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Deploying IBM Integration Bus as a PureApplication service on SoftLayer
This tutorial shows you how to deploy the basic IBM Integration Bus Pattern using PureApplication Service on SoftLayer. Patterns automate and simplify the provisioning, monitoring, and maintenance of workloads, enabling you to focus on your applications, and move from off-premise to on-premise when you are ready.
Articles 26 Nov 2014
Get started with the Data Format Description Language
In this age of big data, the bulk of the data begging to be analyzed is not XML, but rather it is other structured and semi-structured formats, both text and binary. Until now, no open standard has been developed that is capable of describing a wide variety of such data formats. Learn about the Open Grid Forum (OGF) proposed recommendation for a powerful language that describes many different data formats, the Data Format Description Language (DFDL).
Articles 25 Nov 2014
IBM GPFS cluster installation and configuration in IBM AIX
This article is intended for IBM® AIX® system administrators, file system developers and testers for installing and configuring the IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) high availability cluster node for environments such as AIX clusters, Linux® clusters, Microsoft® Windows® Server, or heterogeneous cluster for AIX, Linux, and Windows nodes.
Articles 25 Nov 2014
Build a simple catalog management application for e-commerce
In this tutorial, we will demonstrate a catalog management system for e-commerce solutions through an application on top of InfoSphere MDM Collaborative Edition and WebSphere Commerce Enterprise Edition. The application will provide a simple solution for managing catalog data through a web-based UI. It will model the catalog data for e-commerce products in MDM, provide collaborative environment for authoring catalog entries including products, SKUs, and bundles and kits, which can be organized and filtered in hierarchical catalog categories. This tutorial will guide readers through the process of developing their own solutions with the new features released in the Advanced Catalog Management Asset in InfoSphere MDM.
Tutorial 25 Nov 2014
Using the IBM InfoSphere Guardium REST API
Organizations that use InfoSphere Guardium for data security and compliance can take advantage of a rich set of APIs to automate processes and maintain the system in a more efficient manner. As of InfoSphere Guardium 9.1, the Guardium API is exposed to external systems as online RESTful web services, which provide organizations with a modern interface to expose Guardium capabilities in a Web portal or via the Cloud.
Articles 24 Nov 2014
Translate your Twitter feed
Use the Watson Machine Translation and Watson Language Identification services in IBM Bluemix to translate and normalize content from social media channels such as Twitter in preparation for sentiment analysis.
Tutorial 24 Nov 2014
Create custom APIs for enterprise-scale iOS and Android apps
Need to develop enterprise-scale APIs for mobile apps? See how the Bluemix cloud platform helps you develop custom APIs for web and mobile apps to consume for greater agility, responsiveness, and time-to-market.
Tutorial 24 Nov 2014
Build a collaborative encyclopedia of concept maps
Build and deploy an application that leverages IBM Bluemix caching services to scale. The application exemplifies the techniques required to maximize the benefit from cloud deployment and distributed caching, including maintaining authentication across nodes, minimizing latency by using caches, and leveraging NoSQL databases for efficient loading and storage of complex documents.
Tutorial 19 Nov 2014
IBM XL compiler hardware transactional memory built-in functions for IBM AIX on IBM POWER8 processor-based systems
Transactional memory is a hot topic in parallel programming and many software implementations have been developed, but solutions based on hardware transactional memory have superior performance. IBM is leading the way with its implementations of transactional memory on its hardware platform, first on IBM Blue Gene and IBM z/OS, then recently with IBM AIX support of hardware transactional memory on the POWER8 platform. This article introduces the IBM XL compiler hardware transactional memory built-in functions, including its installation and configuration with examples using XL C++ and XL Fortran.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Why so slow? IBM Bluemix is the express lane for mobile app development
IBM Bluemix combines services, APIs, and infrastructure that let you build powerful mobile system engagement applications in an extremely reduced timeframe. This video describes how that's possible.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Is your mobile app slow? A resource hog?
This article demonstrates how to use the new features in IBM Rational Test Workbench v8.6 to perform two important aspects of performance testing on mobile apps: Response time measurements (Android only, as of v8.6 release) and Resource monitoring (Android and iOS).
Articles 18 Nov 2014
What's up, Watson? Using Watson QAAPI with Bluemix and NodeExpress
Learn how to create a Bluemix app with the Watson QAAPI service using NodeExpress. This tutorial describes the steps for creating an app and touches on Watson's response structure.
