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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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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Creating a Cloud Foundry plugin to automate Cloudant replication

In February, Lee Surprenant published Configure and run a multiregion Bluemix application with IBM Cloudant and Dyn. He explained how, when building robust cloud applications on Bluemix, one should consider a multiregion architecture. This allows developers to incorporate active failover and geographical load balancing into their applications. However, when working with multiregion applications, keeping dynamic content in sync across regions can be […]

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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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Climatology Analyst

Today, there has been a great deal of discussion around climate change and global warming in the news. The National Climatic Data Center within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitors weather stations from around the world. Since NOAA data is publicly available, it is a good data source for demonstrating how the citizen analyst can access large public […]

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Drupal Installation Profile and Pre-configuration

This blog article describes an installation profile and pre-configuration dialog screens that were created in order to accomplish easy integration between the Bluemix database and the Drupal image that’s modified for Bluemix. The changes to the installation profile and pre-configuration screens allow database credentials passed from VCAP_SERVICES environment variable to be automatically incorporated into the Drupal setup process. Note:  If you just […]

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Drupal Container on IBM Bluemix

Preface IBM Containers allows for Docker images to run on Bluemix, our cloud platform.  I’d like to share how I was able to run an official Drupal image from DockerHub, run it on the IBM Containers platform within Bluemix, and then connect that Drupal instance to a database service running on Bluemix. Drupal is a free and open-source content management […]

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Protecting static content in Bluemix

Single Sign-On A client developing a prototype application on IBM Bluemix wanted to share their application with just a few developers.  Not a problem I thought, I’ve used the Bluemix SSO service  (Single Sign-on) with both Java and Node apps and it’s easy to use.  The service is simple to create and configure and the documentation and code examples are straightforward. There was a […]

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