They’re all the buzzwords we’re hearing everyday and that’s because they are critical to getting your business—large or small, new or old—through the next half of this decade successfully. Getting started with some of these technologies and strategies can be rather daunting. I mean just Big Data alone is pretty daunting. How big is “Big“?
We’ve recently published the beginning of the Big Data Actionable Architecture on Bluemix series, starting with secured hybrid data warehouses. This workshop series introduces you to what Big Data and Analytics capabilities are, how Bluemix supports them, and then gets you hands-on with Bluemix in walking through a real-world use case:
The workshop series will cover additional use cases and services provided by Bluemix to support the reference architecture shown above. An upcoming publication to the Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Resource Hub will map many more of these capabilities to what is needed to be successful with your applications today. Covering components from data intake through enhanced enterprise applications, you will learn of the necessary Big Data & Analytics components, as well as how they flow together:
In the opening entry in the series, you will deploy an application to Bluemix while leveraging data on-premise, in a simulated on-premise System of Record. This is done by leveraging the Virtual Machine service on Bluemix, along with the Secure Gateway component, to simulate how you can connect your enterprise applications to Bluemix and access your on-premise data today!
Deploying a sample application on top of this architecture, you’ll see how the data can flow between the components, and what is necessary for you to deploy your own application on top of it. The sample will show you how to deploy an application with its source code stored in a remote repository through IBM Bluemix DevOps Services and manage that for future updates.
Get Started Today!
If you want to get started with Bluemix and Big Data, this is the series for you! Check it out at Big Data Workshop #1 and check back soon for future entries in the series!
Logs help you troubleshoot issues with your clusters and apps. Sometimes, you might want to send logs somewhere for processing or long-term storage. On a Kubernetes cluster in the IBM Cloud Container Service, you can enable log forwarding for your cluster and choose where your logs are forwarded.
Kubernetes development and adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace, and keeping current can be difficult without the right process and tools. For example, IBM Cloud Container Service launched with support for Kubernetes v1.5.6 earlier this year. Since that initial launch, the Kubernetes community provided 3 minor releases (v1.6, v1.7, and v1.8) and over 25 patch releases. By year's end there's likely to be another minor release and numerous patches. So with all this change, what's the best way to keep your cluster and apps up-to-date and secure?
As your organization explores more digital initiatives, including cloud and mobile, the importance of identity and access management (IAM) is paramount. Nearly all IT decision makers we talk with agree that IAM is essential to the success of their company’s cloud adoption and it is seen as a key enabler for mobility, analytics and IoT initiatives.