DB2 Security Row and Column Access Controls

Row and Column Access Controls

As I have talked about in previous weeks, another reason to request additional DBA resources are all the security configuration and settings involved with DB2 10 row and column access security. The setup, configuration and monitoring of these row and . . . → Read More: DB2 Security: Row and Column Access Controls

DB2 Audit Security Policies

Security Audits Coming Your Way

Is performance the number one issue for the DBA and the application teams or is security and governance? I guess it depends on your industry and point of view. With the latest WikiLeaks scandal, the new BASEL III requirements, HIPAA . . . → Read More: DB2 Audit Security Policies

DB2 10 Security SECADM Considerations

DB2 10 SECADM helps DB2 audits

In addition to the introduction of ROLES, encryption and masking of data, DB2 10 takes a giant step forward with security and DB2 audits with the new SECADM authority. This new SECADM authority is finally acknowledging the huge amount . . . → Read More: DB2 10 Security, the SECADM Opportunity

DB2 10 security improves Java Performance

DB2 10 Security Improvements

DB2 10 for z/OS introduces the ROLES-based security model that was introduced in DB2 9.7 LUW. This security model provides granular data access security providing definitions that can secure data access down to the row and column level. DB2 10 also . . . → Read More: DB2 10 Security Improves Java Performance

MYSQL vs DB2 in Derby Days

MYSQL vs DB2 in Derby Days

2004 DB2 Magazine article shows how IBM’s Cloudscape/Derby is more competitive than MYSQL, including its Java base and security and provides a clear migration path to DB2.

Compliances Bright Side with DB2 Security

Compliances Bright Side with DB2 Security

2004 DB2 Magazine article demonstrates security compliances bright side with DB2 security features such as row-level security, DB2 encryption and DB2 monitoring.

Maximizing Your DB2 10 Upgrade ROI

Last week I wrote a blog talking about what items your shop can work on now to help prepare for DB2 10. It morphed somehow into a DB2 upgrade debate talking through many issues such as the merits of upgrades, release costs, management ideas and other opinions.

DB2 upgrades are not the same in any . . . → Read More: Maximizing Your DB2 10 Upgrade ROI

Getting Ready for DB2 10: The Competitive Advantage

Whether you are currently using DB2 Version 8 or Version 9, getting ready for all the CPU efficiencies in DB2 10 is easy. Your company may not be thinking about migrating to DB2 10 for a couple of more years, but DB2 10 is going to get huge industry wide support once the cost savings . . . → Read More: Getting Ready for DB2 10: The Competitive Advantage

DB2 Security Review Step 1: User IDs

Security improvements within DB2 make it essential to do a security review of old existing and new practices and applications that are executing in your environment. While helping to review a system recently, several findings highlighted many interesting items from previous administrators, applications and associated vendors. Since this was an internal audit, the issues were . . . → Read More: DB2 Security Review Step 1: User IDs

DB2 Performance Summary Part 3

Make sure that the interface with CICS works well to improve performance:

Validate the settings between your DB2 CICS transaction configurations. Make sure the maximum workload from one TOR, AOR or DOR is not overwhelming another CICS processing partner. If your system is heavily dependent on CICS transactions: Make sure that you are reviewing the . . . → Read More: DB2 Performance Summary Part 3