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IBM Bluemix demo using IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics Service

Pas Apicella - Thu, 2015-03-26 03:57
The IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics service helps you make better choices under multiple conflicting goals. The service combines smart visualization and recommendations for tradeoff exploration.

The following demo application shows how to use the IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics Service from IBM Bluemix. This is the demo application for this service.

1. Clone the GitHub project as shown below.

pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/watson$ git clone https://github.com/watson-developer-cloud/tradeoff-analytics-nodejs.git
Cloning into 'tradeoff-analytics-nodejs'...
remote: Counting objects: 112, done.
remote: Total 112 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 112
Receiving objects: 100% (112/112), 163.05 KiB | 11.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (38/38), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

2. Create the Tradeoff Analytics service as shown below.

pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/watson$ cf create-service tradeoff_analytics free tradeoff-analytics-service
Creating service tradeoff-analytics-service in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

3. Create a mainifest.yml as shown below, ensuring you edit the application name to be a unique name

declared-services:
  tradeoff-analytics-service:
    label: tradeoff_analytics
    plan: free
applications:
- services:
  - tradeoff-analytics-service
  name: pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs
  command: node app.js
  path: .
  memory: 128M

4. Push the application into Bluemix as follows

pas@pass-mbp:~/bluemix-apps/watson/tradeoff-analytics-nodejs$ cf push
Using manifest file /Users/pas/ibm/bluemix/apps/watson/tradeoff-analytics-nodejs/manifest.yml

Creating app pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

Creating route pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs.mybluemix.net...
OK

Binding pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs.mybluemix.net to pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs...
OK

Uploading pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs...
Uploading app files from: /Users/pas/ibm/bluemix/apps/watson/tradeoff-analytics-nodejs
Uploading 204K, 45 files
Done uploading
OK
Binding service tradeoff-analytics-service to app pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

