CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM006

CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM006

Hello Friends, welcome to Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers. In this article, we will explore latest IBM Cloud Recently.

ScyllaDB 2.0.3 with TLS now available on the IBM Cloud

ScyllaDB 2.0.3 is now available, in beta, through IBM Cloud Compose. The new release brings even more Cassandra-compatible features to Scylla, the high-performance, C++ based, in-place replacement for Cassandra. The Scylla 2.0.3 release also sees TLS encryption for clients switched on.

IBM introduced ScyllaDB at the end of 2016. It already stood out as a plug-compatible version of Cassandra at the time. The developers had taken Cassandra’s wide-column database design and built from the ground up a whole C++ framework and database on top of that. This meant the ideas behind Cassandra were freed from the performance limitations of the Java Virtual Machine. The ScyllaDB developers have since been regularly iterating their database while keeping it Cassandra compatible. They’ve also been carefully matching current Cassandra features, while advanced tuning of the internal mechanisms of ScyllaDB also lets them boost reliability and performance even more.

Scylla 2.0.3 features

Counters, one of the more requested features for current Cassandra compatibility. Counters deliver safely increment-able tables in a distributed system like Scylla. In 2.0.3, they become a production ready feature after being an experimental option in previous releases. 

As one feature enters production, a new experimental one arrives. In this case, it’s Materialized View support on Scylla. This allows tables to be created which are derived from the fields of another table while being indexed on fields that aren’t the primary key. That’s important in a database like Scylla; typically data is indexed and partitioned over nodes on the primary key and nothing else. These Materialized Views are real persisted stored tables, not queries run in the background. They provide a different way to slice your data models for efficient access. 

Other Scylla 2.0 enhancements happen behind the scenes, as it were. An improved row cache means better use of memory, especially with large partitions. Heat Weighted Load Balancing is a new technique to direct traffic to hot busy caches while other nodes are coming up to speed; the idea is that if there’s a busy cache it’s likely to have the data needed anyway and it lets restarting nodes come online more quickly.

 ScyllaDB and TLS

New instances of Compose for ScyllaDB require that users connect with TLS encryption enabled. This ensures that the client’s data exchange with the database is protected in flight. To verify connections the service uses Let’s Encrypt certificates which, generally, means no local certificate to store. 

IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan now in Beta

With Blockchain, IBM has enter a new age of collaboration. Decentralizing development, multiple organizations can work collaboratively to design and build Blockchain solutions. The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan was created to remove the barrier to entry, encouraging any developer – whether enterprise, start-up, academic, experienced, or novice – can begin the Blockchain journey to disrupt their industry.

Starter Plan provides a preconfigured network of two members with a peer each, for proof-of-concept testing and develop their MVP. Along with a kick-starter network, creators can simulate a multi-organization network for more complex business solutions.

Starter Plan gives users easy access to blockchain’s most popular development tools, including the online playground, a development environment, and tutorials to help build a business network definition using Hyperledger Composer. Business networks allow business logic to be coded into the operation of a blockchain solution. The IBM Blockchain Platform allows users to purchase support services as needed for low-cost proof-of-concept or basic pilot development, before moving to a more mature Enterprise Plan environment.

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Author: Debashree

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