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Getting credentials to access a dashDB (Db2 warehouse)

IBM dashDB (now called Db2 Warehouse) is a fully managed cloud data warehouse, purpose-built for analytics. It offers MPP scale, and compatibility with a wide range of BI tools. It's available as a free trial on BlueMix. Several samples and tutorials in Data Scientist Workbench involve the use of dashDB. In this article we show you how to get credentials for accessing your own instance of dashDB.

Go to Bluemix or sign up for a new Bluemix trial account.

Check your email and confirm your new account.

Once you're logged in, go to work with data.

Create a new service.

Scroll down to Data and Analytics category and choose Db2 Warehouse on Cloud (previously known as dashDB).

Select a Plan and click on Create to create an instance of the database service. Note that the Entry plan is no charge for 1GB of storage.
Give the service and credentials a memorable name and create it.

Check the service credentials in the sidebar.

You should see all the necessary details in JSON form:
  • port is the database port
  • db is the database name
  • username is the username you'll use to connect
  • password is the password you'll use to connect (scroll to the bottom to view the password)
Make a note of these credentials.

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