IBM's Open cloud architecture and OpenStack support; DevOps for Websphere Process Server; Integrating Tivoli Directory Integrator and IBM Security Identity Manager; manual URL exploration in IBM Security AppScan.
Kiran Batchu shows youhow to configure the Log4j node in a WebSphere Message Brokermessage flow. The Log4j node enables you to use different levels of logging, so that at runtime, without modifying the application code., you can enable or disable specific logging nodes in a message flow while others remain unaffected.
Oktawian Powązka has atwo part article serieson how to implement single sign-on in some of the most challenging run-time environments using IBM Security Access Manager for enterprise single sign on.
Roger Sanders has published a new guide called "DB2 10.x certification: Everythingyouneed toknow" which covers the reasons you might want to get certified as a DB2 Professional, the different types of certifications that are available, and how to prepare for certification exams.
Andrew Hoppe and Jeff Klink have published "New APIs in IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise2.2" to describe the use of the new APIs, outline their use cases, describe their functions, and show code samples. The new APIs cover user management, guest messaging, service offering management, service instance management, and storage unit provisioning
Indrani Ghatare, Matt Kalan, Sundari Voruganti, and Kathryn Zeidenstein have just published a two part article series called "InfoSphereGuardium data security and protection for MongoDB." This article series describes how to monitor and protect MongoDB data using IBM InfoSphere® Guardium®. Part 1 describes an overview of the solution, the architecture, and the benefits of using InfoSphere Guardium with MongoDB. Part 2 describes how to configure InfoSphere Guardium to collect MongoDB traffic and describes how to create security policy rules for a variety of typical data protection use cases, such as alerting on excessive failed logins, monitoring privileged users, and alerting on unauthorized access to sensitive data.
Rahul Gupta and Devipriya Selvarajan have published an article series called "Load balancingWebSphere Message Broker HTTP traffic" WebSphere Message Broker V8 lets you generate a configuration file for the WebSphere Plug-in or Apache mod_proxy modules, which are used by IBM HTTP Server and Apache HTTP Server respectively to enable HTTP load balancing. Part 1 of this two-part series shows you how to configure load balancing for WebSphere Message Broker HTTP traffic using WebSphere Plug-in and IBM HTTP Server.
Matt Lucas is the lead architect for the IBM Integration Bus. They've just released version 9 of the product and he's written an articleto introduce peopleto the new featuresin thisversion. IBM Integration Bus is IBM's strategic integration product for Java, Microsoft .NET, and heterogeneous integration scenarios. It represents a significant evolution of the WebSphere Message Broker technology base, and includes new features such as policy-based workload management, business rules, and integration with Business Process Management (BPM) and Microsoft .NET. It also incorporates WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) use cases, and WebSphere ESB capabilities will be folded into IBM Integration Bus over time, with conversion tools for initial use cases built-in from day one.
You can now downloadIBM InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition from the evaluation software section of developertworks. This is a free, downloadable non-production version of BigInsights that enables new solutions that cost effectively turn large, complex volumes of data into insight by combining Apache Hadoop, (including the MapReduce framework and the Hadoop Distributed File Systems), with unique, enterprise-ready technologies and capabilities from across IBM, including Big SQL, text analytics and BigSheets.
Cheryl King has a new article on developerWorks called, "Migrating fromApache Tomcat to the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile" This article provides instructions for migrating applications and their configuration information from Apache Tomcat to the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty Profile using two utilities (one of which is new for V8.5.5) that make migrating easy and reliable.
IBM has released anevaluation version of its latest IBM Rational Software Architectproduct. Rational Software Architect is a comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool for end-to-end software delivery. The latest version provides comprehensive support for emerging technologies such as Business Process Modeling Notation version 2, Service Oriented Architecture, and Java Enterprise Edition version 5. Stop by the Evaluation Software area of developerWorks to download an evaluation copy of this product.
IBM has released anevaluation version of its IBM DB2 Merge Backup product for Linux, Unix, and Windows. As application databases increase in size and number, so does the amount of time required to complete backup procedures. But the IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, Unix and Windows lets database administrators perform backups without taking databases offline or disrupting applications. Database backups are completely transparent to end users. Visit the developerWorks evaluation software area to download an evaluation copy of the product.
Craig Statchuk has published a how-to guide on developerworks that walks you through the the steps required toimplement an interactive map widget for use with IBM Cognos 10.1.1 Business Insight. The interactive map widget implemented in this tutorial can utilize online maps from popular vendors such as ESRI Maps, Google Maps, and Bing Maps. The tutorial provides example code that you can use as the starting point for your own interactive map widget in IBM Cognos.
