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Creating Applications in Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach
Microservices is an architectural style, in which large complex software applications are composed of one or more of smaller services. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of this increasingly popular architectural style and provides some real life examples on how you can develop applications using the microservices approach with IBM Bluemix. The source code for all these sample scenarios can be found on GitHub (
06 Aug 2015
Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics
This book demystifies your analytics journey by showing you how IBM has successfully leveraged analytics across the enterprise, worldwide. Three of IBM’s pioneering analytics practitioners share invaluable real-world perspectives on what does and doesn’t work and how you can start or accelerate your own transformation. This book provides an essential framework for becoming a smarter enterprise and shows through 31 case studies how IBM has derived value from analytics throughout its business.
27 May 2014
Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies
Create a mobile strategy that wins in the market place, and navigate the mobile landscape with confidence. Mobile Strategy helps IT leaders transform their business by offering all the guidance needed to navigate this complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect investments along the way. IBM’s Dirk Nicol clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, supporting BYOD, and integrating mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Throughout, you’ll find proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers.
31 May 2013
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10: The Complete Guide
This book by Sangeeta Gauptam offers expert insights for BI designers, architects, developers, administrators, project managers, nontechnical end-users, and partners throughout all areas of the business. If you’re pursuing official IBM Cognos certification, you’ll find sample questions and information to help you with the certification process.
28 Nov 2012
Implementing Database Security and Auditing - Auditing Categories
This is the definitive guide for information security professionals, DBAs, and auditors. Authored by database security expert, IBM Gold Consultant, and Guardium CTO Ron Ben-Natan, this paper contains hundreds of practical tips and examples for protecting sensitive information and passing audits smoothly. In Chapter 12, you learn which audit logging trails you need in order to address key security and compliance requirements.
24 May 2012
Implementing Database Security and Auditing - Authentication and Password Security
This book is the definitive guide for information security professionals, DBAs, and auditors. Authored by database security expert, IBM Gold Consultant, and Guardium CTO Ron Ben-Natan, this paper contains hundreds of practical tips and examples for protecting sensitive information and passing audits smoothly. In Chapter 4, you learn best practices and techniques involving authentication and user account management, password strength and password profiles, as well as user account/password maintenance
24 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Authentication
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples. In this chapter, you learn best practices and techniques for securing your Oracle database environments, including how to enforce complex passwords, how to check for weak passwords, how to define how many failed logins are allowed before locking accounts, and how to limit system resource usage to prevent denial-of-service attacks.
23 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Account Security
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples. Account security is one of the fundamental building blocks of ensuring a secure Oracle environment. In this chapter, you learn how to create users, manage passwords, limit accounts, and review which limits are assigned to accounts.
23 May 2012
Implementing database security and auditing: Getting started
Written by security expert Ron Ben Natan, Ph.D., this book provides valuable information for protecting sensitive information and passing audits smoothly. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn the first steps and best practices for effectively securing Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, and Sybase environments.
23 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Standard auditing
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples.This chapter explores the reasons why your auditors and multiple regulations, such as Sarbanes Oxley and PCI, require database auditing to provide records of what was done in your database, what certain users did, what privileges were used, and so on. An audit trail is one of the most effective ways to combat wrongdoing and detect suspicious activity.
23 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Mandatory and administrator auditing
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples. Administrative and mandatory auditing are separate mechanisms that provide capabilities to tighten controls and access, monitor business operations, and find any activities that may deviate from company policy. In this chapter, learn how to audit SYS activities and SYSDBA privileges, use mandatory auditing, enable administrator auditing, and use Syslog auditing.
23 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Fine-Grained Auditing
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples. In this chapter, you learn how to define and manage fine-grained audting (FGA) policies, read FGA tables and views, and evaluate FGA performance.
23 May 2012
HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g - Hardening the database
This guide provides authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples. In this chapter, you learn how to choose a hardening guideline, use a vulnerability assessment tool, and create and maintain a secure configuration baseline.
