September 7, 2015

Best of Bluemix: Content repos, SSO, and containers

This regular post spotlights some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. Today's entries explain how to integrate an IBM Bluemix application with an on-premises IBM Content Manager instance using the Bluemix Secure Gateway service, how companies can deploy web apps to Bluemix and restrict access to users who have credentials in the company’s single sign-on in less than an hour, and an introduction to some of today’s popular application delivery technologies associated with cloud computing (bare metal, VM, and container-based delivery).

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September 4, 2015

Speed your SQL Queries with Spark SQL

Unlock the potential of high speed and meaningful analytics on your enterprise data by accessing on-premise enterprise data from relational databases via Apache Spark's in-memory analytics engine! IBM is committed to the Apache Spark project with investments in design-led innovation and broad-scale education programs to promote open source innovation and accelerate intelligence into every application. This post walks through how to quickly and easily one can connect to a relational database using Spark SQL.

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September 3, 2015

IBM IoT Real-Time Insights – Analytics designed for the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands rapidly, more and more “things” are reporting their properties, location, and status in near real-time. This generates a huge volume and variety of data that is under-utilized… or often not used at all! To utilize IoT data effectively to drive business decisions and results, organizations need help processing large amounts of data in real-time and driving real-time actions from that data. To address these challenges, IBM is introducing a new Internet of Things analytics offering: IBM IoT Real-Time Insights.

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September 3, 2015

Citizen Student: Learning to vote with Bluemix’s help

Part of the VoteSavvy initiative is to provide a survey for young voters, designed to reveal useful voting information like candidates, location and party stance on an individual’s interests. The survey runs on Bluemix. As an advocate and organizer of hackathons for social good, I’m thrilled that this survey was born in an Ottawa hackathon called Random Hacks of Kindness.

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September 2, 2015

Deploying a MEAN Application to IBM Cloud in One Click

MEAN stands for Mongo DB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. It is probably the most popular software development stack for JavaScript developers there is. It is so popular that there is a open source project called MEAN.JS that is meant to quickly scaffold out a MEAN application in a matter of minutes. You can easily deploy a MEAN app to Bluemix using the MEAN.JS project.

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September 1, 2015

XPages Runtime Update

An update to the XPages runtime on Bluemix has been released this week, as well as a refresh of the Bluemix tooling in Domino Designer. The focus of this new version is security. This post outlines the changes and new capabilities.

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September 1, 2015

Sample App – IBM Insights for Twitter Service on Bluemix

This post features a sample application that demonstrates the IBM Insights for Twitter Service API and includes source code. With the sample's search interface, you can explore the results of complex queries returned by the service without writing any code, but you're free to copy/redeploy the source to your own Bluemix environment.

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August 31, 2015

Webinar Q&A: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Build Smarter Apps

If you’ve used applications like Siri, Pandora, or Netflix, you’ve seen how artificial intelligence improves your experience with personalized recommendations and smart assistants. Now, learn how to put AI to work in your applications. See examples of how organizations are applying the newest AI technologies to gather and trend customer feedback, bucket and route inbound communications, build recommendation engines, etc.

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August 31, 2015

Scaling from 1 to 100K+ connected devices with IoT on Bluemix – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we introduced you to the Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation service in Bluemix and how it connects an IoT device to the cloud, enabling it to leverage the wealth of available cloud services. But we also posed a difficult question: What happens if you’re really successful and 100K+ devices want to connect? This installment will show you!

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