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Automating Customer Interactions with IBM Watson Conversation and Bluemix

Ilya Drabenia

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Virtual agents and chatbots can significantly optimize the operations of customer service departments. Trained to answer questions frequently asked by end users, they help organizations to automate a variety of customer interactions, engaging team members only in complex situations.

In this post, we explain how to work with the Watson Conversation service in Bluemix for creating chatbots.

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Using Predix UI Components: Page Layout and Login

Nick Herman

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Predix provides several UI components that help you to build web apps faster and easier. The components are implemented with Polymer, a lightweight library built on top of WebComponents, and can be integrated with other Predix services, such as Time Series.

In this post, we explain the basics of using Predix UI, with focus on page layout requirements and the px-login component.

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Using Spark Streaming, Apache Kafka, and Object Storage for Stream Processing on Bluemix

Ilya Drabenia

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One of the key points in the Industrial Internet is stream data processing. Equipment fault monitoring, predictive maintenance, or real-time diagnostics are only a few of the possible use cases. Some of the services provided by IBM Bluemix enable you to significantly speed up the implementation of such use cases. With Bluemix, you are not required to deploy and configure Hadoop, Apache Kafka, or other big data tools. It allows you to launch service instances in a few clicks.

In this article, we explain how to integrate and use the most popular open-source tools for stream processing. We explore IBM Message Hub (for collecting streams), the Apache Spark service (for processing events), and IBM Object Storage (for storing results).

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Using Predix Analytics Services from a Node.js App

Nick Herman

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Predix Analytics is a set of services that enable developers to use analytics solutions implemented by data scientists from their own apps. In this post, we explain how to get started with the three services required for running Predix analytics: Analytics Catalog, Analytics Runtime, and Analytics User Interface.

With the provided instructions, you will be able to set up the services and call the Univariate Anomaly Detection analytic service from a Node.js application.

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Using the PostgreSQL Service in an ASP.NET App on GE Predix

Eugene Lahansky

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PostgreSQL is one of the data management services available for applications running on the Predix platform. This article shows how to work with a Cloud Foundry-hosted instance of the Postgres service from an ASP.NET application.

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How to Push Private Docker Images and Enable Caching on Cloud Foundry Diego

Andrei Krasnitski

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Diego has brought Docker to Cloud Foundry, but only public Docker images are supported out-of-the-box. In this post, I will go over two solutions for those who cannot have their data in the open: private Docker registries and Diego Docker Cache. Below, you will find installation steps for both and a demo of how to deploy Diego Docker Cache.

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Analyzing Text with the AlchemyLanguage Service in IBM Watson

Stas Turlo

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AlchemyLanguage is a collection of APIs available in IBM Watson for analyzing text through natural language processing. In this post, we show how to create a browser extension that can extract insights—such as concepts, keywords, and emotions—from text on a page.

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How to Deploy a React.js App to GE Predix (a Tic Tac Toe Example)

Dmitry Kozhukh

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React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces; the technology is backed by Facebook and Instagram—among others. This article shows how to create a simple Tic Tac Toe game with React and then deploy the app to the Predix platform. The post also explains some of the React basics.

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An Outstanding Cloud Foundry Feature: App Placement and Host Affinity

Aliaksandr Prysmakou

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Out of the box, Cloud Foundry doesn’t give us the ability to control application placement or to specify a target host(s) for an application. This may be critical when one needs to separate apps between different environments or host types—or for any other type of app segregation. The good news is that this can be resolved very easily.

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Tuning Configuration of the Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack to Avoid Out-of-Memory Errors

Andrei Bushyk

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Java apps created in accordance with 12-factors are supposed to run in Cloud Foundry without modifications. However, sometimes the defaults provided by the public buildpacks don’t work. In this post, we will look at two ways to resolve out-of-memory errors.

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