July 23, 2015

IBM Acquires Compose, Inc. to Expand Cloud Data Services

I’d like to welcome the Compose team to their new home in the IBM Cloud Data Services group. Compose built their business operating MongoDB for customers and has added PostgreSQL, Redis, RethinkDB, and Elasticsearch over time. Their services will be the perfect complement to Cloudant’s Apache CouchDB-based service and to IBM’s cloud data warehouse, dashDB, among other Bluemix services.

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July 23, 2015

Embed rich reports in your web and mobile applications

Increasingly, developers are looking to incorporate analytics as part of their user experience. However, most developers do not have the resources to develop, maintain and support an analytics solution in-house. The Embeddable Reporting Service for IBM Bluemix was engineered specifically to address this problem. It is a light-weight service for seamlessly embedding reports and dashboards within web and mobile applications.

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July 23, 2015

Bluemix in the News

Too busy coding to keep up with all the exciting happenings in the Bluemix world? Well don't worry! Every other week, we will be working for you to compile this concise post summarizing announcements, videos, and events that Bluemix has been involved in because we understand your busy schedule, but we also know your desire to learn more about Bluemix!

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July 22, 2015

Liberty Buildpack Updates: Java EE 7 is here!

Throughout the year, almost with each buildpack release, we have updated the Liberty runtime to make available or preview the latest Java EE 7 Liberty features. With the Liberty Java EE 7 support, two major changes will be made to the Liberty buildpack that will be available soon—some applications might be adversely impacted by these changes due to the update of the specification levels, their underlying implementations and/or Java version.

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July 22, 2015

Start. Code. Share.

Start. Code. Share.

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July 22, 2015

Apache Spark Tutorial: Top 5 Tips to get Started

I’m tremendously excited about our Apache Spark-as-a-service product, IBM Analytics for Apache Spark. We’re making the power and capabilities of Spark - and a new platform for creating big data analytics and application design - available to developers, data scientists, and business analysts, who previously had to deal with IT for support or simply do without. On behalf of the Spark team, we look forward to hearing from you about your product experience going forward. The following are some top tips on how to quickly ramp up on using Spark. More...

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July 21, 2015

Introducing IBM Analytics for Apache Spark

The highlight of IBM’s announcement at Spark Summit 2015 is the introduction of Apache Spark as a service, IBM Analytics for Apache Spark, available in IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform for cloud services. IBM views Spark as a transformational technology, with powerful new capabilities that have the potential to materially change the way businesses manage thru digital transformation. IBM Analytics for Apache Spark’s unified programming model for batch and real-time analytics, multi-language support, in-memory data processing engine, and integrated libraries such as machine learning and graph processing, make it possible for developers, business analysts, and data scientists to incorporate intelligence into every application and better support critical-path business decision making.

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July 21, 2015

Best of Bluemix: iOS apps, DevOps, and Data Analytics

This weekly post showcases some of the best new tutorials, videos, and other content published each week on developerWorks. The featured topics are Bluemix and the MobileFirst Platform for iOS, using scrum methods with DevOps Services, and the DataWorks service. More...

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July 21, 2015

Gamifo builds social engagement for retailers

We recently had the chance to catch up with Dr. Ethan Hadar, CEO and founder of Gamifo, a mobile marketing startup based in Israel. We got his take on a range of topics—from the company’s fascinating work around ‘tribal’ relationships, to building their solution with IBM Bluemix, to what it means to be a startup.

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