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Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’...
Appcore aims to simplify private cloud through Apache CloudStack solutions. Nate Gordon serves as the Des Moines, IA-based company's Director of Technology, in its effort to enhance Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform for its customers. We had a few questions for him, and this i...
One of the most common questions we get asked by customers is: “What’s the best way to log my data?” My answer is always: "log using JSON format wherever possible.” The next question we often get asked – (but not as much)… Yeah JSON, …Hmmm, what is JSON again? So JSON is: S...
Every day and every second, the system administrator gets tones of information on the network operation, network devices’ operation, and messages from users; he sets dozens of challenges, which must help to avoid the existing and possible problems in the future. Often, it is rather dif...
I hear this question fairly regularly and would like to walk you through how to host the controller in your own Azure cloud. First off, the pros of having AppDynamics with Azure: Have full control and ownership of the data collected by AppDynamics Provide additional security to acc...
We’ll discuss configuring Apache and Nginx both to send JSON formatted logs and how to take advantage of the search functions, sharable dashboards, and reporting capabilities within the Logentries platform. I'm often asked on calls with our customers what is the preferred format for l...
Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and...
Cisco System researchers analyzed a number of websites that had been compromised in 2013. In the recent past, the website of the LA Times was compromised. At the same time, the blog site of Seagate, a renowned hard disc manufacturer, was also compromised. A closer scrutiny revealed th...
I joined 600 people last night at a session sponsored by Hive to listen to Doug Cutting, the creator of Hadoop. Currently he is the chief architect at Cloudera and a director at Apache Software Foundation. The hall at NetApp facility was overflowing with an eager audience. Doug spoke a...
The MapReduce of Hadoop is a widely-used parallel computing framework. However, its code reuse mechanism is inconvenient, and it is quite cumbersome to pass parameters. Far different from our usual experience of calling the library function easily, I found both the coder and the caller...
My general prediction is that Cloudera and Hortonworks are both aggressively moving to fulfilling a vision which looks a lot like Gartner’s “Logical Data Warehouse”….namely, “the next-generation data warehouse that improves agility, enables innovation and responds more efficiently to c...
With the herald of innovative, personal, smart and targeted marketing, ‘big data’ offers enticing and varied advantages for businesses. The ability uncover and harness data, to tackle and tame the informational chaos presented, is increasingly expected of most organisations. But how...
Many Java static analysis tools exist right there, each one focus on a specific area and has its advantages, however if these tools report thousands of violations it became a challenge to exploit them. Let's discover another way to exploit the result of these tools.
SaaS is the cutting-edge technology in the current product landscape. With an increase in the adoption of SaaS products by enterprises, more and more ISVs are trying the SaaS delivery channel. But, delivering a SaaS product cannot be considered as just a rebranding exercise of existing...
It is almost two years ago now when Dmitriy and I stood in front of the white board at the old GridGain office thinking: “How can we deliver all the real-time performance of GridGain’s in-memory technology to Hadoop customers without asking them rip and replace their systems and withou...
There's a lot of lip service given to the notion of applications defining the way the network behaves. That's primarily because it's recognized that today, at least, it's an application world. Applications are large and in-charge in the eyes of the business who, after all, pays all the...
Learn how to set up Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for your node.js Application from GitHub to Heroku.
Eminent network scientist Laszlo Barabasi recently penned an op-ed calling on fellow scientists to spearhead the ethical use of big data. Comparing big data to the atom bomb, Barabasi persuasively argued that the technology and methodologies he and other social network theorists had cr...
I recently attended European Communication’s Big Data Seminar, accompanied by the usual crowd – leaders from MNOs, vendors, consultancies and industry publications. Whilst jostling my way toward the breakfast buffet, the word that echoed throughout the breakout room was ‘privacy’. It s...
Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though, that number will go up: as of Drupal 8, Views is a core module! This effort started as a community effort and was announced as an official Drupal ...
Apache TomEE supported in Jelastic PaaS is a Java EE server, which provides you with the best technology stack that can be deployed to a simple Java EE container. It's lightweight and at the same time is a full-blown application server, which remains simple and avoids architecture over...
