IBM's Bluemix PaaS Provides New Analytics Capabilities

Posted 8/26/2015 12:02:15 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

IBM has released a new set of services for its Bluemix platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that provides developers with new analytics capabilities into cloud-based applications.

The new IBM Cloud tools are designed to help developers broaden the capabilities of their applications to give users a more robust cloud experience that enables integration of data analytics and visualization in their apps. 

IBM Streaming Analytics service is now in open beta

IBM Streaming Analytics service provides the capability to instantaneously analyze data, scaling to thousands of sources, on the cloud. Offering an easier and more efficient way to visualize data, the service is completely scalable - dynamically building out the infrastructure as needed, giving developers time to focus on building business logic and analytics.

IBM dashDB is a generally available

IBM dashDB Offers a high performance, massively scalable cloud data warehouse service that enables simple and speedy information management, analytics and business intelligence operations in the cloud. Among the updates to dashDB include: 

- Enabling Enterprise Performance: IBM added MPP (massively parallel processing) capabilities to enable faster query processing and overall scalability.

- Compatibility Enhancements: With Oracle and Netezza compatibility, dashDB MPP easily connects with existing database investments to reach new performance heights built on massively parallel processing cluster architecture.

- Existing Ecosystem Integration: Businesses can solve harder problems faster with built-in Netezza analytics libraries, and integration with Watson Analytics, R, Cognos and third party BI toolsets including Looker, Aginity Workbench and Tableau. dashDB can integrate with Twitter data and Open Data, and supports data preparation with DataWorks.

The open-standards-based Bluemix catalog includes over 100 tools and services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services that allow developers to build, run and manage cloud applications with more flexibility. IBM launched Bluemix with a $1 billion investment in 2014.

Read More


About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

Subscribe to App Developer Daily

Latest headlines delivered to you daily.