October 30, 2018

Pricing Update for IBM Watson Speech to Text and Text to Speech

Effective December 1, 2018, the IBM Watson Speech to Text and Text to Speech services will be removing the free tiers from their Standard plans (i.e., the 1,000-free-minute tier in Speech to Text and 1,000,000-free-character tier in Text to Speech).

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June 26, 2018

Watson Discovery Pricing Changes

You spoke, we listened! In response to feedback from our customers, we are rolling out new pricing plans for Watson Discovery, effective August 1, 2018. Read on to learn more about Discovery pricing changes. Watson Discovery is a cloud native AI-powered insight engine that enables you to effortlessly find value in any data. Whether you […]

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September 12, 2017

New Pricing and Incentives for Compose on Bluemix

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.

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June 6, 2017

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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December 6, 2016

New lower price for Watson Visual Recognition

The IBM Bluemix team is pleased to announce changes to the pricing of the Watson Visual Recognition service.

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May 4, 2015

Bluemix Updates: Cinco de Mayo!

It's been a couple months since my last Bluemix Updates blog. But, the team has kept working, and on the eve of Cinco de Mayo I thought it was time to share some great new features and functions that have recently gone live. These include a new and improved pricing page and Labs section in the Bluemix Catalog, overhauled Bluemix docs, including the ability to leave inline feedback, improvements to SSL certificate support for custom domains, ability to communicate with live IBM representatives via text chat and video chat and lots more...

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September 5, 2014

The Benefits of Flexible Pricing for Cloud Apps

After the free 30 trial period for Bluemix, many of our services and runtimes have perpetual free allowances, while others follow a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing model. This blog post talks about our pricing model and the new pricing calculator, answers a few FAQs and explains how the pricing model helps you build and run apps in a really cost-effective manner.

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September 2, 2014

Bluemix UI Updates: August 2014

The Bluemix UI updates for August are now live in 85 countries! The team kept busy this month and put together a lot of awesome new features since our July refresh. We think you'll enjoy these enhancements, which include: Better Allowances for Runtime Usage, a Cost Estimator, and Redesigned App Details. Read on for more details. Then, go to and try it out for yourself!

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June 30, 2014

Services Changes with Bluemix General Availability

As you've probably heard by now, we are very excited to announce that the Bluemix platform is now officially available as a commercial offering. As part of this announcement we've introduced new IBM and 3rd party services, updated our UI and docs and perhaps most importantly, introduced pricing.

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