Gridplumb: a grid-based diagrammer for the web

In an earlier post, we mentioned how the jStart team is constantly learning, taking advantage of the abundance of high-quality open source projects, and putting them to work for our clients. When faced with a new technological challenge, our solution architects will start with a thorough review of existing technology (both IBM and open source). More and more, we’re finding […]

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Learning Microservices Architecture with Bluemix and Docker (Part 1)

The Microservices architecture paradigm has become one of the hottest topics in web development, as web service giants such as Netflix and Spotify have adopted the architecture. Service based application design is not a new idea but the rise of Docker and containers in general have been driving factors. For those who are unfamiliar with Containers, the Bluemix docs give one […]

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Market Data Analytics: Advanced Research Techniques

I recently had the chance to attend the American Marketing Association’s ‘Advanced Research Techniques‘ conference in San Diego, CA. The conference brought together approximately two-hundred data enthusiasts from a variety of positions in academia and industry. For the most part, I found the talks to be extremely relevant to my work on IBM’s Market Data Analytics team. Here are some of my […]

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SETI sparks Machine Learning to sift Big Data

The SETI Institute’s mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. A central element of the Institute’s operations is the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) located in the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in California. This phased array observatory combines over 40 radio dishes to look for faint signals which may betray the presence […]

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SPARKing Universal Data Access

Spark Ecosystem Growth The dynamic growth of Spark technology into mainstream was underscored during the third annual SparkSummit in San Francisco last month. Standing-room-only for the more than two thousand attendees made it apparent that interest has sparked the need to accommodate an exponentially expanding audience. The sessions delivered deeper expertise across more business applications leveraging larger data sets in low […]

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Co-ops Making an Impact

  The IBM jStart team’s unique mission within IBM is to leverage emerging technologies to address real and current business needs of our clients. Arguably, many of us feel that we have some of best jobs within the company.  Rod Smith, our fearless leader, likes to say that we are the headlights into the next set of technology solutions for […]

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Reappt and IBM Bluemix

DHT Simulator I am a co-op student from Appalachian State University and just joined the IBM jStart Emerging Technologies team.  I’ve recently had the pleasure of building and running my first application on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform. The application I built is an interactive Distributed Hash Table simulator built using the Reappt service Bluemix offers. I built this application in […]

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