CF Object Storage

A Cloud Foundry CLI Plugin for Working With Object Storage A new plugin, CF Object Storage, is now available.  This plugin provides users with the ability to work with Object Storage directly from the Cloud Foundry CLI. Users can take a look at the containers and objects currently in object storage and access, create and modify them. OpenStack Object Storage has many […]

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Native Python access to IPFS in Jupyter Notebooks

  In a previous post, we discussed using the new InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol as a way to load data into Jupyter Notebooks. After experimenting with our previous example code for using IPFS, we decided that using IPFS would be more organic in a Notebook if you could use it from Python as a native library. The jStart team […]

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CF Large Objects

UPDATE: This utility has been updated to a general purpose Object Storage plugin. You can read more here. A Cloud Foundry CLI Plugin for Working With Large Objects Object Storage has two very powerful types of aggregate files, Static Large Objects (SLOs) and Dynamic Large Objects (DLOs). You can find a ton of great information on SLOs and DLOs in this […]

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Helping Powering Potential Inc. understand impact of technology at Tanzanian schools

The IBM jStart team is helping the Powering Potential organization better understand how students are using computers supplied to schools in the East African nation of Tanzania by analyzing data collected from log files.   Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) is a non-profit organization that supplies technology to enhance education at secondary schools in rural Tanzania.   They supply these schools with a […]

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Load Your Data Into a Jupyter Notebook

You’ve heard all the flashy statistics about big data, like how every day more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and that more data has been created in the last two years alone than every previous year combined (IBM). Here’s another one to add to the list: 99.5% of newly created data is never analyzed (MIT). Only half a […]

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