Starting app pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
-----> Downloaded app package (156K)
-----> Node.js Buildpack Version: v1.14-20150309-1555
       TIP: Avoid using semver ranges starting with '>' in engines.node
-----> Requested node range:  >=0.10
-----> Resolved node version: 0.10.36
-----> Installing IBM SDK for Node.js from cache
-----> Checking and configuring service extensions
-----> Installing dependencies
       body-parser@1.10.2 node_modules/body-parser
       ├── media-typer@0.3.0
       ├── bytes@1.0.0
       ├── raw-body@1.3.2
       ├── depd@1.0.0
       ├── qs@2.3.3
       ├── on-finished@2.2.0 (ee-first@1.1.0)
       ├── iconv-lite@0.4.6
       └── type-is@1.5.7 (mime-types@2.0.10)
       express@4.12.3 node_modules/express
       ├── merge-descriptors@1.0.0
       ├── escape-html@1.0.1
       ├── utils-merge@1.0.0
       ├── cookie-signature@1.0.6
       ├── methods@1.1.1
       ├── fresh@0.2.4
       ├── cookie@0.1.2
       ├── range-parser@1.0.2
       ├── finalhandler@0.3.4
       ├── content-type@1.0.1
       ├── vary@1.0.0
       ├── parseurl@1.3.0
       ├── serve-static@1.9.2
       ├── content-disposition@0.5.0
       ├── path-to-regexp@0.1.3
       ├── depd@1.0.0
       ├── on-finished@2.2.0 (ee-first@1.1.0)
       ├── qs@2.4.1
       ├── debug@2.1.3 (ms@0.7.0)
       ├── etag@1.5.1 (crc@3.2.1)
       ├── send@0.12.2 (destroy@1.0.3, ms@0.7.0, mime@1.3.4)
       ├── proxy-addr@1.0.7 (forwarded@0.1.0, ipaddr.js@0.1.9)
       ├── accepts@1.2.5 (negotiator@0.5.1, mime-types@2.0.10)
       └── type-is@1.6.1 (media-typer@0.3.0, mime-types@2.0.10)
       errorhandler@1.3.5 node_modules/errorhandler
       ├── escape-html@1.0.1
       └── accepts@1.2.5 (negotiator@0.5.1, mime-types@2.0.10)
       request@2.53.0 node_modules/request
       ├── caseless@0.9.0
       ├── json-stringify-safe@5.0.0
       ├── forever-agent@0.5.2
       ├── aws-sign2@0.5.0
       ├── stringstream@0.0.4
       ├── oauth-sign@0.6.0
       ├── tunnel-agent@0.4.0
       ├── isstream@0.1.2
       ├── node-uuid@1.4.3
       ├── combined-stream@0.0.7 (delayed-stream@0.0.5)
       ├── qs@2.3.3
       ├── form-data@0.2.0 (async@0.9.0)
       ├── mime-types@2.0.10 (mime-db@1.8.0)
       ├── http-signature@0.10.1 (assert-plus@0.1.5, asn1@0.1.11, ctype@0.5.3)
       ├── bl@0.9.4 (readable-stream@1.0.33)
       ├── tough-cookie@0.12.1 (punycode@1.3.2)
       └── hawk@2.3.1 (cryptiles@2.0.4, sntp@1.0.9, boom@2.6.1, hoek@2.12.0)
       jade@1.9.2 node_modules/jade
       ├── character-parser@1.2.1
       ├── void-elements@2.0.1
       ├── commander@2.6.0
       ├── mkdirp@0.5.0 (minimist@0.0.8)
       ├── with@4.0.1 (acorn-globals@1.0.2, acorn@0.11.0)
       ├── transformers@2.1.0 (promise@2.0.0, css@1.0.8, uglify-js@2.2.5)
       └── constantinople@3.0.1 (acorn-globals@1.0.2)
       watson-developer-cloud@0.9.6 node_modules/watson-developer-cloud
       ├── object.pick@1.1.1
       ├── cookie@0.1.2
       ├── extend@2.0.0
       ├── isstream@0.1.2
       ├── async@0.9.0
       ├── string-template@0.2.0 (js-string-escape@1.0.0)
       └── object.omit@0.2.1 (isobject@0.2.0, for-own@0.1.3)
-----> Caching node_modules directory for future builds
-----> Cleaning up node-gyp and npm artifacts
-----> No Procfile found; Adding npm start to new Procfile
-----> Building runtime environment
-----> Checking and configuring service extensions
-----> Installing App Management
-----> Node.js Buildpack is done creating the droplet

-----> Uploading droplet (14M)

0 of 1 instances running, 1 starting
1 of 1 instances running

App started


OK

App pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs was started using this command `node app.js`

Showing health and status for app pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

requested state: started
instances: 1/1
usage: 128M x 1 instances
urls: pas-tradeoff-analytics-nodejs.mybluemix.net
last uploaded: Thu Mar 26 09:44:55 +0000 2015

     state     since                    cpu    memory          disk          details
#0   running   2015-03-26 08:45:51 PM   0.0%   43.5M of 128M   50.3M of 1G

5. Access the application


6. Click on the "Analyze Sample Data"


The demo can be found on the GutHub link below.

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Hackathon Provides Opportunity for Collaboration and Innovation

Fishbowl team members competed in our third annual Hackathon over the weekend. Our consultants split up into four groups to create an innovative solution, and were given just over 24 hours to complete the task. The goal was to create usable software that could be used in the future when working with clients; some of our most creative products and services originally derived from Hackathon events.

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Here’s a summary of what the teams came up with this year:

Team 1: Integrated Fishbowl’s Control Center with Oracle WebCenter Portal

Team 2: Integrated the Google Search Appliance with Oracle’s Document Cloud Service

Team 3: Worked to connect WebCenter Portal with Oracle’s new Document Cloud Service

Team 4: Got Fishbowl’s ControlCenter to run in the cloud with Google Compute Engine

At the end of the Hackathon, all participants voted on the best solution. The winning team was #2 (GSA-Doc Cloud Service integration), made up of Kim Negaard, Andy Weaver, and Mike Hill. Although there could only be one winner, overall consensus was that each team came up with something extremely useful that could help solve common problems we’ve run into while working with WebCenter and the GSA. If you’re interested in learning more about any of the team’s programs, feel free to contact us at info@fishbowlsolutions.com.

