(Craig S. Mullins) Organizations of all types and sizes have adopted a DevOps approach to building applications because it effectively implements small and frequent code changes using agile development techniques.
(Henrik Loeser) Earlier this year, IBM and LogDNA announced an integrated offering Activity Tracker with LogDNA. It allows to manage and search activity events in LogDNA instances on IBM Cloud.
(Alex Woodie) With the launch of Db2 Mirror with IBM i 7.4 in June, IBM heralded the age of continuous availability on the midrange platform, bringing IBM i up to par with Windows and Linux platforms.
(Chris Crone and Paul McWilliams) You can now download images to deploy text search servers for IBM Text Search for Db2 for z/OS in Docker containers, in your private cloud-based environments.
(Craig S. Mullins) Mainframe development teams are relying on DevOps practices more extensively, bringing the need to incorporate Db2 for z/OS database changes into the toolset that is supporting their software development lifecycle (SDLC).
(Lockwood Lyon) Since late 2016, Db2 V12 for the z/OS platform has been generally available.
(Henrik Loeser) In my recent posts I touched on updating credentials for solutions deployed on IBM Cloud Functions or using Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud.
This week we have a video presentation from George Baklarz.
(Chris Crone and Sarbinder Kallar) Db2 12 Function Level 505 introduces a new Encryption Built-in Function (BIF) ENCRYPT_DATAKEY that can be used to encrypt data at the column level using the AES algorithm.
(Robert Catterall) Last month, I posted to this blog part 1 of a 2-part entry on the APPLCOMPAT option of the Db2 for z/OS BIND PACKAGE command. In that entry I covered several aspects of APPLCOMPAT.