Visualization libraries optimization developing rich dashboards

As you are going through the last analytic mile in your project to visualize and expose powerful insights to Line of Business users, you will undoubtedly need to leverage visualization libraries to display consumable and rich metrics, allowing your users to make the right decision, at the right time, within context. As it is often said, a picture is worth […]

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Interactive learning environment for OpenWhisk command line

OpenWhisk is a new distributed compute service to execute application logic in response to events. It has a built-in CLI which employs its own syntax. Tutorial The OpenWhisk CLI tutorial is an interactive learning environment to get familiar with the OpenWhisk command line. While the OpenWhisk documentation is very extensive and concise, we thought that simulating the user interaction through 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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ET Developer Evangelists: A Look Back…and Forward

ET Developer Advocates: A Look Back...and Forward

We explore how our Developer Evangelists have impacted IBM–and what’s next for the team. Over the years, IBM Emerging Technologies has established a reputation for developing very cool stuff. Part of our mission is to advocate new and emerging technologies for IBM, our customers, and the communities we are a part of. In fact, we’ve been doing just that for […]

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InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) on Jupyter

The fundamental concept of IPFS is that instead of looking for locations, as with HTTP, you look for the content of a file.  (erisindustries) When you say Blockchain, Git, BitTorrent, I hear: Directed acyclic graphs (like git) with hashed hierarchical checkpoints (like a blockchain or merkle trees) distributed peer to peer (like bit torrent). This is literally what IPFS is, and […]

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E pluribus unum – OpenStack Swift Manifest Objects

By default, the content of an OpenStack Swift object cannot be greater than 5 GB. However, you can use a number of smaller objects to construct a large object via the concept of segmentation. From OpenStack Large Object Support, “Segments of the larger object are uploaded and a special manifest file is created that, when downloaded, sends all the segments concatenated as […]

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Getting “Things” Moving

Minimizing Time-to-Value for IoT Solutions with IBM Technology Emerging Technologies specializes in creating business value for IBM’s clients using new and innovative technology. That tech comes from many sources including research, open source and, indeed, Emerging Technologies itself. One major source is the steady flow of new tech from IBM’s own research and development teams, and Emerging Technologies often works […]

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WordPress on IBM Containers Update

Update – March 31, 2016: Thanks to a commenter, we noticed that we were mounting the volume below at the wrong path (/wp-content rather than /var/www/html). This means that WordPress updates, installations, and user uploads would be lost in the event of a container shutdown. Unfortunately, after mapping the volume to the proper path, we found that the WordPress entrypoint […]

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Why Being Able to Talk to Your Computer May Change Your Life

Using conversational computing to create an immersive data experience We’ve all seen the science fiction movies and television shows where people talk to their houses, cars, or, well, spaceships. Whether it is J.A.R.V.I.S. on Iron Man, the Computer on Star Trek, or GLaDOS in the game Portal, interacting with an interface by simply speaking has become what we expect of […]

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Kafka and Spark Streaming for IoT at the Vacation Resort

In the Internet of Things at the Vacation Resort Experience blog post we described the Jabil/IBM jStart Proof of Concept (POC) high-level architecture and business objectives. This post delves more deeply into the solution architecture and reviews a few of the lessons learned with our first experience with Kafka and Spark Streaming technologies.   System Component Diagram Training Phase As part […]

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