Included in the latest updates: two new upgrade options available for MongoDB and Elasticsearch users on the IBM Cloud. The release of MongoDB 3.4.10 and Elasticsearch 6.2.2 from IBM Compose are major version upgrades with many new features. There are also new backup restoration options which make upgrading easier along with new log file API endpoints.
Using TLS encryption means your connections, commands, and data are made safer from interception on the internet. TLS is the standard that took over from SSL for securing web connections and it is also referred to as TLS/SSL or SSL/TLS. We've made TLS encryption support the default for new Redis services. You can, though, still configure Redis without TLS by selecting an alternative plan when creating your Redis instance.
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.
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.
Bluemix is home to some of the most powerful databases in the world. Today, we are expanding that range of databases and are proud to announce that JanusGraph is arriving on Bluemix. It is coming as one of the Compose databases, bringing with it the power of fully open source graph databases.
As we've built Bluemix Compose, we've been extending the custom Bluemix dashboards for each of the Compose databases. We've been addressing the most requested features from our users. We are, therefore, pleased to announce that one of the most requested features — vertical scaling control — is now available.
It's here! The price drop for Compose databases on Bluemix has arrived bringing new entry level prices and incentives for volume use. The change was announced earlier in the quarter, but if you missed that, you'll want to know how it is going to save you money.
We're happy to announce a new management console for IBM Compose on Bluemix. The new user console makes it simple for users to manage their Compose-managed open source databases from a simple web UI. This is the first iteration of what will be many, frequent updates to a new web UI. With that, let's take a look at Compose and the new console.