Tutorial 18 Nov 2014
Create and deploy Web Application Bridge filters in IBM Rational Application Developer
One of the latest features of IBM Rational Application Developer V9.1 is the ability to create and deploy Web Application Bridge (WAB) filters based on a predefined template. This article shows the tooling capabilities available to create and deploy WAB filters. It includes an example to show how to use WAB filters created in IBM Rational Application Developer.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Integrating BPMN and SoaML: Part 3. Mapping BPMN and SoaML
BPMN and SoaML are two recent standards adopted by OMG. There is significant overlap between these standards, with each providing a particular emphasis on service and process modeling. This article looks at how to uses their unique features together.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Integrating BPMN and SoaML: Part 2. Concepts that guide integration
This article, part 2 of a 3 part series, explores the concepts that guide the integration of BPMN and SoaML. The concepts include how each language approaches encapsulation, contracts (or interfaces), structure and behavior.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Continuous innovation through continuous engineering
In current product development processes, various methodologies and supporting software suites are used for system level analysis and multi-physics simulation analysis. These are two critical parts of a continuous engineering methodology that have been carried out in silos by separate teams with minimal interaction. This article explores whether they should be connected or not.
Articles 18 Nov 2014
Document serving: A simple secured solution
This article describes how document serving can be incorporated into the digital presence in a secure manner. There are certain digital documents that need to be stored in a secure location so that they cannot be easily hacked. However, authorized people still must be allowed to access the documents globally over the internet. A simple way to achieve this goal is presented, although there can be many other efficient solutions.
Articles 17 Nov 2014
Updating Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) to a higher level using an alternate disk
This article describes how to update Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) to a higher level using an alternate disk. This is an intermediate-level article and is targeted for system administrators. This overview of VIOS update process can prepare system administrators for what needs to be done and what to expect so that the update can be as quick and as easy as possible.
Articles 13 Nov 2014
Configure and monitor SAP applications with the OMEGAMON DB2 Performance Expert Extended Insight feature
Learn the details about the installation and configuration of the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS Extended Insight feature in an SAP environment running on DB2 z/OS. This Tutorial includes also troubleshooting advice.
Tutorial 13 Nov 2014
Working with wearables and Bluemix
Wearable technology devices are becoming very popular these days. They can enhance the lives of human beings and, from a technical perspective, are big drivers of big data. This article provides a survey of several wearable devices available in the market today and how you can use Bluemix services to interact with them.
Articles 13 Nov 2014
Move a toy car with your mind
Learn how to extract brain wave data from the Muse wearable device to perform an action in the real world: in this case, move a toy car. The article explains how to work with the Arduino and the toy car remote control from the hardware side; and from the software side, how to work with Bluemix to create a Node.js web application to see real-time brain wave activity.
Articles 13 Nov 2014
Think big! Scale your business rules solutions up to the world of big data
Learn about a RulesAdaptor application that integrates the Business Rules and IBM Analytics for Hadoop services on IBM Bluemix. This tutorial guides you through the deployment of an IBM Bluemix solution combining Business Rules and IBM Analytics for Hadoop using an example air passenger profiler.
Articles 12 Nov 2014
Using the Exception plug-in node in IBM Integration Bus
IBM Integration Bus doesn't have a built-in node for capturing exception details in a message flow. This article shows you how to use the Exception plug-in node for this purpose, and reduce the development effort needed to create an exception flow.
Articles 12 Nov 2014
Deliver the mail without maintaining the servers
This tutorial shows you how to quickly build an email delivery system using HTML5/CSS3, jQuery, Ajax, Java Servlet, and the SendGrid Java library with the IBM Bluemix SendGrid service.
Tutorial 11 Nov 2014
IBM Bluemix Garage: Bringing enterprises and startups together
IBM Bluemix is IBM's unique cloud platform as a service that's stocked with services, runtimes, and infrastructure to help you quickly build and deploy mobile and web applications. The IBM Bluemix Garage is a center of innovation that joins startups, enterprises, and agile design practices with Bluemix to foster collaboration and success at every level. This video explains how.
Articles 11 Nov 2014
Create a mobile-friendly to-do list app with PHP, jQuery Mobile, and Google Tasks
Want a build a simple mobile app to create and manage your to-do lists? It's easy with the Slim PHP micro-framework, jQuery Mobile, and the Google Tasks API. I'll show you how I did it.
Also available in: Chinese   Japanese  
Articles 10 Nov 2014
Protect sensitive Hadoop data using InfoSphere BigInsights Big SQL and InfoSphere Guardium
Major advantages of using Big SQL, the SQL interface to Hadoop data within InfoSphere BigInsights, are its enterprise-ready capability for speed, functionality, and security. This tutorial provides a brief overview of the built-in security capabilities of Big SQL and then goes into greater depth to highlight the integration with InfoSphere Guardium, which provides automated compliance reporting, real-time alerting, dynamic data masking, and much more.
