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IBM Announces Kubernetes-based IBM Cloud private platform

We're excited to announce the release of IBM Cloud private, a new way to deliver and run your elastic workloads in your own trusted data centers.

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Build a home automation virtual agent with PubNub BLOCKs and Watson

Home automation is an ubiquitous application. We talk to our appliances, and they obey our orders. That is so cool! But let's take it a step further. We'll want to make it a bit more seamless, so that we talk to our home in a natural conversation. But how do we do it? Machines talk in binary code which is cumbersome for humans. In this blog article, we will show you how to build a home automation app. So follow along and check out the demonstration provided later in this article to help you understand how to build a virtual assistant for your home.

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How to sharpen Watson Visual Recognition results with simple preprocessing

The IBM Watson Visual Recognition service can obviously tag images for content, recognize faces, and find similar images, but that’s not all it can do. If the condition you want to identify is only within a smaller region of a larger image, the entire image might not be classified with high enough confidence and a positive result could be missed. This post shows you how you can improve Watson Visual Recognition's ability to detect finer details.

IBM Bluemix Container Service Live in Sydney and London

The IBM Bluemix Container Service combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experiences, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson. The service launched initially in US South (Dallas) and EU Central (Frankfurt). As the IBM Cloud continues to expand our datacenter scope, the container service is expanding as well. The container service is now available in the Sydney and London regions.

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IBM Globalization Pipeline Introduces Integrated Professional Translation

Almost a year ago, when we first announced and released IBM Globalization Pipeline on Bluemix, we were looking to solve a simple problem facing Bluemix development teams wanting to expand into global markets -- how can Cloud dev teams translate their applications into different languages without impeding continuous delivery and disrupting DevOps? In answer, we delivered Globalization Pipeline -- a Bluemix service that enables developers to integrate translation processes into their build and deploy infrastructure and translate their apps using machine translation. Think integration with IBM DevOps services, UrbanCode Deploy, Continuous Delivery, Maven, VS Code, and Atom, think Watson Language Translator, think client SDKs for dynamic app translation updates.

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Latently, Bitfusion, and IBM Cloud enable democratized access to deep learning

Latently, Bitfusion, and IBM Cloud partnered to provide a deep learning development platform and best-in-class GPU infrastructure allowing you to publicly replicate all AI and ML scientific papers via the Latently Deep Learning Certificate (LDLC) program.

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Securely Access MongoDB from a Spring Boot App Running on Bluemix Kubernetes Using Kubernetes Secrets

This example builds on my previous post where I showed how to access a Bluemix MongoDB service from a Spring data app running locally. In that simple example the MongoDB credentials were either hard coded in the application or specified manually on the command line.

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Accessing a Bluemix MongoDB Service from a Java Spring Boot Application

In this blog post I'll show how to access a Compose for MongoDB database running on IBM Bluemix from a Spring boot application running locally. Spring is a popular open source framework and container for Java applications. MongoDB is a popular open source document oriented NoSQL database that uses JSON-like documents.

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Introducing four new IBM Cloud data centers in London, San Jose, and Sydney

We’ve launched four new global data centers: two in London and one each in San Jose and Sydney. IBM is expanding its cloud footprint to meet enterprise demand—and upping our combined data center count to 59 across 19 countries. Get access to high performance and cognitive services Handling big data workloads with high performance is […]

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IBM dashDB for Analytics is now Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

We're rebranding dashDB for Analytics to Db2 Warehouse on Cloud.

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Rapidly developing applications (part 2): architecting with microservices

[Kyle Brown (IBM Distinguished Engineer/CTO) and Rick Osowski (IBM Distinguished Engineer/CTO) collaborated with Roland on this post.–Ed.] This is the second post in a series on microservices application development. The series provides a context for defining a cloud-based pilot project that best fits current needs and prepares for a longer-term cloud adoption decision. The previous post, after providing context […]

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Deploying a Spring IBM Graph Application to Bluemix Kubernetes

In this blog post, I'll describe the process of connecting an IBM Graph service on Bluemix with a Spring application. Then we'll deploy that application to a Bluemix Kubernetes cluster, using Kubernetes secrets to securely pass configuration credentials.

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