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)