Tutorial 10 Nov 2014
Build a portable Java EE app across Bluemix and private cloud patterns
As a Java developer, you want the “write once, run anywhere” promise of Java. How can you ensure this if you are moving your applications between IBM Bluemix and on-premise cloud environments like SmartCloud Orchestrator or Pure Application System? In this article, we show you how.
Tutorial 10 Nov 2014
Caching Strategy Design for WebSphere Commerce, Part 2: Implementation of Caching Strategy
In Part 2 of this series, you learn how to detect which eSpots are static and which are dynamic so that the eSpots can be cached appropriately on a CDN (Content Delivery Network). If they are static eSpots then they are consumed by the parent servlet cache and stored on a CDN for faster performance, and if they are dynamic eSpots they are automatically transformed into Ajax requests.
Articles 10 Nov 2014
Use IBM Security Network Protection in an OpenFlow-based Software-Defined Network
The first tutorial in this series, "Deploy IBM Security Network Protection in an Open vSwitch," explained how to configure IBM Security Network Protection into an Open vSwitch-based Software-Defined Network (SDN) environment. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to configure an SDN controller to automatically protect the virtual machines connection to an Open vSwitch.
Tutorial 07 Nov 2014
Build an enterprise supply chain app on Bluemix
This tutorial shows how to build a Node.js app that uses cloud services on Bluemix and integrates with enterprise data and processes. Our app is a supply chain application that uses Business Rules, dashDB, and custom cloud services on Bluemix, integrated with IBM Worklight, Business Process Management (BPM), Content Management, and API Management for enterprise connectivity to corporate back-end systems.
Tutorial 07 Nov 2014
7 foolproof tips for iOS memory management using Swift and Objective-C
I've solved my share of memory issues in a native iOS app. Here are the memory issues I've encountered, common mistakes people make, and some best practices and techniques to debug and avoid memory leaks in the first place in both Swift and Objective-C apps.
Tutorial 07 Nov 2014
Are deleted rows wasting resources on your IBM i system?
Historically, IBM i systems have not had a database administrator or engineer. This reduced focus on the database can often lead to very inefficient use of system resources. This article explains how to address one of the key performance issues, deleted row space, caused by a lack of focus on database management. You can learn how to identify tables that have lots of deleted row which causes system resources to be wasted on specific IBM® DB2® access methods. The article also describes the steps to be taken to reduce the deleted row space and reduce system resource usage.
Articles 06 Nov 2014
Automate crash reporting for your mobile apps
Improve the stability of your mobile apps by taking advantage of automatic and context-aware reporting of crashes in IBM Mobile Quality Assurance for Bluemix.
Tutorial 06 Nov 2014
When your app crashes, you want to know absolutely everything!
If software engineering was like civil engineering, then mobile apps would be as rock solid as the average modern bridge. However, software engineering is a very different discipline - and a much younger one - than civil engineering. We have best practices and design patterns to help us write excellent software, but it is almost impossible to guarantee a piece of software will never crash. This is an even bigger challenge in today's mobile apps which, thanks to very short release cycles, do not enjoy as much quality assurance as do other kinds of software. In this article, you will understand how the automated crash reporting feature of IBM Mobile Quality Assurance can make your mobile app as strong as a bridge.
Articles 06 Nov 2014
Integrate IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) with ILS deviceWISE to onboard high-value asset data
High-value asset-based industries need to be aware of the performance of their components in a real-time mode. Handle future breakdowns or failures, and control the impact to your organization's financial performance. Feed data from level 2 systems and historians in real time to build this awareness and control. Learn to integrate IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality with ILS deviceWISE to receive data from remote sources.
Tutorial 06 Nov 2014
Preserve file names when using WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliances to exchange AS2 messages with trading partners
The AS2 Filename Preservation feature is a common requirement for customers in the banking industry. WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance supports this feature by using the processing policy. This tutorial describes how to configure a trading relationship that supports this new feature.
Tutorial 05 Nov 2014
Creating multi-instance queue managers for WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer
This tutorial shows you how to set up WebSphere MQ Managed File Transfer High Availability using the WebSphere MQ Multi-Instance Queue Manager, so that you can automatically recover from file transfer errors when queue managers switch over from active to standby instances.
Articles 05 Nov 2014
Appendix: Set up your IDE
Set up your IDE to build the FindFlight app in detailed in the article "Automate crash reporting for your mobile apps."
