CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM014

CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM014

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.

IBM Event Streams Standard Plan Upgraded to Apache Kafka 1.1

IBM Event Streams Standard plan upgrade

IBM Event Streams is a fully supported Apache Kafka-as-a-service offering available from IBM Cloud. IBM have updated the Standard plan offering to use Apache Kafka 1.1. This puts it in line with the Enterprise plan in terms of Kafka version. In addition to improved reliability, Apache Kafka 1.1 brings a number of interesting features.

Apache Kafka 1.1 features

Administration: Kafka now supports a number of administrative operations. The Kafka AdminClient now allows you to create topics, delete topics, add partitions, or change topic configurations. Previously, these required using the administration REST API. 

Exactly once semantics: This version of Kafka supports stronger delivery semantics using the Idempotent or Transactional Producer.

Updated message format: Up-to-date clients are now able to use a new message format which is more efficient when batching. This new format also supports message Headers.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS Delivers Complete Data Confidentiality

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS is the next evolution of databases in a scalable and security-rich cloud environment. It allows you to retain your data in a fully-encrypted database without the need for specialized skills.

Pervasive encryption is a consumable approach to enabling extensive encryption of data in flight and at rest to substantially simplify and speed encryption while achieving compliance mandates. Pervasive encryption is available with IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS.

The IBM Secure Service Container delivers a hyper-secure technology, containing its own embedded security mechanisms for securely hosting the DBaaS service. It prevents the threat of rogue insiders and snooping by privileged users, allowing only the data owner (client) to control the access to the data (no cloud admin access).

Hyper Protect DBaaS provides standard APIs to provision, manage, maintain, and monitor multiple database types, so it is easy for application developers to get started without the need to have specialized DBA skills.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS Beta service on the IBM Cloud

Starting today, the fully-managed IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS is up and operational as a Beta service. It contains support for MongoDB Enterprise Edition and PostgreSQL in a High Availability (3-node) configuration. It is well integrated into the IBM Cloud infrastructure and offers a single set of tools for the various databases.

Here’s what you need to know

If you already have an existing instance, it is requested to move to the BETA service (available in the IBM Cloud main catalog—choose region/location “Washington DC”) since IBM is going to sunset the EXPERIMENTAL.

End of Experimental Date: November 30, 2018

As of November 30, 2018, new Hyper Protect DBaaS Experimental instances cannot be provisioned. However, existing instances will continue to be supported until the End of Experimental Support Date.

End of Experimental Support Date: Dec 30, 2018

  • For a period of 30 days after the End of Experimental Date (through December 30, 2018), all existing instances will continue to be available on the Services dashboard in the IBM Cloud console. All existing instances will also continue to be supported by Hyper Protect DBaaS.
  • Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Experimental Support Date will be deleted.
  • Please delete your Hyper Protect DBaaS Experimental service instances before the End of Experimental Support Date.

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Author: Debashree

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