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Adding MySQL driver to Spring Boot CLI Groovy Demo

Pas Apicella - Tue, 2015-03-10 15:18
I previously showed how you can use the Spring Boot CLI to create a simple Restful Application saying Hello World as shown in the link below using Groovy.

http://theblasfrompas.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/spring-boot-hello-world-from-command.html

If you wanted to extend that demo to include additional dependencies JAR file such as MySQL driver jar file we would do the following

1. You can add extensions to the CLI using the install command as shown below to add MySQL driver. This is installed in the LIB folder of the Spring Boot CLI location directory

> spring install mysql:mysql-connector-java:5.1.34

2. Package the application into a JAR which now includes the MySQL driver JAR file to enable you to connect to a MySQL instance from your application. You will need to write the code to do that , BUT now the JAR file is packaged in the JAR created to enable you to do that.

> spring jar -cp /usr/local/Cellar/springboot/1.2.1.RELEASE/lib/mysql-connector-java-5.1.34.jar hello.jar hello.groovy

Note: If you find that you reach the limit of the CLI tool, you will probably want to look at converting your application to full Gradle or Maven built “groovy project”

More Information

http://docs.spring.io/spring-boot/docs/current/reference/htmlsingle/#cli-using-the-cli


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Reading VCAP_SERVICES Postgresql service credentials within Bluemix

Pas Apicella - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:03
The following shows how you can easily read the VCAP_SERVICES postgresql credentials within your Java Code using the maven repo. This assumes your using the ElephantSQL Postgresql service. A single connection won't be ideal but for demo purposes might just be all you need.

1. First add the maven dependency as follows. This will add WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile to your project
  
<dependency>
<groupId>com.ibm.tools.target</groupId>
<artifactId>was-liberty</artifactId>
<version>LATEST</version>
<type>pom</type>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

2. In your code , something as follows gets you the Connection details to make a JDBC connection withinyou java code.
  
private static Connection getConnection() throws Exception
{
Map<String, String> env = System.getenv();

if (env.containsKey("VCAP_SERVICES")) {

JSONObject vcap = (JSONObject) JSON.parse(env.get("VCAP_SERVICES"));
JSONObject service = null;

// We don't know exactly what the service is called,
// but it will contain "elephantsql"
for (Object key : vcap.keySet()) {
String keyStr = (String) key;
if (keyStr.toLowerCase().contains("elephantsql")) {
service = (JSONObject) ((JSONArray) vcap.get(keyStr)).get(0);
break;
}
}

if (service != null) {
JSONObject creds = (JSONObject) service.get("credentials");
URI uri = URI.create((String) creds.get("uri"));
String url = "jdbc:postgresql://" + uri.getHost() + ":" +
uri.getPort() +
uri.getPath();
String username = uri.getUserInfo().split(":")[0];
String password = uri.getUserInfo().split(":")[1];
return DriverManager.getConnection(url, username, password);
}
}

throw new Exception("No ElephantSQL service URL found. Make sure you " +
"have bound the correct services to your app.");
}

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Spring Boot - Hello World from the command line to IBM Bluemix in 1 minute

Pas Apicella - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:23
Here is how simple Spring Boot makes saying Hello World web based application with no IDE and no no need to package it up. Nearly as easy as NodeJS

