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Bluemix Experimental Services Sunset

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To all Bluemix Users:

We’re pleased that these Compose-based services have recently been added to the Bluemix service catalog:

  • https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/compose-for-mongodb/
  • https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/compose-for-mysql/
  • https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/compose-for-rabbitmq/
  • https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/compose-for-redis/
  • https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/compose-for-postgresql/

We have had open source service versions in our experimental catalog for a while, but now that we have production services through the Compose offering, we are removing the experimental versions.

Compose is a platform for production-ready database hosting. Compose services are deployed in highly available and fully managed environments. Every Compose deployment features high availability, automatic failover, daily backups, auto-scaling resources, 24/7 monitoring and support, a robust set of APIs for managing your deployments remotely, SSH/SSL encryption, and more.

Because of this, we are sunsetting these older experimental services:

  • Mongo DB – https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/mongodb/
  • MYSQL – https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/mysql/
  • Postgresql – https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/postgresql/
  • Rabbit MQ – https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/rabbitmq/
  • Redis – https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/redis/

On June 27th, 2017, we will remove them from the catalog (although your bound service instances can still be accessed).

On August 7th, 2017, we will disable the services completely so no instances can further be used. After that the data will be deleted.

Please extract all needed data from these services instances before this date to ensure no data is lost when the service is withdrawn. Compose services offer increased flexibility by typically being accessible from anywhere, whereas these experimental services were only ever accessible from applications hosted in Bluemix. Therefore all data migration will require deploying a Bluemix application to extract the data.

Here is some great information about Compose and their quality production-ready services:

  • https://www.ibm.com/blogs/bluemix/2016/12/databases-tap-compose-bluemix/
  • https://www.ibm.com/blogs/bluemix/2017/06/compose-enterprise-levels-compose-databases/
  • https://www.ibm.com/blogs/bluemix/2016/10/compose-hosted-databases-bluemix/

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