WebSphere

User Group UK

Title:
IBM BlueMix PaaS: Building & Running cloud computing applications
Stream:
Cloud (4)
Speakers:
Mike Edwards
Abstract:
Building and running cloud computing applications can be a challenge - the elasticity and scalability
of the cloud computing environment is attractive and increasingly important when dealing with the highly
variable workloads involved with mobile, social and analytics. Enter IBM's BlueMix platform-as-a-service
offering - simplifying the process of building and running applications by providing a framework for
applications that is simple and elegant while providing all the necessary power and capabilities.

The flexibility of BlueMix is discussed, with its support for a wide range of programming environments, which
includes WebSphere Liberty, but also extends to Node.js, Ruby, PHP and more. Services are at the core
of BlueMix, making it easier to build applications without having to worry about scalability, redundancy,
availability. Many of the wide variety of services included with BlueMix are discussed including SQL and
non-SQL databases, messaging, object stores and security capabilities. The special support that BlueMix
provides for Mobile apps is discussed, including features such as Push Notifications.
Bio:

Mike Edwards:

Mike Edwards is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Hursley labs and his focus is on cloud computing
- in particular cloud computing standards, security and privacy in cloud computing and the BlueMix PaaS
environment. Mike is chair of the UK cloud computing standards committee at BSI. Mike has worked over
30 years on a variety of software projects at IBM, including OS/2, Java, Web services and SOA.

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