Data Integration and Composite Business Services, Part 3, Build a multi-tenant data tier with access control and security
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Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: December 13, 2007
This article is the third in this series and explores how the capabilities of IBM® DB2® address the issues of data architecture and data security in a Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation. The primary concern of a SaaS consumer is data security. The primary concern for a SaaS provider is a data architecture that provides cost effective data administration and maintenance while addressing the service consumer's concern at the same time. DB2 9 provides XML storage capabilities that simplify the configurability and extensibility of the data. DB2 9 also provides row-level security authorization. DB2 V8 and later provides partitioning and backup technologies that address scalability and maintenance concerns. In this article, you'll see how these DB2 features can be exploited to build a multi-tenant data architecture. This data architecture addresses the primary concerns of both SaaS consumers and providers.
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