IBM dashDB is a fully managed cloud data warehousing service available through Bluemix. Whether you've already experimented with dashDB, or are net new to cloud data warehousing, the following are some handy, quick resources to start getting the most out of dashDB on Bluemix.
Are you able to deliver the value from your data that your business expects? Today, there is a growing information bottleneck in IT, as organizations want more speed, flexibility and ease of use, while at the same time data is growing and straining legacy solutions. For database administrators, developers and data scientists alike, these challenges are highly visible – but the threat to ease of use, speed and self-service extends to end users, as well. This Thursday, 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper is joining Larry Weber of IBM Cloud Data Services in a live webcast, to take a deeper look at the challenges facing data storage and analytics today. They will also explore the emerging solutions that can tackle those challenges – including those that leverage cloud computing’s scale, elasticity and agility to amplify the power of traditional data warehousing. More...
One of the great things about a cloud data service is that you don’t have to worry about upgrading versions of the software, or applying multiple fix packs. This is done for you automatically and on the fly—without any action on your part. This is a major benefit of the cloud and one of the many reasons why there is a rush to ‘as-a-service’ solutions.
The Node-RED starter community boilerplate in Bluemix has been an extremely popular service as it allows developers to simplify the coding of apps that wire things together using visual tools. The Node-RED flow editor allows developers to bring sensors, devices and apps together and facilitates collection of data for "if this then that" application. With its rich set of nodes, it always attracted variety of developers from all walks of programming. However, if a developer wanted to pump data into a relational database and use SQL for analytic queries or R models for statistical analysis, he had a little choice—until now.
IBM dashDB will exit its open beta programs on December 18, 2014. Some of the key features coming to dashDB include new deployment options, security features, improved tools like SQL query and editor capabilities, better workload monitoring, and UDX support. In true cloud form, we’ll continue to add new features and capabilities to dashDB over the coming months, so keep on watching because great things are ahead!
Introducing IBM DataWorks, exposed as REST APIs that enable your application to move data from cloud sources to cloud targets, validate and improve the accuracy of your location data by standardizing US addresses, and identify high value data attributes (such as national IDs). In addition, IBM also announced future state capabilities such as provision masked data, securely load data, and probabilistic match. IBM DataWorks services are also embedded within IBM Watson Analytics.