Tutorial 05 Nov 2014
Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 8: Grant type scenario for implicit grants
Part 8 of this multi-part series describes WebSphere DataPower Appliance support for the OAuth 2.0 implicit grant type. It covers configuration for both the authorization server and the enforcement point.
Tutorial 05 Nov 2014
Top 10 reasons to pick IBM Bluemix as your cloud platform
In this Top 10 List, Carl Osipov shares his views on why developers will want to choose IBM Bluemix as their cloud platform of choice.
Tutorial 04 Nov 2014
OAuth 2.0 clients in Java programming, Part 3: Authorization code grant
This multi-part series will help you develop a generic and reusable OAuth 2.0 client that can be used to interface with any OAuth 2.0-compliant server. Part 1 explained how to implement the resource owner password credentials grant. Part 2 described how to implement the client credentials grant. Now, Part 3 teaches you how to implement the authorization code grant.
Tutorial 04 Nov 2014
5 minutes of smart: Tracking dependencies between requirements and artifacts
When you use an automated tool to facilitate tracking dependencies between requirements and artifacts (in this case, Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software), you can obtain a project-wide omniscient view of all dependency links, and that's a good thing.
Articles 03 Nov 2014
Build an Android app to reserve meeting facilities
This tutorial shows you how to build a simple approval application for reserving meeting facilities in a workplace environment. To build the app, you'll use cloud services (Cloudant DB, MQ Light and Twilio) in the Bluemix development platform. Once the app is deployed on Bluemix, users can easily submit requests and receive responses on their mobile device.
Tutorial 03 Nov 2014
Build an Android app and a web app to monitor on-premise database table values
If you monitor program status manually, save yourself some time by building an app to check a table column value in your on-premise database (such as whether a component is running or not) and get a push notification when the value changes. You can view the most recent table value from an Android mobile app or a web app. Follow this tutorial to monitor any table column value in an on-premise database that is supported by the Bluemix Cloud integration service.
Tutorial 03 Nov 2014
Testing web applications by using the Web UI extension of Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client 8.6
The goal of web UI testing is to detect functional problems with a website or a web application on your desktop. The Web UI extension of Rational Test Workbench Eclipse Client supports automated testing of the user interface of web applications.
Articles 03 Nov 2014
Set up Mobile Quality Assurance with Swift and iOS 8
Learn how to augment a Swift version of the familiar BlueList application with the Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) service on IBM Bluemix. With MQA, you can add a robust set of bug reporting, crash logging, and sentiment analysis for your applications for both internal pre-production testing and for end users after the applications reach production. In addition to delivering this compelling set of features with a minimally intrusive client-side footprint, MQA offers a comprehensive analytics dashboard for deeper insight.
Tutorial 03 Nov 2014
5 minutes of smart: Tracing project requirements
By using an automated tool to facilitate tracing project requirements (in this case, Rational DOORS Next Generation), you can take charge and make managing project requirements a smooth, continuous process.
Articles 03 Nov 2014
5 minutes of smart: How to link requirements to development artifacts
An important initial task to successfully manage requirements in a development project includes linking requirements and artifacts. Choosing the correct link type is key. Learn about links types in a typical RM tool such as Rational DOORS Next Generation. You can also experiment with the DOORSng tool in a 60-day free trial.
Articles 03 Nov 2014
5 minutes of smart: Detect and analyze runtime problems with probes
By using an automated tool to facilitate development code testing (in this case, Rational Application Developer for WebSphere), which uses the Eclipse-based Probekit framework of Java code fragments that can be inserted into a program to provide information as the program runs, you make it easier to obtain vital runtime data on your code component.
Articles 03 Nov 2014
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 3
Rational DOORS Next Generation now lets you create client extensions. Extensions are complete web applications that run inside a dedicated area of the DOORS user interface, allowing users to embed custom web content. IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform for hosting web applications and extensions. In this tutorial, the last of three parts, see how to build a web front end using the Express JS framework, and how to allow users to authenticate to the popular note-taking software Evernote using OAuth instead of using a single developer token.
Tutorial 03 Nov 2014
Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 1: Introducing OAuth 2.0 support in DataPower
This article is the first in a multi-part series of articles describing OAuth support on WebSphere DataPower Appliances. Part 1 starts with an overview of OAuth and then describes DataPower support for OAuth roles. The rest of the article series will go into detail on several aspects of OAuth and DataPower usage and configuration.
