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  • Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

    by Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2014 1

    “Immutable Infrastructure” is a term that has been increasingly talked about lately among the Ops community. InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is the definition and borders of immutable infrastructure as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular when compared to current widespread “desired state” configuration management solutions.

  • Lambda Architecture: Design Simpler, Resilient, Maintainable and Scalable Big Data Solutions

    by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2014 6

    Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to store and process large amounts of data. In this article, author Daniel Jebaraj presents the motivation behind the Lambda Architecture, reviews its structure with the help of a sample Java application.

  • Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

    by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

    This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics and statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities. The authors also discuss how to combine and integrate these embedded analytics technologies to handle big data.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.

Book Review: Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef - Second Edition

Posted by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 17, 2014

The second edition of Stephen Nelson-Smith's book "Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef" describes a testing workflow and tools for writing fully tested infrastructure code

Big Data Analytics for Security

Posted by Alvaro A. Cárdenas, Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Sreeranga P. Rajan on  Feb 11, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the role of big data and Hadoop in security analytics space and how to use MapReduce to process data for security analysis.

The Secrets of Database Change Deployment Automation

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda on  Feb 07, 2014

Yaniv Yehuda looks at the challenges involved in automating database deployments and offer suggestions based on Agile and DevOps concepts. 6

Virtual Roundtable: The Future of PaaS in Cloud Computing

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2014

There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.

Building Applications With Hadoop

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 30, 2014

How to use various tools such as Apache Avro, Apache Crunch, Cloudera ML and the Cloudera Development Kit to build applications that use Hadoop.

Interview with Raffi Krikorian on Twitter's Infrastructure

Posted by Xuefeng Ding on  Jan 19, 2014

Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1

Monty Taylor and Jim Blair on CI and Test Automation at OpenStack

Posted by Sai Yang on  Dec 29, 2013

Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them.

Building a Real-time, Personalized Recommendation System with Kiji

Posted by Jon Natkins on  Dec 26, 2013

Jon Natkins explains in this article how to create a personalized recommendation system fed with large amounts of real-time data using Kiji, which leverages HBase, Avro, Map-Reduce and Scalding.

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