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 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 »
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 »
How to investigate Db2 copies installed on a Windows system
According to one of the definitions from the UrbanDictionary, adding the words “in bed” to any sentence can make that sentence “more interesting”. I like to think that the Db2 LUW world equivalent of that is taking a task – such as working with Db2 copies – and adding words “…on Windows”.… Read the restContinue reading »
This is a new series that has been percolating in my head for a while. When I help clients with SQL, we’re often adding (or removing) indexes to help SQL performance. It has been said (though not by me) that SQL re-write is obsolete because the Db2 Optimizer will take care of that.… Read the restContinue reading »
Learning SQL can feel intimidating, even to some experienced DB2 DBAs. For years, you could administer Db2 without using SQL. There are a lot of developers, too who want to learn SQL. The set-thinking of SQL can be confusing. The complete detachment from the physical layer can confound others.… Read the restContinue reading »