1. Firstly install the Spring Boot CLI. From mac use brew as follows

pas@192-168-1-4:~$ brew tap pivotal/tap
Cloning into '/usr/local/Library/Taps/pivotal/homebrew-tap'...
remote: Counting objects: 366, done.
remote: Total 366 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 366
Receiving objects: 100% (366/366), 60.09 KiB | 84.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (195/195), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
Tapped 8 formulae
pas@192-168-1-4:~$ brew install springboot
==> Installing springboot from pivotal/homebrew-tap
==> Downloading https://repo.spring.io/release/org/springframework/boot/spring-boot-cli/1.2.1.RELEASE/spring-boot-cli-1.2.1.RELEASE-bin.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Caveats
Bash completion has been installed to:
  /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d

zsh completion has been installed to:
  /usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions
==> Summary
Categories: Fusion Middleware

IBM Bluemix - Deploy your app the way you want

Pas Apicella - Sat, 2015-02-21 03:18
We recently upgraded our capability in the IBM public cloud. Before this new version you could build, test, and deploy apps on Bluemix by using open source Cloud Foundry technology. But now you have more choice bringing two new options as follows

1. IBM Containers Beta

Use IBM Containers to run apps and services in a hosted cloud environment. Port your existing applications to IBM Bluemix and make them publicly accessible and composable. Use a private registry to upload, store, and retrieve your trusted images.

2. Virtual Machines Beta

Get total control over your app's infrastructure by deploying virtual machines. Manage them from the Bluemix dashboard, or from anywhere with OpenStack APIs.


Try it out as follows

https://console.ng.bluemix.net/http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBlasFromPas
Categories: Fusion Middleware

Creating an IBM Bluemix Server Connection from Eclipse

Pas Apicella - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:52
The post below shows how to create an IBM Bluemix server connection into the USA public hosted PaaS using Eclipse. It assumes you already have an existing account setup with http://bluemix.net/

1. Ensure you have added "IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix" as shown in the marketplace installed items.


More info can be found here.

http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/ibm-eclipse-tools-bluemix

2. In the "Servers" tab click the link to create a new server and click on IBM Bluemix as shown below.


3. Click Next
4. Enter your account details, you can target the public cloud depending on the location, the default is USA based PUBLIC cloud instance


5. Click Next
6. Select the space to target for deployed applications


7. Click Finish

By clicking on the connection you can view connection attributes, plus deployed application, services, routes, memory settings plus more.



The following UTube video shows this in more detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpkXgklzOlk
IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix IBM Eclipse Tools for Bluemix
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Categories: Fusion Middleware

Spring Boot JPA Thymeleaf application deployed to IBM Bluemix

Pas Apicella - Mon, 2015-02-16 03:27
IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running apps of all types, such as web, mobile, big data, and smart devices. Capabilities include Java, mobile back-end development, and application monitoring, as well as features from ecosystem partners and open source—all provided as-a-service in the cloud.

The example below shows how to deploy an spring boot JPA application to IBM Bluemix. The example is based on the code below.

https://github.com/papicella/BluemixSpringBootJPA

1. Target the IBM Bluemix

cf api https://api.ng.bluemix.net

2. Log in as follows

cf login -u pasapi@au1.ibm.com -p ******-o pasapi@au1.ibm.com -s dev

3. Create a MYSQL service as shown below.

pas.apicella@IBM-XD082415H ~/bluemix-apps/spring-data-jpa-thymeleaf/mysql
$ cf create-service mysql 100 dev-mysql
Creating service dev-mysql in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

4.  At this point lets run the application using an embedded tomcat server as shown below.

pas.apicella@IBM-XD082415H ~/bluemix-apps/spring-data-jpa-thymeleaf/mysql
$ java -jar BluemixSpringBootJPA-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar

  .   ____          _            __ _ _
 /\\ / ___'_ __ _ _(_)_ __  __ _ \ \ \ \
( ( )\___ | '_ | '_| | '_ \/ _` | \ \ \ \
 \\/  ___)| |_)| | | | | || (_| |  ) ) ) )
  '  |____| .__|_| |_|_| |_\__, | / / / /
 =========|_|==============|___/=/_/_/_/
 :: Spring Boot ::        (v1.2.0.RELEASE)