22 May 2012
Understanding IBM SOA Foundation Suite: Learning Visually with Examples
Four of IBM’s SOA practitioners identify core IBM SOA Foundation components and usage scenarios, and walk you step-by-step through implementing them in real-world environments.
19 Jul 2011
Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons from the Trenches
This “from the trenches” guidebook is invaluable for anyone interested in best practices for managing software development: project managers, team leaders, procurement and contracting specialists, quality assurance and software process professionals, consultants, and developers. If you’re already using the RUP, Gibbs will help you more effectively use it.
15 Jul 2011
Software Configuration Management Strategies and IBM Rational Clearcase, 2nd edition
The authors each draw on more than 15 years of SCM experience, and the knowledge of working with IBM Rational field teams in customer engagements worldwide. They systematically cover SCM planning and deployment, and SCM's use throughout the entire project lifecycle: development, integration, building, baselining, release deployment, and beyond.
15 Jul 2011
SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility
The authors illuminate the unique issues associated with applying IT governance to a services model, including the challenges of compliance auditing when service behavior is inherently unpredictable. They also show why services governance requires a more organizational, business-centric focus than “conventional” IT governance.
15 Jul 2011
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture
Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, the authors present a new, information-centric approach to architecture and powerful new models that will benefit any organization. Using these strategies and models, companies can systematically unlock the business value of information by delivering actionable, real-time information in context to enable better decision-making throughout the enterprise–from the “shop floor” to the “top floor.”
15 Jul 2011
The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0
In The New Language of Business, senior IBM executive Sandy Carter demonstrates how to leverage SOA, Web 2.0, and related technologies to drive new levels of operational excellence and business innovation. 
15 Jul 2011
Executing SOA: A Practical Guide for the Service–Oriented Architect
This book follows up where the authors’ best-selling Service-Oriented Architecture Compass left off, showing how to overcome key obstacles to successful SOA implementation and identifying best practices for all facets of execution—technical, organizational, and human.
15 Jul 2011
WebSphere Engineering: A Practical Guide for WebSphere Support Managers and System Consultants
Drawing on his tremendous real-world expertise, Ying Ding shows how to maximize the WebSphere platform’s reliability, stability, scalability, and performance for large enterprise systems. You’ll find insightful discussions of each option and strategy for managing WebSphere, including practical guidance on making the right tradeoffs for your environment. 
15 Jul 2011
Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Own Portlets
Bernal begins by illuminating the role of architecture and the responsibilities of the architect in WebSphere applications and SOA environments. Next, he introduces specific architectural techniques for addressing persistence, application performance, security, functionality, user interaction, and much more.
15 Jul 2011
WebSphere Application Server Administration Using Jython
This book’s expert authors begin with practical introductions to both WebSphere Application Server administration and Jython, today’s powerful, Java implementation of Python. Next, they cover a broad spectrum of WebSphere management tasks and techniques, presenting real, easy-to-adapt solutions for everything from server configuration and security to database management.
15 Jul 2011
Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash
Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash covers all aspects of architecting, designing, and developing solutions with these breakthrough technologies. Authored by three IBM leading sMash experts, this practical tutorial shows how to create state-of-the-art web applications far more rapidly than you ever could with traditional Java or .NET enterprise platforms.
15 Jul 2011
IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance Handbook
Using many real-world examples, the authors systematically introduce the services available on DataPower devices, especially the “big three”: XML Firewall, Web Service Proxy, and Multi-Protocol Gateway. They also present thorough and practical guidance on day-to-day DataPower management, including, monitoring, configuration build and deploy techniques.
15 Jul 2011
Multisite Commerce: Proven Principles for Overcoming the Business, Organizational, and Technical Challenges
Mirlas begins by reviewing why multisite commerce is necessary and yet so challenging to execute. Next, he addresses multisite commerce from three perspectives: business, implementation, and technical. You’ll learn how to plan and implement a shared platform and use it to create and operate new sites that will remarkably lower incremental cost.
15 Jul 2011
The Social Factor
Whatever your industry, you’ll learn how to choose and implement the right social networking solutions for your unique to avoid false starts and wasted time...and how to evaluate and make the most of today’s most promising social technologies–from wikis and blogs to knowledge clouds.
