March 13, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: Why Encryption?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: SQL 101: Using ILE RPG Programs and Procedures as SQL Stored Procedures, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Advances Watson's Ability to Understand the Language of Business
- WHITE PAPER: 2020 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Think Digital Event Experience, The best of IBM, wherever you are May 5–7, 2020
Why should organizations—including IBM i shops—consider using encryption to protect their data? Carol describes the areas where encryption can be used and why she’s a strong believer in implementing it.
By Carol Woodbury
Large financial institutions used to be the only organizations that implemented encryption. Now it’s becoming more commonplace. Why? One reason is because it’s become easier to implement; you no longer need hardware encryption cards, for example. But another reason is because more organizations realize that encryption is a vital layer of defense for protecting their data—often the last layer to prevent compromise. And I fully agree with that reason. As you know, I’m a huge fan of multiple layers of defense, and encryption is one of those important layers. Let’s take a look at the various ways encryption can be implemented on IBM i.
Now that you can tell SPs from UDFs, let’s find out how to create RPG-infused stored procedures, step by step.
By Rafael Victória-Pereira
In the previous TechTip, I (very briefly) introduced Persistent Storage Modules and explained the differences between stored procedures (SPs), user-defined functions (UDFs), and triggers. Now let’s go deeper into the creation process of SPs. How do you build them? The answer is kind of funny—you already have! Almost any existing program or procedure can be made available as an SP, you just need to register it in SQL as such. This includes, naturally, yourRPG programs and procedures.
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Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper Developer Kit: Making a Business Case for Modernization and Beyond, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.