2015-02-16 20:12:18.289  INFO 15824 --- [           main] p.cloud.webapp.ApplesCfDemoApplication   : Starting ApplesCfDemoApplication on IBM-XD082415H with PID 15824 (C:\ibm\bluemix\apps\spring-data-jpa-thymeleaf\mysql\BluemixSpringBootJPA-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar started by pas.apicella in C:\ibm\bluemix\apps\spring-data-jpa-thymeleaf\mysql)
2015-02-16 20:12:18.356  INFO 15824 --- [           main] ationConfigEmbeddedWebApplicationContext : Refreshing org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.AnnotationConfigEmbeddedWebApplicationContext@6b51dbf6: startup date [Mon Feb 16 20:12:18 AEDT 2015]; root of context hierarchy
2015-02-16 20:12:20.679  INFO 15824 --- [           main] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.dao.PersistenceExceptionTranslationAutoConfiguration' of type [class org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.dao.PersistenceExceptionTranslationAutoConfiguration] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying)
2015-02-16 20:12:20.779  INFO 15824 --- [           main] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'org.springframework.transaction.annotation.ProxyTransactionManagementConfiguration' of type [class org.springframework.transaction.annotation.ProxyTransactionManagementConfiguration$$EnhancerBySpringCGLIB$$15fe846f] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying)
2015-02-16 20:12:20.831  INFO 15824 --- [           main] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'transactionAttributeSource' of type [class org.springframework.transaction.annotation.AnnotationTransactionAttributeSource] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying)
2015-02-16 20:12:20.853  INFO 15824 --- [           main] trationDelegate$BeanPostProcessorChecker : Bean 'transactionInterceptor' of type [class org.springframework.transaction.interceptor.TransactionInterceptor] is not eligible for getting processed by all BeanPostProcessors (for example: not eligible for auto-proxying)
.....

class org.springframework.web.servlet.resource.ResourceHttpRequestHandler]
2015-02-16 20:12:27.710  INFO 15824 --- [           main] o.s.w.s.handler.SimpleUrlHandlerMapping  : Mapped URL path [/**/favicon.ico] onto handler of type [class org.springframework.web.servlet.resource.ResourceHttpRequestHandler]
2015-02-16 20:12:28.385  INFO 15824 --- [           main] o.s.j.e.a.AnnotationMBeanExporter        : Registering beans for JMX exposure on startup
2015-02-16 20:12:28.510  INFO 15824 --- [           main] s.b.c.e.t.TomcatEmbeddedServletContainer : Tomcat started on port(s): 8080/http
2015-02-16 20:12:28.513  INFO 15824 --- [           main] p.cloud.webapp.ApplesCfDemoApplication   : Started ApplesCfDemoApplication in 10.626 seconds (JVM running for 11.481)

5. Now using a manifest.yml as follows deploy the application to bluemix as shown below.

manifest.yml

applications:
- name: pas-mj-albums
  memory: 512M
  instances: 1
  host: pas-albums
  domain: mybluemix.net
  path: ./BluemixSpringBootJPA-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
  buildpack: https://github.com/cloudfoundry/java-buildpack.git
  services:
    - dev-mysql

Deployment output

pas.apicella@IBM-XD082415H ~/bluemix-apps/spring-data-jpa-thymeleaf/mysql
$ cf push -f manifest.yml
Using manifest file manifest.yml

Creating app pas-mj-albums in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

Creating route pas-mj-albums.mybluemix.net...
OK

Binding pas-mj-albums.mybluemix.net to pas-mj-albums...
OK

Uploading pas-mj-albums...
Uploading app files from: BluemixSpringBootJPA-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
Uploading 837.2K, 135 files
Done uploading
OK
Binding service dev-mysql to app pas-mj-albums in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

Starting app pas-mj-albums in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
-----> Java Buildpack Version: 303bda3 | https://github.com/cloudfoundry/java-buildpack.git#303bda3
-----> Uploading droplet (64M)