15 Jul 2011
Web 2.0 and Social Networking for the Enterprise
This book provides hands-on, start-to-finish guidance for business and IT decision-makers who want to drive value from Web 2.0 and social networking technologies. IBM expert Joey Bernal systematically identifies business functions and innovations these technologies can enhance and presents best-practice patterns for using them in both internal- and external-facing applications.
15 Jul 2011
Audience, Relevance and Search
Real solutions to the Internet search challenges that Web marketers and content professionals struggle with every day!
15 Jul 2011
Building Applications with IBM Rational Application Developer and JavaBeans
Consisting of two parts, the book first covers how to build JavaServer Faces Web applications (servlets) using the Page Designer tool. Part two covers building Java applications and applets using the Visual Editor for Java, which lets programmers visually design their graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Both parts focus on building applications with reusable components (JavaBeans) to get them up and running quickly.
15 Jul 2011
Understanding DB2 9 Security
This book’s material is organized to support you through every step of securing DB2 in Windows®, Linux®, or UNIX® environments. You’ll start by exploring the regulatory and business issues driving your security efforts, and then master the technological and managerial knowledge crucial to effective implementation. Next, the authors offer practical guidance on post-implementation auditing, and show how to systematically maintain security on an ongoing basis.
14 Jul 2011
Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource
Eight leading IBM testing experts thoroughly introduce this state-of-the-art product, covering issues ranging from building test environments through executing the most complex and powerful tests. Drawing on decades of experience with IBM Rational testing products, they address both technical and nontechnical challenges and present everything from best practices to reusable code.
14 Jul 2011
A Practical Guide to Distrbuted Scrum
This is the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments. Written by three of IBM’s leading Scrum practitioners--in close collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community of more than 1000 members worldwide--this book offers specific, actionable guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise
14 Jul 2011
Work Item Management with IBM Rational ClearQuest and Jazz
Drawing on extensive experience with IBM customers, the authors tightly link theory with proven best practices, offering implementation guidance, detailed examples, and complete schemas. They present innovative solutions, introduce advanced customization techniques, and walk step-by-step through every phase of workflow development, from requirements through maintenance.
14 Jul 2011
Lotus® Notes® Developer's Toolbox: Tips for Rapid and Successful Deployment
This book is for Notes developers at all levels of experience, using recent versions from V5.0 through V7.0, and beyond. Like all IBM developerWorks® Series books, it is fully integrated with comprehensive Web resources, including working examples of each project, enhanced versions that go beyond the book, sample graphics, and tools for addressing real-world business scenarios.
14 Jul 2011
The New Era of Business Intelligence
This product-independent guide brings together start-to-finish guidance and practical checklists for every senior IT executive, planner, strategist, implementer, and the actual business users themselves. Drawing on thousands of hours working with enterprise customers, Biere helps decision-makers choose from today’s unprecedented spectrum of options, including the latest BI platform suites and appliances.
14 Jul 2011
Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic
Leading IBM information forensics expert Neal Fishman helps you identify the unique challenges of data quality in your SOA environment–and implement solutions that deliver the best results for the long term at the lowest cost. Writing for both business and technical professionals, Fishman shows how to think about data quality on a risk/reward basis...establishing an effective data governance to evaluate data quality, and overcome its inevitable decay...and, last but not least, how to actually derive a data quality initiative that works.
14 Jul 2011
DB2 pureXML Cookbook: Master the Power of IBM's Hybrid Data Server
In the DB2 pureXML Cookbook, two leading experts from IBM offer the practical solutions and proven code samples that database professionals need to build better XML solutions faster. Organized by task, this book is packed with more than 700 easy-to-adapt “recipe-style” examples covering the entire application lifecycle–from planning and design through coding, optimization, and troubleshooting.
14 Jul 2011
Mining the Talk: Unlocking the Business Value in Unstructured Information
The authors review the business drivers that have made unstructured data so important–and explain why conventional methods for working with it are inadequate. Then, writing for business professionals–not just data mining specialists–they walk step-by-step through exploring your unstructured data, understanding it, and analyzing it effectively.