This blog discusses the issues preventing CSPs from embracing BDA and the plethora of benefits it offers to the entire organization. It’s clear that a lack of knowledge of these benefits isn’t a contributing factor… BDA has evolved over time, and CSPs, according to Analysys Mason, sho...
In the process of Java development, developers will come across data computation. But Java alone is not convenient to handle such computation. SQL has limited impact on improving the computational efficiency for Java. With Java alone it's difficult to handle such computations. Althoug...
Oracle Virtual Networking (Xsigo) offers business and the trade industry the most complete and integrated virtualization from computers to Data Centers. Going beyond simple achievement, Oracle enables you to virtually manage your entire hardware and software loads. After joining hands ...
What’s a $15B powerhouse in information technology (IT) and professional services doing with an open source based Big Data startup? It starts with “Generation-OS”. We’re not talking about Gen-Y or Gen-Z. We’re talking Generation ‘Open Source’. Massive disruption is occurring in infor...
Each of us are surrounded by our digital choices, preferences, activities, history and experiences that are captured as data and analyzed by the systems and websites we use. Why did Google, a company known for its search engine, develop a mobile operating system? They recognized the ...
Remember textbooks: those heavy, constantly out-of-date, more than slightly frayed tomes of knowledge? They are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, along with the many other innovations thanks in large part to cloud computing. Taking a step back, the concept of a “cloudy” tec...
If you’re doing business in this era, then you’re dealing with a lot of data. That data is everywhere as well, especially if parts of your business are global. Depending on where you’re doing business, the data your business is generating has to adhere to different data rules, especial...
In the last couple of weeks my colleagues and I attended the Hadoop and Cassandra Summits in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was rewarding to talk to so many experienced Big Data technologists in such a short time frame – thanks to our partners DataStax and Hortonworks for hosting these...
Just in time for our speaking session at SenchaCon 2013 we are happy to announce the latest version of Compuware APM/dynaTrace AJAX Edition. Version 4.2 now supports the latest versions of Firefox (FF 21 & FF 22). Download the latest version from ourAJAX Edition website. If you happen...
Amazon’s stock this last week crossed $300 (from $2 in 1997 when it went public, after splits) and the valuation reached $140B, twice that of Facebook, but lower than Google and Apple. This is indeed amazing. Amazon started out as a web-based book selling company. Now it has three bus...
When dealing with Software Analysis and Measurement benchmarking, people’s behavior generally falls in one of the following two categories: “Let’s compare anything and draw conclusions without giving any thought about relevance and applicability” “There is always something that diffe...
One of the biggest drawbacks in IT operations is that we work in silos, with loads of attempts made to connect functional departments before but it seems like very little progress has been made. With applications being the lifeblood of businesses, it is imperative that there is a commo...
It is surprising to see how every new technology suddenly becomes the thing that will solve every problem. The cloud is no different. Everybody rushes to migrate their applications to the cloud because they think this will magically make them faster, cheaper, agile, competitive and… ad...
As promised in my last blog “Big Data, API, and IoT …..Newer technologies protected by older security” here is a deep dive on Big Data security and how to effortlessly secure Big Data effectively. Like many other open source models, Hadoop has followed a path that hasn’t focused much ...
OpenStack, the cloud computing project that works as an “Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),” has been one of the fastest growing open-source software projects in recent years. Originally part of a NASA project which became available for the public in 2010, Open Stack is managed by the...
Today, more and more IT organizations have stated plans to migrate to the cloud to improve operational cost efficiencies and to provide better services to the business users. The challenge that these companies face lies around the choice of an application performance management soluti...
It takes about two minutes each to read the Apache 2.0, Berkeley, and MIT licenses. Pick one. They are good enough for one of the most successful collaborations we have witnessed in the short history of software development, and for two institutions for higher learning recognized for...
One of the key aspects of cloud’s value to an organization is the way in which its implementation and processes can impact the bottom line of a business. Automation, in particular, is an issue in the cloud that can have a major effect on cost, and there are two major ways to think abou...
Cloud is typically approached as a combination of virtualized or bare metal infrastructure. At this stage of the game, to think about cloud is to think at some level about virtualization. Businesses are also looking at some form of orchestration. And the underlying hardware – CPU, RAM,...