0 of 1 instances running, 1 starting
0 of 1 instances running, 1 starting
0 of 1 instances running, 1 starting
1 of 1 instances running

App started


OK

App pas-mj-albums was started using this command `SERVER_PORT=$PORT $PWD/.java-buildpack/open_jdk_jre/bin/java -cp $PWD/.:$PWD/.java-buildpack/spring_auto_reconfiguration/spring_auto_reconfiguration-1.7.0_RELEASE.jar -Djava.io.tmpdir=$TMPDIR -XX:OnOutOfMemoryError=$PWD/.java-buildpack/open_jdk_jre/bin/killjava.sh -Xmx382293K -Xms382293K -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=64M -XX:MetaspaceSize=64M -Xss995K org.springframework.boot.loader.JarLauncher`

Showing health and status for app pas-mj-albums in org pasapi@au1.ibm.com / space dev as pasapi@au1.ibm.com...
OK

requested state: started
instances: ?/1
usage: 512M x 1 instances
urls: pas-mj-albums.mybluemix.net
last uploaded: Mon Feb 16 09:18:28 +0000 2015

     state     since                    cpu    memory           disk
#0   running   2015-02-16 08:20:04 PM   0.0%   393.4M of 512M   129.3M of 1G

6. Once deployed the Bluemix Console page shows it deployed as follows


7. Finally invoking the application using the unique route as follows

http://pas-mj-albums.mybluemix.net/albums





More Information

https://www.ng.bluemix.net/docs/#

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Categories: Fusion Middleware

Making DevOps Business Driven - a service view

Steve Jones - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:59
I've been doing a bit recently around DevOps and what I've been seeing is that companies that having been scaling DevOps tend to run into a problem: exactly what is a good boundary for a DevOps team? Now I've talked before about how Microservices are just SOA with a new logo, well there is an interesting piece about DevOps as well, its not actually a brand new thing.  Its an evolution and
Categories: Fusion Middleware

Big Data and the importance of Meta-Data

Steve Jones - Tue, 2015-01-20 09:00
Data isn't really respected in businesses, you can see that because unlike other corporate assets there is rarely a decent corporate catalog that shows what exists and who has it.  In the vast majority of companies there is more effort and automation put into tracking laptops than there is into cataloging and curating information. Historically we've sort of been able to get away with this
Categories: Fusion Middleware

Security Big Data - Part 7 - a summary

Steve Jones - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:00
Over six parts I've gone through a bit of a journey on what Big Data Security is all about. Securing Big Data is about layers Use the power of Big Data to secure Big Data How maths and machine learning helps Why its how you alert that matters Why Information Security is part of Information Governance Classifying Risk and the importance of Meta-Data The fundamental point here is that
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Securing Big Data Part 6 - Classifying risk

Steve Jones - Tue, 2015-01-13 09:00
So now your Information Governance groups consider Information Security to be important you have to then think about how they should be classifying the risk.  Now there are docs out there on some of these which talk about frameworks.  British Columbia's government has one for instance that talks about High, Medium and Low risk, but for me that really misses the point and over simplifies the
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Securing Big Data Part 5 - your Big Data Security team

Steve Jones - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:00
What does your security team look like today? Or the IT equivalent, "the folks that say no".  The point is that in most companies information security isn't actually something that is considered important.  How do I know this?  Well because basically most IT Security teams are the equivalent of the nightclub bouncers, they aren't the people who own the club, they aren't as important as the
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Securing Big Data - Part 4 - Not crying Wolf.

