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Db2 11.5 Mod Pack 4 is available

A quick note that Db2 Version 11.5 and its Mod Pack 4 are now available. You can read more about its new features and changes in the “What’s new” section of the Db2 docs.An interesting new security feature is the support for JWT (JSON Web Token) for au…

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The Various Aspects of Db2 for z/OS Data Encryption

Just last week, a person on the Db2 for z/OS team at an organization asked me for some guidance regarding data encryption in a Db2 context. In responding to that request, I noted that Db2 for z/OS data encryption is a multifaceted topic, and I pro…

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Db2 12 for z/OS Function Level 507

This month, June 2020, IBM introduced a new function level, FL507, for Db2 12 for z/OS. This is the first new function level this year, and the first since October 2019. The Function Level process was designed to release Db2 functionality using Continu…

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Db2 12 for z/OS Function Level 507

This month, June 2020, IBM introduced a new function level, FL507, for Db2 12 for z/OS. This is the first new function level this year, and the first since October 2019. The Function Level process was designed to release Db2 functionality using Continu…

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Disappearing Data in PostgreSQL

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 Postg…

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