Getting Started on Bluemix ADO .Net Core Application to access IBM Data Servers(DB2 for z/OS, dashDB)

The purpose of this blog is to help you get started using ADO .Net Core Applications hosted on Bluemix to connect and Perform DML operations against IBM Data Servers.

App monitoring removed from Mobile Client Access

If you use the Mobile Client Access on Bluemix, you might have noticed that the monitoring feature is no longer available. This post explains why.

Retirement of Blockchain High Security Business Beta plan

The Blockchain High Security Business Beta plan became Generally Available on October 20, 2016. As a result, we are retiring the Blockchain High Security Business Beta plan on November 1, 2016.

Retirement of IBM Service Discovery and Service Proxy services

The Service Discovery and Service Proxy Beta services will be retired on December 1, 2016. The functionality will be replaced in Bluemix by a user hosted deployment of Amalgam8, IBM’s open source microservices routing fabric.

Retirement of IBM Content Delivery Network Beta service

With the global footprint of infrastructure services now available in IBM Bluemix, we will be shutting down the IBM Content Delivery Network Beta Service. Existing IBM CDN beta users should move to the production version.

Improved communications about deploying Bluemix updates

For our dedicated and local customer environments, we are deploying a new page design for the Administration Console. This new design will provide additional information in individual deployment entries.

Retirement of Bluemix Data Cache service

Earlier this month, Bluemix made available Compose’s hosted databases to Bluemix, which includes Redis, an in-memory key/value store. As a result, we are retiring the Data Cache service on November 1, 2016.

Powertrack users – Insights for Twitter is moving to Gnip 2.0

Insights for Twitter will start using Gnip 2.0 instead of Gnip 1.0 in the latter half of November. At that point Gnip 1.0 will not be supported. Since your Powertrack 1.0 queries may be impacted, please plan on migrating your queries to Gnip 2.0.

ASP.NET Core buildpack removing support for .NET Core 1.0.0 RC2

Microsoft ended support for the .NET Core 1.0 RC2 runtime on September 27th, 2016. We recommend that users upgrade existing applications that are still using this runtime to other production-ready runtime versions already available in Bluemix.