Steve Jones - Fri, 2015-01-09 09:00
In the first three parts of this I talked about how Securing Big Data is about layers, and then about how you need to use the power of Big Data to secure Big Data, then how maths and machine learning helps to identify what is reasonable and was is anomalous. The Target Credit Card hack highlights this problem.  Alerts were made, lights did flash.  The problem was that so many lights flashed and
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Securing Big Data - Part 3 - Security through Maths

Steve Jones - Thu, 2015-01-08 09:00
In the first two parts of this I talked about how Securing Big Data is about layers, and then about how you need to use the power of Big Data to secure Big Data.  The next part is "what do you do with all that data?".   This is where Machine Learning and Mathematics comes in, in other words its about how you use Big Data analytics to secure Big Data. What you want to do is build up a picture of
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Securing Big Data - Part 2 - understanding the data required to secure it

Steve Jones - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
In the first part of Securing Big Data I talked about the two different types of security.  The traditional IT and ACL security that needs to be done to match traditional solutions with an RDBMS but that is pretty much where those systems stop in terms of security which means they don't address the real threats out there, which are to do with cyber attacks and social engineering.  An ACL is only
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Securing Big Data - Part 1

Steve Jones - Tue, 2015-01-06 09:00
As Big Data and its technologies such as Hadoop head deeper into the enterprise so questions around compliance and security rear their heads. The first interesting point in this is that it shows the approach to security that many of the Silicon Valley companies that use Hadoop at scale have taken, namely pretty little really.  It isn't that protecting information has been seen as a massively
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“Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management” is now on YouTube

If you missed Fishbowl’s recent webinar on our new Enterprise Information Portal for Project Management, you can now view a recording of it on YouTube.

 

Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management discusses our strategy for leveraging the content management and collaboration features of Oracle WebCenter to enable project-centric organizations to build and deploy a project management portal. This solution was designed especially for groups like E & C firms and oil and gas companies, who need applications to be combined into one portal for simple access.

If you’d like to learn more about the Enterprise Information Portal for Project Management, visit our website or email our sales team at sales@fishbowlsolutions.com.

The post “Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management” is now on YouTube appeared first on Fishbowl Solutions' C4 Blog.

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View application log files in PCF using the CF CLI

Pas Apicella - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:37
I recently setup verbose GC logging on a  deployed application to Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and specified a file to write the GC logging info to. Below shows how you can view application files using the CF CLI.

1. Start by invoking the following to show your deployed applications

[Tue Dec 16 09:32:10 papicella@:~/cf/APJ-vcloud ] $ cf apps
Getting apps in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK

name                  requested state   instances   memory   disk   urls
pas-playjava          started           1/1         512M     1G     pas-playjava.apj.fe.pivotal.io
pcfhawq               started           1/1         512M     1G     pcfhawq.apj.fe.pivotal.io
apples-spring-music   started           1/1         512M     1G     apples-spring-music.apj.fe.pivotal.io
pas-petclinic         started           1/1         512M     1G     pas-petclinic.apj.fe.pivotal.io

2. Now lets view the files for the application

[Tue Dec 16 09:33:29 papicella@:~/cf/APJ-vcloud ] $ cf files apples-spring-music
Getting files for app apples-spring-music in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK

.bash_logout                              220B
.bashrc                                   3.0K
.profile                                  675B
app/                                         -
logs/                                        -
run.pid                                     3B
staging_info.yml                          495B
tmp/                                         -

