August 2, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Elastic apps, iOS8 games, and 5 advantages for developers

This weekly post showcases some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. Featured are articles on creating an iOS 8 game, an introduction to Bluemix fundamentals, and making your application "elastic" on Bluemix. More...

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July 31, 2015

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Wait, what exactly is SysAdmin Day? System Administrator Appreciation Day is an international celebration of sysadmins across the globe, an official recognition of geekdom and of the time and effort these device-doctors and tech-therapists sacrifice as they work their magic at unsocial hours.

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July 30, 2015

Getting started with XPages on Bluemix

XPages on IBM Bluemix brings the power of Domino XPages to the cloud, letting you create feature-rich, responsive, and secure applications that you can quickly bring to market on Bluemix. You can use the video tutorial to guide you through the process of creating a new XPages boilerplate application in Bluemix, making changes in Domino Designer, and finally deploying the modified application to Bluemix.

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July 30, 2015

Hack your Data Warehouse by Using Notebooks

Notebooks are great for doing exploratory analytics iteratively over large and complex data sets. The emphasis here is on iterative exploration -- letting you construct and run queries interactively over and over, building on previous queries and their results, until the exploration yields the insights you are after. Good news for dashDB users is that you too can now easily leverage the power of IPython or Jupyter notebooks to hack data in your warehouse interactively.

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July 29, 2015

Canonical drops Support for lucid 64

In recent developments (no pun intended), Canonical, the company that owns development for Ubuntu announced that it is dropping support for lucid 64 which is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.  What does this mean for Cloud Foundry and the PHP buildpack? Well nothing really but there are a couple "gotcha's" that everyone should know about.

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July 29, 2015

IBM Streaming Analytics Now Available in Bluemix

IBM Streaming Analytics is the latest addition to the IBM Bluemix Platform. Now in open beta, Streaming Analytics enables you to instantaneously analyze data, scaling to thousands of sources, on the cloud. Streaming Analytics has connectors to leading analytics solutions such as Microsoft Excel, which enable you to visualize data easily and efficiently at the speed of business.

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July 28, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Making Docker Containers Work for Your Business Critical Applications

A Docker container can mimic the functionality of a virtual machine, within a cloud-based platform, while drawing a fraction of the computing hardware resources. By utilizing a large number of containers, you can develop your app and test how it will run within a complex topology from one simple laptop. Enterprise-grade containers are now available out-of-the-box with IBM Containers on Bluemix.

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July 27, 2015

Insights in no time: See how easy it is to use dashDB on the IBM Bluemix platform

Get up and running in no time with IBM dashDB in the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. Load data from a CSV or XLS file, and use the R capabilities to analyze and chart your data.

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July 27, 2015

dashDB brings MPP Scale to IBM’s BLU Acceleration

dashDB recently added MPP scale out capabilities, which means that it is no longer constrained by single server capacity and can provide truly massive warehousing capacity through clustering. It also delivers the promised “BLU Acceleration” at MPP scale because it is built on top of IBM’s BLU Acceleration in-memory column store technology, actually extending its BLU technology into a true MPP column store.

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