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Database-driven Slack chatbot with Conversation service

Ever wanted to build a Slackbot, a chatbot integrated into Slack, on your own? I am going to show you how easy it is to integrate Slack or Facebook Messenger with the IBM Watson Conversation service. As a bonus, the bot is going to access a Db2 database to store and retrieve data. The code in the tutorial uses a serverless fashion with IBM Cloud Functions.

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Secure Your Db2 Data Base with Trusted Contexts

I recently introduced you to Cloud App Security. Now, you have that new cloud-based app. The data is going to be stored in DB2 (on or off the cloud). You want to protect the data, but that cloud app user needs read and write access to the database. You don't want to open the floodgates to the database for that user? Ok, here is a way to secure your Db2 data and still provide the required access. Even if that sounds impossible, trust me. And, I am going to put that "trust me" in context. Read on.

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Scale databases on-demand with Db2 on Cloud

IBM Db2 on Cloud (formerly dashDB for Transactions) has released a scalable plan that allows customers to scale RAM/CPU and disk independently.

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Introducing a New Look and Feel for Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

Today, we're proud to announce the launch and immediate availability of the brand new Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Web console and REST APIs! We want to make your interaction with our world-class cloud data warehouse offering as seamless as possible, so we set out to completely redesign these two integral parts of our user experience.

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IBM dashDB for Transactions and DB2 on Cloud are being renamed

We're making a few changes to the names of our offerings. As a result, we’re making changes to the Service Descriptions. This will go into effect on June 20th.

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Data Science Experience now available through Bluemix

Data Science Experience will be available as part of the Bluemix Catalog or through your Bluemix Subscription plan as of May 31, 2017.

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Learn How to use R with Databases

Do you want to leverage the power of R to unlock the value of data in relational databases? Are you a database professional and looking to get skilled in data science? Are you a data scientist and hitting the limits of R while trying to analyze very large data sets? If you answered yes to […]

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Getting Started on Bluemix ADO .Net Core Application to access IBM Data Servers

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.

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Security and Compliance for IBM dashDB and Cloudant

I often get asked about the security features of IBM dashDB and Cloudant. Both are database services ("DBaaS") offered on IBM Bluemix. Once the security topic is addressed, compliance-related questions are next. A good chunk of questions can be answered by reviewing the provided product documentation.

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