3. Now lets view the contents of a specific file by providing the full path to the file, in this case our GC log file.

[Tue Dec 16 09:33:41 papicella@:~/cf/APJ-vcloud ] $ cf files apples-spring-music /app/apples_gc.log
Getting files for app apples-spring-music in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (25.40-b06) for linux-amd64 JRE (1.8.0_25--vagrant_2014_10_17_04_37-b17), built on Oct 17 2014 04:40:49 by "vagrant" with gcc 4.4.3
Memory: 4k page, physical 16434516k(1028892k free), swap 16434488k(16434476k free)
CommandLine flags: -XX:InitialHeapSize=391468032 -XX:MaxHeapSize=391468032 -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=67108864 -XX:MetaspaceSize=67108864 -XX:OnOutOfMemoryError=/home/vcap/app/.java-buildpack/open_jdk_jre/bin/killjava.sh -XX:+PrintGC -XX:+PrintGCTimeStamps -XX:ThreadStackSize=995 -XX:+UseCompressedClassPointers -XX:+UseCompressedOops -XX:+UseParallelGC
1.522: [GC (Allocation Failure)  95744K->16737K(367104K), 0.0590876 secs]
1.786: [GC (Allocation Failure)  112481K->23072K(367104K), 0.0735813 secs]
2.075: [GC (Allocation Failure)  118816K->32499K(367104K), 0.0531070 secs]
2.315: [GC (Allocation Failure)  128243K->45124K(367104K), 0.0428136 secs]
2.893: [GC (Allocation Failure)  140868K->53805K(367104K), 0.0375078 secs]
4.143: [GC (Allocation Failure)  149549K->63701K(335360K), 0.1507024 secs]
5.686: [GC (Allocation Failure)  127701K->69319K(331776K), 0.0703850 secs]
7.060: [GC (Allocation Failure)  133319K->70962K(348672K), 0.0121269 secs]
8.458: [GC (Allocation Failure)  130866K->69734K(322560K), 0.0228917 secs]http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBlasFromPas
Categories: Fusion Middleware

Typesafe activator , play framework applications deployed to Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pas Apicella - Sun, 2014-12-07 17:59
I decided to quickly build an application using Typesafe activator for a play framework scala application and deploy it to Pivotal Cloud Foundry. You can read more about Typesafe activator below.

https://typesafe.com/activator

Here are the steps to deploy a scala play framework application created using Typesafe activator. I created a basic hello world scala application with the play framework. The purpose here is what is needed to get it deployed on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Note: Assumes we have created an application with name "hello-play-scala" and we are in that actually directly as we create files for deployment.

1. Create a distribution ZIP file as follows once you have finished developing your application

> ./activator dist

2. Create a manifest file as follows which refers to the DIST zip file created in #1 above.

applications:
- name: pas-helloworld-scala
  memory: 756M
  instances: 1
  host: pas-helloworld-scala
  domain: apj.fe.pivotal.io
  path: ./target/universal/hello-play-scala-1.0-SNAPSHOT.zip

3. Create a build.sh file, make it executable. This simple shell script is going to call sbt/activator

java -jar activator-launch-1.2.12.jar dist

4. Deploy as shown below.

[Mon Dec 08 10:31:14 papicella@:~/vmware/software/scala/apps/hello-play-scala ] $ cf push -f manifest.yml
Using manifest file manifest.yml

Creating app pas-helloworld-scala in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK

Using route pas-helloworld-scala.apj.fe.pivotal.io
Binding pas-helloworld-scala.apj.fe.pivotal.io to pas-helloworld-scala...
OK

Uploading pas-helloworld-scala...
Uploading app files from: target/universal/hello-play-scala-1.0-SNAPSHOT.zip
Uploading 1.1M, 131 files
OK

Starting app pas-helloworld-scala in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK
-----> Downloaded app package (26M)
-----> Java Buildpack Version: v2.4 (offline) | https://github.com/cloudfoundry/java-buildpack.git#7cdcf1a
-----> Downloading Open Jdk JRE 1.7.0_60 from http://download.run.pivotal.io/openjdk/lucid/x86_64/openjdk-1.7.0_60.tar.gz (found in cache)
       Expanding Open Jdk JRE to .java-buildpack/open_jdk_jre (0.9s)
-----> Downloading Play Framework Auto Reconfiguration 1.4.0_RELEASE from http://download.run.pivotal.io/auto-reconfiguration/auto-reconfiguration-1.4.0_RELEASE.jar (found in cache)

-----> Uploading droplet (57M)

1 of 1 instances running

App started

Showing health and status for app pas-helloworld-scala in org ANZ / space development as pas...
OK

requested state: started
instances: 1/1
usage: 756M x 1 instances
urls: pas-helloworld-scala.apj.fe.pivotal.io

     state     since                    cpu    memory           disk
#0   running   2014-12-08 10:32:27 AM   0.0%   164.6M of 756M   118.8M of 1G


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