14 Jul 2011
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows: DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep, 6th edition
Written for both DBAs and developers, this definitive reference and self-study guide covers all aspects of deploying and managing DB2 9, including DB2 database design and development; day-to-day administration and backup; deployment of networked, Internet-centered, and SOA-based applications; migration; and much more. You'll also find an unparalleled collection of expert tips for optimizing performance, availability, and value.
14 Jul 2011
Understanding DB2, 2nd edition
Written by four IBM DB2 experts, this book introduces key concepts with dozens of examples drawn from the authors' experience working with DB2 in enterprise environments. Thoroughly updated for DB2 9.5, it covers new innovations ranging from manageability to performance and XML support to API integration. Each concept is presented with easy-to-understand screenshots, diagrams, charts, and tables.
14 Jul 2011
Outside-in Software Development: A Practical Approach to Building Successful Stakeholder-based Products
In Outside-in Software Development, two of IBM's most respected software leaders, Carl Kessler and John Sweitzer, show you how to identify the stakeholders who'll determine your project's real value, shape every decision around their real needs, and deliver software that achieves broad, rapid, enthusiastic adoption.
14 Jul 2011
Requirements Management Using IBM Rational RequisitePro
This book is an invaluable resource for everyone who creates requirements, and everyone who relies on them: business analysts, systems analysts, project managers, architects, designers, developers, and testers alike.
14 Jul 2011
IBM Rational ClearCase, Ant and CruiseControl: The Java Developer's Guide to Accelerating and Automating the Build Process
Leading build and release management expert Kevin Lee introduces best practices for integrating and using three exceptionally powerful and recognized industry standard tools: IBM Rational® ClearCase software configuration management system, the open source Ant build tool, and CruiseControl for automating continuous builds
14 Jul 2011
Implementing the IBM Rational Unified Process and Solutions
Whether you’re an executive, software professional, or consultant, this book will help you continuously improve the maturity of your development processes–and reap the benefits: better quality, faster delivery, and more business value.
14 Jul 2011
Lotus Connections 2.5: Planning and Implementing Social Software for Your Enterprise
The first book to cover the newest version of the breakthrough product from IBM: Lotus Connections 2.5. This book includes practical techniques for building dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers that promote innovation, business agility, and authoritative guidance for business and technical planning, deployment, integration, and much more.
14 Jul 2011
IBM Rational Unified Process Reference and Certification Guide: Solution Developer
This book covers every facet of RUP usage. It has been carefully organized to help you prepare for your exam quickly and efficiently--and to provide a handy, compact reference you can rely on for years to come.
14 Jul 2011
Lotus Notes Developer's Toolbox
This book helps you streamline and improve every phase of Notes development. Leading IBM Lotus Notes developer Mark Elliott systematically identifies solutions for the key challenges Notes developers face, offering powerful advice drawn from his extensive enterprise experience.
24 Jan 2011
Deep Dive into Customer SOA Stories - An in-depth look at how customers are implementing SOA
In this book, you’ll get an in-depth look at how some of IBM’s clients are leveraging SOA.
23 Jul 2009
SOA in a Down Economy
In this book, you'll see how some of IBM's clients are aligning IT and business goals through SOA.
23 Jul 2009
Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility
Top IBM SOA architect Marc Fiammante takes you step-by-step through combining BPM and SOA, and using them together to build a more flexible, dynamic enterprise. Throughout the book, he emphasizes hands-on solutions based on his experience supporting dozens of enterprise SOA implementations. Save 35% with Coupon Code IBM8918.
22 Jul 2009
Introducing Master Data Management, An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
This book systematically introduces MDM's key concepts and technical themes, explains its business case, and illuminates how it interrelates with and enables SOA. Drawing on their experience with cutting-edge projects, the authors introduce MDM patterns, blueprints, solutions, and best practices published nowhere else—everything you need to establish a consistent, manageable set of master data, and use it for competitive advantage.
14 Oct 2008
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