Rocket Mainframe Data Service, a Bluemix-enabled service from Rocket Software, allows developers to easily access mainframe data from Bluemix with very little friction. In fact, developers can use their favorite stack to access the mainframe data without worrying about the internal mainframe formats. In part 1 of a five-part series introduces the problem space and gets some setup steps out of the way before getting to coding in the next installment.
dashDB recently added MPP scale out capabilities, which means that it is no longer constrained by single server capacity and can provide truly massive warehousing capacity through clustering. It also delivers the promised “BLU Acceleration” at MPP scale because it is built on top of IBM’s BLU Acceleration in-memory column store technology, actually extending its BLU technology into a true MPP column store.
Since the beginning of the year, we have updated the Liberty buildpack a number of times. With each release of the buildpack we introduce new features, improve existing features or provide important fixes. The key changes we have made since the start of the year are JRebel integration, updated Liberty profile, security fixes, and SSL support for the SQL Database Service.
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!
We are pleased to announce that ElephantSQL has moved to SoftLayer for hosting. You should now experience less data latency and better performance when building an application using ElephantSQL. If you created data before 2014-10-15 21:46:52 EST, then follow these migration steps to migrate your data to SoftLayer.
The BluemixBoutique sample demonstrates a very basic online store application built by consuming cloud services. The core of the application is written using Java EE with a few different RESTful patterns to access the backend data stored in two different types of databases