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.
The IBM Streaming Analytics service is a cloud-based service for IBM Streams. Streams is an analytics platform that allows you to create applications that analyze data from a variety of sources in real time. Streaming Analytics continues to add enhancements to make it easy for you to create streaming applications however you choose. Previously, we announced integration with DSX to allow creating Streams applications in Python. Now, you can run a Beam application/pipeline in Streaming Analytics.
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.
Vaadin Bakery App Starter is a proven full-stack reference application you can use as a starting point for many serious business web apps. It contains many commonly needed features, like RDBMS database accessed using solid JPA+EJB (or Spring) -based persistency and business layer, mindful authentication and authorization, and a UI code structure suitable for non-trivial, large-scale business applications.
Yantra transformed into an award winning Fintech powerhouse. Yantra Financial Technologies was recognized as a “Company to Watch” as part of the 2016 FinTech Forward rankings released by American Banker and BAI.
You can now interact with your own GitHub Enterprise and GitLab instances from Bluemix public! Both the GitHub and GitLab tiles feature a new server dropdown menu, giving you the freedom to work with code on GitHub, GitLab, or in your own company’s GitHub Enterprise or GitLab instances.
Starting today, IBM Cloud Activity Tracker is generally available with new service plans in the US South region. IBM Cloud Activity Tracker allows you to view, manage, and audit cloud activity events in the IBM Cloud. The service can be found under the Security and DevOps sections of the Bluemix catalog.