add them to his list.… Read the restContinue reading »
Note: I’m new to both MS SQL Server and to RDS databases. My base expertise is as a Db2 (LUW) DBA.
There is a really complete document on this available from Amazon.
In this scenario, I have just spun up a new RDS instance for a project using a CloudFormation template.… Read the restContinue reading »