Sundari Voruganti and Kathryn Zeidenstein have updated their developerWorks article onhow InfoSphere® Guardium® can integrated Hadoop-based environments into Guardium's activity monitoring and auditing policies. They also show how to tailor Guardium's reporting capabilities to specific Hadoop environmanes such as IBM Big Insights, Cloudera, Hortonworks Data Platform, and Greenplum Hadoop.. In their article, you will also learn about a quick start monitoring implementation available only with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights.
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Kyle Brown discusses best practices forpatterns adoptionwith IBM PureApplication System. He recently published an article that outlines six important best practices to help clients be successful integrating IBM PureApplication System into their IT governance policies and data center management strategies.
Derek Chowanec has published anew training video for IBM Security AppScan Source edition. In this video will show you how to configure the tool to scan application source code, how to use the integrated tools to build a report on its findings, and how to conduct triage on the findings. Also in this video, Tom Mulvehill shows you how to hunt down vulnerabilities in Android applications.
Matthew Hatem, Ethan Burns, and Wheeler Ruml, have published a tutorial on developerworks to show youhow toimplement the most widely used heuristic searchalgorithm in Java. Their step by step article shows you how to improve the performance of heuristic searches by avoiding expensive garbage collection and exploiting a high-performance alternative to the Java Collections Framework. If you want to incorporate this fundamental artificial intelligence search algorithm in your applications, this tutorial will help you get started with sample code that's available for download.
Benny Halberstadt and Nancy Navarro have produced ahow toguide for usingtheIBMInfoSphere BusinessGlossary REST API to find terms, examine the term's details and contact term's the steward. Their example code show you how to develop an Android application to call the REST APIs and invoke the phone's native phone and email applications to contact the data stewards found in the Business Glossary. You'll learn a lot about the InfoSphere Business Glossary, REST programming, and Android application development all in this single article.
Uche Ogbuji has published a tutorial on how to use theopen source CSS preprocessor, LESS, to write readable and maintainable Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for modern websites. CSS makes the terrible old days of layout tricks with tables and invisible images a dim memory. But CSS is still unfriendly, and several initiatives tried to tame it for developers. One of the best is LESS, which extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations, and functions. LESS is a CSS-like language that compiles seamlessly into CSS either on the client side or through server-side preprocessing.
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Start learning how to effectivelymanageprivileged usersecurity threats with a new quick-read guide about the capabilities of IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager. This article explains the basics of how IBM® Security Privileged Identity Manager centralizes the management of privileged and shared accounts and helps you track and audit the activities of privileged users so you can provide effective security and authentication governance.
Supal Chowdhury and Rohit Sahai have published a tutorial onhow tousethe IBM® Worklight®’s optimizationframework. They show a step by step use case for developing a mobile application using the optimization framework that lets the application developer share code across multiple mobile application environments without sacrificing function or the user experience. They also show the return on investment benefits that come from this approach to mobile application development.
Paul Duvall from Stelligent has published ahow toguide for usingtheopen sourcetool CanaryBoard tocreate a DevOpsdasboard for your IT organization. The dashboard reveals the state of the entire software system under development — from check-in to production — at a glance. This article show you how to install and configure your dashboard and how to use Ruby scripts to programmatically update the dashboard.
Reggie Barosa describes how tomodernize an existing IBM® z/OS® applicationby using service-oriented architecture (SOA) to move it to a smartphone. Without making changes in the existing IBM® CICS® application, he shows how to create and deploy CICS web services that a smartphone can invoke.
Arup Pal has published a how-to guide on developerWorks called "Using the global cache in WebSphere Message Broker." The new global cache feature in WebSphere Message Broker V18.104.22.168 enables you to store and reference data in an embedded memory cache or an external WebSphere eXtreme Scale grid. This article shows you how to implement a global cache to store and access reference data for use by message flows.
Zafar Gilani and Salman Ul Haq have published a how-to guide on developerworks to show developershow to analyze large datasets with Hive. The big data industry has mastered the art of gathering and logging terabytes of data, but the challenge is to base forecasts and make decisions derived from this real data. This article presents a use case for analyzing Call Data Records with Hive to gain insights into customer usage patterns.
IBM has announced a90-day trial of IBM SmartCloud Services. IBM SmartCloud Services, lets you develop, test, and quickly deploy applications to the cloud with minimal resources. IBM SmartCloud Services helps you build innovative solutions quicker by using patterns of expertise that automate many tasks and gives you access to many pre-built virtual machine images for you to use. After August 30th 2013 IBM will no longer accept requests for this trial, so sign up today to get started.