Also available in: Portuguese  
Articles 01 Nov 2014
Implementing OAuth on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances, Part 7: Using DataPower with Tivoli Federated Identity Manager to support OAuth 2.0
Part 7 of this multi-part article series describes how to use a WebSphere DataPower service to act as an OAuth token enforcement point for an IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager OAuth authorization server.
Also available in: Portuguese  
Articles 01 Nov 2014
IBM RFE Community, Release 15
Find out what's new in the RFE Community. With Release 15, the RFE Community provides new features that keep you up to date on the requests you're watching and are interested in.
Tutorial 01 Nov 2014
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 2
Rational DOORS Next Generation now lets you create client extensions. Extensions are complete web applications that run inside a dedicated area of the DOORS user interface, allowing users to embed custom web content. IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform for hosting web applications and extensions. In this tutorial, the second of three parts, see how to build a web front end using the Express JS framework, and how to allow users to authenticate to the popular note-taking software Evernote using OAuth instead of using a single developer token.
Tutorial 31 Oct 2014
Deliver an exceptional mobile web experience using WebSphere Portal and IBM Worklight V6.0, Part 8: Creating a hybrid portlet application using IBM Worklight and IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0
The final tutorial of this multi-part series shows how to create a WebSphere Portal V8.0-based hybrid portlet application by using IBM Worklight V6.0 that is installed on top of IBM Rational Application Developer V9.0. The portlet application that is created helps to download files from IBM Web Content Management libraries. With the desktop version of the application, you can download the files on your local file system. With the mobile version, you can download the files to your device. The application can also be used with Android based mobile devices.
Tutorial 30 Oct 2014
Quickly build and deploy JSR-compliant portlets in the cloud
Use your Eclipse Workbench to develop and deploy portlets on Bluemix using the WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile.
Tutorial 29 Oct 2014
Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin
Android applications let you do systems administration work by remotely connecting from your phone or tablet to your Windows, Linux, or UNIX systems, giving you a faster response time and letting you solve problems no matter where you are.
Tutorial 29 Oct 2014
Explore the advanced analytics platform, Part 5: Deep dive into discovery and visualization
In this article, explore a pattern for data lake exploration and learn the steps for data integration across the end-to-end data flow. Through a series of exploration use cases, the tutorial defines the characteristics of the exploration and their execution by using the pattern.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system
Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: Cognos BI - Dynamic Cube Security Case Studies
This document will expand on Chapter 7 - Dimensional security of the IBM Cognos Dynamic Cube Redbook and show some examples of how the various combinations of dimensional security filters can affect the view of data your users can see.
Articles 28 Oct 2014
Port your web applications onto Bluemix
This article gives detailed steps on how a traditional J2EE application can be ported to the latest services on IBM BlueMix. The article and the sample code provided show how to port an application that uses database, Java Message Service (JMS), and email functions to Bluemix using SQL Database, MQ Light, and SendGrid Services. This article gives a quick, hands-on tour of IBM Bluemix, the open IBM cloud platform for developing and deploying web and mobile applications.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
TED Talk replay: What do we do with all this big data?
In this TED Talk replay, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Video and audio 28 Oct 2014
Enable Information Lifecycle Governance for data on mobile devices using Bluemix services
The RetentionLite application, built using IBM Bluemix mobile data services on an Android platform, enables a user to define governing rules or policies for efficient backup of data on the mobile device. This application enables Information Lifecycle Governance on mobile devices using flexible and configurable rules with an intuitive user interface. Enterprises can use the power of IBM Bluemix services to quickly develop and customize applications like RetentionLite to suit their data retention policies.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
Mastering MEAN: MEAN meets Meetup.com and microdata
In the fourth Mastering MEAN installment, integrate your MEAN application with Meetup.com's RESTful API. Along the way, make your web page more search-engine friendly by mixing in a bit of microdata to mark up your HTML semantically.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
OAuth 2.0 clients in Java programming, Part 2: Client credentials grant
This multi-part series will help you develop a generic and reusable OAuth 2.0 client that can be used to interface with any OAuth 2.0-compliant server. Part 1 explained how to implement the resource owner password credentials grant. Now, Part 2 describes how to implement the client credentials grant.
