BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.
The 200 BlueMix Days include Meetups, BlueMix Advantage sessions, and Hands-On BlueMix Workshops.
- Codename BlueMix is IBM's new ( announced at Pulse a few months back )
- BlueMix is a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service offering
- BlueMix fits into the DeveloperOperations - DevOps - suite of solutions
- BlueMix runs on IBM SoftLayer
- Currently BlueMix is free to use, via a self-registration beta service
- Eventually BlueMix will become a fully functioning IBM-hosted offering
- BlueMix is an implementation of the open Cloud Foundry PaaS offering
- BlueMix ( and, of course, Cloud Foundry ) provides an up-in-the-clouds collaborative development / run-time environment
- BlueMix provides a series of target run-times, including Java ( powered by the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile ), node.js and Ruby on Rails
- node.js and Node-RED both look very very interesting
- BlueMix enables a developer to create an application via a self-assembly model, bringing applications and services together in one place
- As an example, there's a number of database services, including mySQL, PostGreSQL and, of course, IBM's DB2
- BlueMix gives one the ability to rapidly create an application that leverages one of these databases ( or the new crop of no-SQL databases including MongoDB and IBM's recent acquisition, Chordiant )
- BlueMix can work alongside IBM DevOps Services, formerly known as Jazz.net to provide a collaborative development AND run-time environment