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  • Getting Started with Monitoring using Graphite

    by Franklin Angulo on  Jan 23, 2015

    Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system. Key takeaways are understanding time series data and configuration, datapoint formats, aggregation methods and retention.

  • Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

    Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast in a context of high uncertainty you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently said Ismaël Héry from Le Monde. At the Lean Kanban France 2014 conference he gave a presentation about learning fast to build fast.

  • Introduction to Puppet

    by Susannah Axelrod on  Jan 08, 2015

    An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management tool. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform, discussing all the main concepts around them. Susannah also writes about how to start an Infrastructure as Code initiative as well as sharing additional learning resources for those who want to know Puppet in-depth.

Book Review and Interview: The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Dec 18, 2014

The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.

Designing a Highly Available, Fault Tolerant, Hadoop Cluster with Data Isolation

Posted by Monica Beckwith on  Dec 16, 2014

In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.

Apache Ignite GridGain Incubator Project - Q&A Interview with Nikita Ivanov

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2014

GridGain announced that the In-Memory Data Fabric has been accepted into Apache Incubator program as Apache Ignite. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov about their product becoming part of Apache.

Scaling Docker with Kubernetes

Posted by Carlos Sanchez on  Nov 29, 2014

Kubernetes is an open source project to manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system, managing and running Docker containers across multiple hosts. 4

The Long Journey Towards Database Lifecycle Management

Posted by Ben Rees on  Nov 23, 2014

Application Lifecycle Management has traditionally been difficult for databases. Ben Rees, explains why the road ahead is now clear for Database Lifecycle Management.

An Introduction to Chef and to Cookbook Development Flow

Posted by João Miranda on  Nov 23, 2014

“Infrastructure as Code” is a tenet of the DevOps community. We’ll make a brief introdution to Chef, a well-known IT automation tool, and use it to illustrate the state of the art.

Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 20, 2014

The new “Hadoop in Practice. 2 Edition" book by Alex Holmes covers a lot of topics building Hadoop code and organizing data to support code simplicity and execution speed.

Matt Schumpert on Datameer Smart Execution

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 13, 2014

Datameer, a big data analytics application for Hadoop, introduced Datameer 5.0 with Smart Execution to enhance the data analytics. InfoQ spoke with Matt Schumpert from Datameer about the new product.

Stats Anomalies Detector

Posted by Yonatan Harel and Ran Levy on  Nov 07, 2014

The article describes the general outline of the Stats Anomalies Detector developed at MyHeritage and provides a detailed explanation of how to enhance the code to meet your company’s needs.

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