Tutorial 28 Oct 2014
Compare the Informix Version 12 editions
Get an introduction to the various editions of IBM Informix, and compare features, benefits, and licensing considerations in a side-by-side table. Regardless of which edition you choose, Informix brings you legendary ease of use, reliability, stability, and access to extensibility features.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Portuguese  
Articles 24 Oct 2014
Increase throughput with z/OS Language Environment heap storage tuning method
The z/OS Language Environment (LE) component provides a common runtime environment for the IBM version of certain high-level languages. LE provides runtime options that can be customized according to the programs behaviors to achieve better execution performance. This paper puts forward an LE heap storage tuning method for IBM's InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS (Q Replication). The tuning reduces contentions of concurrent heap storage allocation requests among multiple threads of the Q Capture program and Q Apply program of Q Replication for z/OS while keeping the heap storage overall allocation to a minimum. After applying the heap tuning techniques outline in this paper, a notable 13% throughput performance was achieved for OLTP type workloads and CPU reduction was noticed for all workload types
Tutorial 23 Oct 2014
Need to find objects? Use the indexing feature of the IBM Bluemix DataCache service
This tutorial describes how to use the IBM Bluemix DataCache service in applications and exploit the advanced indexing function of DataCache. With the indexing function, the application can efficiently find data by the indexed attributes, build pre-defined query functions based on the indexed attributes, or build a customized data access layer on top of the indexing function.
Tutorial 23 Oct 2014
InfoSphere Guardium and the Amazon cloud, Part 2: Secure storage on the cloud for backup and restore
The growing number of relational databases on the cloud accentuates the need for data protection and auditing. InfoSphere Guardium offers real-time database security and monitoring, fine-grain database auditing, automated compliance reporting, data-level access control, database vulnerability management, and auto-discovery of sensitive data in the cloud. With the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you can create and use your own database instances in the cloud and build your own applications around them. This two-part series explores how to use InfoSphere Guardium to protect database information in the cloud. Part 1 describes how to use InfoSphere Guardium's discovery and vulnerability assessment with Amazon RDS instances. This tutorial covers how InfoSphere Guardium uses Amazon S3 for backup and restore.
Tutorial 23 Oct 2014
Invoking a secured web service using HTTP basic authentication from a BPEL process
This tutorial shows you how to invoke web services that require HTTP basic authentication using the HTTP Header Setter mediation primitive available in IBM Business Process Manager (BPM). HTTP basic authentication employs a user name and password to authenticate a service client to a secure endpoint. You can set up HTTP basic authentication when sending or receiving web service requests.
Tutorial 22 Oct 2014
Creating an agent-based backup system for IBM PureApplication System
This article shows you how to use IBM Endpoint Manager to deploy and configure IBM Tivoli Storage Manager backup agents on virtual machines that are running in an IBM PureApplication System cloud. Distributing backup agents to virtual machines is essential when they are hosting critical workload data, and this article shows you how to simplify this formerly arduous task.
Articles 22 Oct 2014
Deploy Open Web Analytics on your website
One of the leading open source web analytics offerings is Open Web Analytics (OWA). This article provides step-by-step instructions on deploying OWA on an IBM platform as a service (PaaS) of IBM BlueMix. Web applications hosted on Bluemix, as well as those hosted outside Bluemix, can create customizable reports containing statistics on website traffic, updates to shopping carts, page views translating into purchases, and several other useful metrics.
Tutorial 21 Oct 2014
What is this thing called Bluemix: Join the application development revolution
What's the big deal about IBM Bluemix? This short video explains how Bluemix removes all of the infrastructure and middleware setup associated with application development, and gives you all the building blocks you need to rapidly compose innovative applications.
Articles 21 Oct 2014
Bluemix skills: What you need to know to architect for the cloud
Many of the skills you already have will come in handy developing with IBM Bluemix. Find out what other skills you'll need and challenges you'll face when working in the world of composable applications.
Articles 21 Oct 2014
Detecting bootable IBM Power server ISO images
Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). IBM Power Systems firmware, on the other hand, does not use such extension. This means that the detection of the bootability of images differ between computer architectures. In software such as hypervisors or even virtual machine (VM) managers, this detection can't consume too many resources and take too much time due to the number of the images they need to manipulate. This makes options like such as trying to boot the image by trial and error or even trying to mount the image in the file system not viable. This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.
Articles 20 Oct 2014
Rethinking B2B business: Enterprise application integration (EAI) in the cloud
To contain the cost and length of software integration projects, you need an infrastructure that adapts to the software scaling requirements. Learn how to deploy IBM Sterling B2B Integrator on the SoftLayer infrastructure and how to scale the application deployment parameters for better business effectiveness.
Tutorial 20 Oct 2014
Got 5 minutes? Build an email client
Create a mobile or web app in just 5 minutes to send email messages with RapidApps. RapidApps is a runtime and service, available in the IBM Bluemix cloud development platform, that helps you create applications and proofs-of-concept with zero coding.
