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Opening the Compose API on the IBM Cloud

You can now use the Compose API to manage your IBM Cloud Compose databases. The new API is a carefully crafted selection of REST endpoints from the original Compose API. These endpoints are skillfully blended with IBM Cloud's concepts of service instances to bring the power of Compose's API to your database deployments.

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Use Db2 as Cloud SQL Database with Python

Over the Summer I learned that Python is top in the IEEE programming languages ranking. It is also my favorite language for quickly coding tools, web apps and analyzing data with notebooks (e.g., on IBM Data Science Experience). Did you know that IBM provides four (4) different Db2 drivers for Python? There is a driver with the native Db2 API, one that supports the official Python DBI (database interface), one for the popular SQLAlchemy Python SQL Toolkit, and for the Python-based Django Web Framework. In an older blog I showed you how to use SQLAlchemy with Db2. Today, I am going to demonstrate you how simple it is to create a SQL database-backed web app in the IBM Cloud, utilizing the native Db2 API.

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More control for Bluemix Compose databases

At IBM Compose, we know how important having control of your databases is. In August, when we introduced the new Bluemix Compose console and in September, we added Vertical scaling controls to your database consoles. Now, our latest update is taking the friction out of administrating your databases. It adds restorable backups, updatable passwords, IP whitelisting and in-place upgrades to your Bluemix Compose console. And it's all wrapped up in a newly re-organized interface.

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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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Webinar: Graphs and Gremlin: A Sequel to SQL?

For decades now, SQL has been the colossus of data management query languages. Generations of database administrators, developers and analysts have built highly successful careers around tables and foreign key relationships, to the point where thinking about data in a relational schema has become second nature. In fact, many believe that relational databases are still the only safe and effective way to model complex data relationships.

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Connecting Node JS apps with Oracle databases on Bluemix

This blog offers guidance on connecting Node JS apps with Oracle databases on Bluemix.

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Compose Price Drop

We’re happy to announce that as of July 1, 2017, all IBM Compose database deployment prices will be reduced. To re-phrase Chicken Little, “The prices are falling, the prices are falling!” If you're not familiar with IBM Compose, it's a fully-managed service to run open source databases for applications.

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Join Us at DataLayer 2017 in Austin

DataLayer Conf 2017 is coming to Austin, Texas on May 17th to the Alamo Draft House on Lamar and we couldn't be more excited. This year we have top-notch speakers lined up to cover every aspect of the data layer. Talks will cover many databases including MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, and more, as well as database technologies such as GraphQL.

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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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