Bluemix sample app written in Node.js that uses a MySQL database.
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Overview of the App

This is a Node.js app that uses the following cloud services:

  • MySQL Database

This app demonstrates how to connect to a MySQL database on IBM BlueMix from a Node.js app. Simply upload a line-separated file of text (e.g. tweets), and it will add each line to MySQL.

Give it a try! Click the button below to fork into IBM DevOps Services and deploy your own copy of this application on Bluemix.

Deploy to Bluemix

Once on the page, log into your Bluemix account, deploy your app, and you should see a screen like this:


Click on the "View Your App" button, and enjoy!

[Alternative] Deploying the App Via the Command-Line


Before we begin, we first need to install the cf command line tool that will be used to upload and manage your application. If you've previously installed an older version of the cf tool, make sure you are now using v6 of cf by passing it the -v flag:

cf -v


Open your terminal and follow these steps.

  1. Clone this repo into a local project

    $ git clone

  2. Navigate into your project directry and login to Bluemix.

    usage: $ cf login [-a API_URL] [-o ORG] [-s SPACE]
    example: $ cf login -a
  3. Create an instance of the mySQL service, giving it the name "mysql-database" in the last arguement. Note, if a different name is desired, then the manifest.yml file needs to be changed accordingly.

    usage: $ cf create-service SERVICE PLAN SERVICE_INSTANCE
    example: $ cf create-service mysql 100 mysql-database
  4. From the root directory that contains this file, push the app like below. Be sure to give your app a unique APP_NAME to be used for its hostname. For instance the example below would result in http://myupload-<username>

    usage: $ cf push APP_NAME
    example: $ cf push myupload-<username>
  5. Congrats! Your app is now running on Bluemix. You should have gotten a response similar to this on your command line:

     instances: 1/1
     usage: 256M x 1 instances
     last uploaded: Sun Jan 15 21:44:13 UTC 2017
     stack: cflinuxfs2
     buildpack: SDK for Node.js(TM) (ibm-node.js-0.10.48, buildpack-v3.9-20161128-1327)
         state     since                    cpu    memory          disk          details
     #0   running   2017-01-15 04:44:56 PM   0.0%   17.6M of 256M   57.8M of 1G

Copy and past what follows after the "urls:" tag in your response to your browser to view your application!


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