Tutorial 20 Oct 2014
Extend the reach of enterprise content management
Write a Bluemix solution for a mobile application that uses IBM Content Manager as the back-end repository. With IBM Content Manager, you can use the app's design as a reference for developing similar mobile apps that leverage Bluemix technology.
Also available in: Chinese  
Tutorial 20 Oct 2014
Use notebooks in the cloud for great data science
Deploy an IPython Notebook server to SoftLayer: Provision a virtual machine with the Docker application-container engine on it, pull an official IPython repository from Docker Hub, and run the IPython Notebook server in a container. Then upload and play with a sample notebook that explores airline on-time performance data from Data.gov.
Tutorial 20 Oct 2014
Accelerate your innovation with Bluemix
In this webcast replay, Chris Ferris and Sanjay Joshi show how IBM Bluemix changes the game for developers.
Video and audio 17 Oct 2014
Use industry templates for advanced case management, Part 1: Introducing the Credit Card Dispute Management sample solution template for IBM Case Manager
IBM Case Manager provides the platform and tools for a business analyst to define and implement a new generation of case management solutions. To accelerate the development of solutions in particular industries, IBM Case Manager supports the notion of a solution template, which is a collection of case management assets that can be customized and extended to build a complete solution. To illustrate the value of solution templates and the features of IBM Case Manager, IBM has provided two sample solution templates that can be used as learning tools for users new to the platform. This tutorial introduces one of those templates: Credit Card Dispute Management from the financial services industry. This sample template can serve as a foundation for clients who want to build a similar solution. The template can also serve as a learning tool and reference for clients to build other solutions in other industries.
Also available in: Spanish  
Tutorial 16 Oct 2014
Use industry templates for advanced case management, Part 2: Introducing the Auto Claims Management sample solution template for IBM Case Manager
IBM Case Manager provides the platform and tools for business analysts to define and implement a new generation of case management solutions. To accelerate the development of solutions in particular industries, IBM Case Manager supports the notion of a solution template a collection of case management assets that can be customized and extended to build a complete solution. To help illustrate the value of solution templates and the abilities of IBM Case Manager, IBM has provided two sample solution templates that can be used as learning tools for new users of the platform. This tutorial introduces one of those templates Auto Claims Management from the insurance services industry. Gain an understanding of what a template is, and learn about the assets delivered in this sample template and how they were built. (This tutorial includes the code for this sample template as well as instructions on how to deploy it.)
Also available in: Portuguese  
Tutorial 16 Oct 2014
Create a tool to analyze Twitter profiles using Node.js, Mongo, and D3
Create a Node app that samples the user themes and bios of Twitter users and creates a word cloud to show characteristics of a user base. Store user keys in a Mongo database, and use D3 JavaScript Library to visualize the results.
Tutorial 16 Oct 2014
Using temporal tables in DB2 10 for z/OS and DB2 11 for z/OS
Temporal tables were introduced in IBM DB2 10 for z/OS and enhanced in V11. If you have to maintain historical versions of data over several years, temporal tables can be helpful for period-based data. In this tutorial, explore how your applications can use temporal tables to manage different versions of data, simplify service logic, and provide information for auditing. Learn about when and how to use three types of temporal tables to manage period-based data.
Tutorial 16 Oct 2014
Dynamic authentication for connectors in WebSphere Cast Iron, Part 1: Authenticating SAP and HTTP connectors dynamically
This article series shows you how to enable dynamic authentication connectors in WebSphere Cast Iron Studio. Part 1 shows you how to dynamically provide the connection parameters and connection pool options for authentication in WebSphere Cast Iron for SAP and HTTP connectors.
Articles 15 Oct 2014
Best practices for integrating IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances with WebSphere MQ
IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances are purpose built computing devices that provide many integration end points for backend services. WebSphere MQ is one of the services used with DataPower to process messages in the enterprise. The integration of DataPower application with MQ requires an understanding of many configuration objects and its settings. This tutorial presents best practices for configuring these objects to integrate with MQ, improve performance in message processing, and protect it from overutilization of resources such as CPU, memory, and connections.
Articles 15 Oct 2014
IBM Business Analytics Proven Practices: IBM SPSS Modeler - ODBC Configuration Best Practices and Troubleshooting
An overview of Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) configuration, best practices when performing these tasks, and troubleshooting techniques to assist in the resolution of common problems in this area.
Articles 14 Oct 2014
Develop your own filesystem with FUSE
With Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), you can develop a user space filesystem framework without understanding filesystem internals or learning kernel module programming. Follow this simple, step-by-step guide to install, customize, and enable FUSE and AFS, so you can create your own fully functional filesystem in user space in Linux.
