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 article to introduce people to the new features in this version. 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 from Apache 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.
Roger Sanders has published a new guide called "DB2 10.x certification: Everything you need to know" 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 SmartCloud Enterprise 2.2" 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 "InfoSphere Guardium 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 balancing WebSphere 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.
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.
Angel Diaz, Vice President, Software Standards and Cloud Labs, recaps IBM's announcement at the Pulse conference to join OpenStack, discusses IBM's participation in open cloud standards, and outlines the key points in his article, "IBM's open cloud architecture."
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Jake Stoeffler and Eric Herness published an article titled "Approaching continuous availability in WebSphere Process Server V7." This article provides background, insights, and a pragmatic set of techniques for installing application updates and product fix packs in WebSphere® Process Server V7.0 environments where continuous availability is desired.
Nancy Wang and Igor Todorovski have published "Using PHP and cURL for server-side caching of dynamic web pages." In this article they explain how they save a substantial amount of processing and load time by using PHP and cURL to cache dynamic web pages on the server. Their method caches session variables, as well as the HTML.
Cynthia M. Saracco, Gary Robinson, and Vijay Bommireddipalli have published "Analyze text from social media sites with InfoSphere BigInsights" This article introduces you to the text analytic development and runtime environments of BigInsights, highlighting how you can use Eclipse-based tools to create, test, and publish text extractors on your cluster so you can analyze content relevant to your application.
Gurudutt Kumar has published "Considerations in software design for multi-core multiprocessor architectures" Today's chip multithreaded, multi-core, multiprocessor systems provide software designers a great opportunity to achieve faster and higher throughput.However,there are a few key design considerations, if ignored, could result in hard-to-find performance issues and scalability bottlenecks.These key design considerations are discussed in this article.
Jeff Hoy talks about his article "Enabling the OAuth service provider in WebSphere Application Server." OAuth 2.0 service provider support was added as part of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11. This article provides an overview of OAuth support highlighting architecture, new features, and the minimal configuration steps needed to enable the capability. The article also includes debugging tips, resource links, and pointers for advanced configurations.
David Jarvis, from the IBM Center for Applied Insights, discusses a new report from the Center for Applied Insights called their report, "Cybersecurity education for the next generation" He explains the three types of collaboration recommended for institutions that want to develop a cybersecurity curriculum and discusses three cases studies from the report.
Bhargav Perepa , IT Specialist at IBM, discusses his new article series on server-side app mobile app development. He explains how to use IBM® Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere® Software and IBM® Worklight together to develop applications for mobile devices, including those that run Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Metro operating systems.
Thejaswini Ramachandra and Pradeep Bhat, Girish Dhanakshirur have published a new article called Send SMS push notifications to your mobile app using IBM Worklight. One of the key requirements for enterprise apps is the ability to send short messages (as notifications or alerts) to mobile clients. Notifications drive user engagement and can be based on events or triggered by user behavior or by some pre-condition. IBM® Worklight® V5.0.5 provides support for sending SMS/text notifications to mobile devices in addition to smart phone push notifications. This article explains how you can set up and send SMS notifications with Worklight, using a retail banking scenario as an example. Sample mobile app source is provided to illustrate how to subscribe and receive SMS notifications.
Sherif Sakr published An introduction to InfoSphere Streams to introduce the world to the IBM's architecture and offerings that can process vast amounts of generated streaming data in real time. Find out what the product is designed to do, when it can be useful, how it works, and how it can complement InfoSphere BigInsights™ to perform highly complex analytics.
William von Hagen from WordSmiths discusses Scribus, the open source, graphical desktop publishing (DTP) tool that focuses on layout, frames, styles, color management, and intercolumn document flow. Scribus is free software that runs on the Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X platforms, and provides most of the capabilities of traditional DTP tools at no cost.
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Lalatendu Patro is a software deveoper at IBM who's just published an article on the Net Search Extender verification tool to make sure your full text searches on DB2 databases are as accurate as possible.
Timi Ogunjobi is a software engineer and author at Xceedia Limited who is an expert at setting up Drupal multisite installs. His article will show you step by step instructions for installing Drupal so that you can run and manage multiple independent Drupal-based web sites from a single install.
CTO of App47 Andy Glover joins me to talk about how to design mobile applications to accommodate how we use them and how we shouldn't use them sometimes. You can dive deeper into Andy's topic in his article series, Mobile for the masses; the latest is on
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