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How to Layout Big Data in IBM Cloud Object Storage for Spark SQL

When you have vast quantities of rectangular data, the way you lay it out on object storage systems like IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) makes a big difference to both cost and performance of SQL queries. However, this task is not as simple as it sounds. Here we survey some tricks of the trade.

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Elinar Takes the Mystery out of GDPR with help from IBM Cloud and Watson

Even though GDPR May 25 deadline has come and gone, many companies are still scrambling to meet compliance. Here at Elinar, we are busier than ever. Our data discover solution, AI Miner, built with Watson APIs, for use on the IBM Cloud platform, can quickly uncover mysterious data with a quick scan on your data mass for records which have privacy settings that need updating to meet GDPR compliance.

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How to rapidly develop applications with microservices (part 1)

This is the first post in a series on how to move your team towards the best long-term cloud platform adoption decision. Since adopting a cloud platform involves a significant commitment, and implies the confirmation that comes from previous work on one or more pilot projects, the primary goal of this series is to get you to the step of defining an appropriate cloud-based pilot project for your team.

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A/B testing using App Launch on IBM Cloud Services

Yes, its mobile, mobile everywhere!! Every business aspires to have its own mobile app, hence the need for a mobile app is rapidly growing. To combat the competition, some app owners work hard on innovation, few others on engaging the customers and some try to evaluate their marketing strategies.

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SQL Server 2017 now available on IBM Cloud

Today we are announcing the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on IBM Cloud. With performance improvements and new features like SQL Graph and automatic database tuning, it’s a compelling update. But there is also a major change: for the first time ever, Microsoft SQL Server will be available on Linux operating systems.

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The future of data warehousing in the IBM Cloud

We're announcing a brand new service, a complete paradigm shift in our approach to Cloud data warehousing. It's a service that finally delivers on the promise of Cloud computing: true elasticity coupled with seemingly unlimited resources, packaged as a fully managed offering. We're calling this new addition to our family, Flex Performance. It's the flagship tier of a brand new line of Flex offerings. It's available exclusively through the IBM Cloud. And, we think you're going to love it.

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End of support for Spark version 1.6 in Analytics for Apache Spark

We’d like to inform you about the withdrawal of support for Apache Spark v1.6 in IBM Analytics for Apache Spark which will end on March 30, 2018. However, this service will continue to support newer Apache Spark versions under the Spark 2.x branch – namely Spark v2.0 and Spark v2.1.2.

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Use IBM Cloud Certificate Manager with IBM Cloud Container Service to deploy custom domain TLS Certificates

We are excited to announce that IBM Cloud Container Service is now integrated with IBM Cloud Certificate Manager! This means that you can easily and securely deploy custom domain TLS certificates from Certificate Manager to your Kubernetes Cluster.

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Bringing AI and Cloud to Low-Code Development: Mendix and IBM Cloud

Technical complexity and other roadblocks shouldn’t prevent organizations from using advanced cloud services. So IBM and Mendix, a leader in low-code platforms, are partnering to make sure they don’t. According to IDC, cloud computing is now a substantial part of new IT spending and is expected to grow from $96.5 billion in 2016 to more than […]

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