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Articles 14 Oct 2014
Build and deploy a World Bank charting app on Bluemix using Python, Django, and MongoDB
Develop a charting application that uses the Django framework and deploy it to IBM Bluemix. The front end is developed using the JavaScript charting engine HighCharts. You can follow the steps provided in this article to develop a Django application with MongoDB at the back end and quickly create high-performing, elegant web applications that can be hosted on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform.
Tutorial 14 Oct 2014
Manage data in IBM Bluemix from your hybrid mobile apps with IBM plugins for Apache Cordova
Use the IBMData plugin for Apache Cordova to add IBM Bluemix data capabilities to existing or new hybrid mobile apps from the Cordova command-line interface. You can also invoke the Bluemix services to create, read, update, and delete data stored in the Bluemix cloud.
Tutorial 13 Oct 2014
Revitalize your Java EE app with IBM Bluemix services
Migrate existing applications to IBM Bluemix services such as SQLDB, Session Cache, and Auto-Scaling. The sample application you will work with is CloudTrader, a new app created from a ten-year-old day trading application.
Tutorial 10 Oct 2014
A better virtual control panel for IBM i!
The IBM i Access Client Solutions product is known for its simplicity and flexibility, and it includes console-related functions. In this article, you can learn how the IBM i Access Client Solutions virtual control panel function outshines its predecessor!
Articles 09 Oct 2014
Send push notifications automatically with Node-RED and the IBM Bluemix Push service
Use Node-RED and the IBM Bluemix Push service to build an application that enables you to send mobile push notifications automatically to mobile platforms.
Tutorial 09 Oct 2014
Integrate Rational DOORS Next Generation and Evernote, Part 1
Rational DOORS Next Generation now lets you create client extensions. Extensions are complete web applications that run inside a dedicated area of the DOORS user interface, allowing users to embed custom web content. IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and easy-to-use platform for hosting web applications and extensions. In this tutorial, the first of three parts, see how to use Node.js and the Evernote JavaScript SDK to connect to and access content in the popular note-taking software.
Also available in: Chinese  
Tutorial 09 Oct 2014
Prioritize your security work with QRadar Risk Manager
In this four-part video tutorial, Jose Bravo discusses the technology foundation for IBM Security QRadar Risk Manager and then demonstrates its key capabilities in a series of live use case scenarios. You'll learn how QRadar Risk Manager can help you filter tens of thousands of discovered IT vulnerabilities in your environment down to a manageable few based on the severity of the vulnerability, the sensitivity of the machine, and available attack paths.
Tutorial 09 Oct 2014
Using the MDM Application Toolkit to build MDM-centric business processes, Part 5: Security
This is the fifth article in a series that describes how to create process applications for master data by using IBM Business Process Manager (BPM). This series refers to the InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) Application Toolkit and IBM BPM 8.0.1, both of which are provided with InfoSphere MDM 11.0. This tutorial guides you through several security issues when creating MDM processes using the Application Toolkit. Learn about managing security issues when connecting to an MDM server, enabling encrypted flows between your process and MDM, certificate management, and restricting the REST service to HTTPS.
Tutorial 09 Oct 2014
Efficient and realistic workload testing with IBM InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay for DB2
Using captured production workloads for more realistic and efficient tests
Demos 09 Oct 2014
Integration of OS authentication with Microsoft Active Directory on IBM PureApplication System
When implementing IBM PureApplication System, IBM recommends integration with an external LDAP subsystem. Many clients have an additional requirement for the OS to integrate with an external LDAP, which is not provided out-of-the-box. This article describes how to automate the integration of OS security on PureApplication System with external Microsoft Active Directory service. This greatly simplifies managing large sets of VMs on PureApplication System.
Articles 09 Oct 2014
Start pushing: Enable push notification subscriptions in your native iOS mobile applications
Push notifications with IBM Worklight Foundation is a very powerful feature which makes it possible to reach client devices from a single common server code regardless of the vendor services (APNS or GCM). It also makes the entire process of communicating with the users and devices completely transparent to the developer. The purpose of this article is to enable developers to get up and running with Worklight push notifications as quickly as possible, as well as take the concept a step further with suggestions for ways it could be used in a more complex and realistic scenario. This article combines several important topics such as Worklight CLI, Worklight push notifications and Worklight adapter authentication, all used in tandem with a multi-view client application to join under one umbrella most of the pieces that are needed for a real push scenario. This tutorial describes a Worklight push notification scenario for an iOS native mobile application.
Articles 09 Oct 2014

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