•   over 3 years ago

Please advise how to install the historical data from Weather Inside to Bluemix

Hi, I am not sure how to insert the data I retrieved from Weather Inside to one of the database at Bluemix. Do I need to create a database ( which I have to pay for postgresdb for example ) or it seems that I can store it as storage object? Please kindly advise which way is good and if possible quote some examples.

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  • Manager   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi Boris,

    Thanks for your question. Here is a link to documentation talking about how to add data to your Analytics for Apache Spark instance: https://www.ng.bluemix.net/docs/services/AnalyticsforApacheSpark/index.html#load-data

    You can use Object Storage for the data. To do that you'll need to:

    1. Sign up for Bluemix and upgrade your trial via the provided promo code
    2. On the Bluemix Dashboard click on the "Data & Analytics / Work with Data" box
    3. On the left sidebar click into "Analytics" which will take you to the Analytics for Apache Spark page
    4. Click "New Instance" and then set up your instance using the "free" object storage option (Please use the term "Spark" in your Object Storage instance name.)
    5. Once you're redirected to your instance page you'll be directed to the "My Notebooks" section of your instance. Click "New Notebook."
    6. On the "Create Notebooks" page click into the Samples tab. There you'll see two sample notebooks to get you started. The first is called "Getting Started with Notebooks" and it includes instructions for accessing a data set and formatting it for the rest of the tutorial/sample. The second sample notebook is called "Analytics Notebooks and Apache Spark." It discusses Apache Spark and explains how you can use Spark with Analytics Notebooks to analyze raw weather data using the Python API. It also provides access to raw weather data from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

    Best,
    Serena

  • Manager   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi Boris,

    For instructions on how to set up Object Storage, check out this update: http://sparkathon.devpost.com/updates/4397-object-storage-now-available-rules-update

    Serena

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    I did the above steps but it is not free - it shows 0.70 USD/hr for IBM Analytics for Apache Spark. How can I make it free?

  • Manager   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi S Kumar,

    Have you added the promo code to your account? This free storage should be enabled once your trial is extended through the promo code.

    If you're having trouble adding your promo code or you've added it and you are still not able to access the free Object Storage, please email support@bluemix.net to report the issue. Please include your Bluemix ID (the email you use to sign in), a description and/or screenshots of the issue, and a note that you are a part of the Sparkathon and should have your trial extended through February 29, 2016.

    Best,
    Serena

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