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Forrester Wave: Evaluating NoSQL Key-Value Databases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2014 1

In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.

Reactive Extensions, Async, and Splunk

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 12, 2014

The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.

Splunk Conference Recap: The Key to Big Data is Machine Learning

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014 2

Splunk’s user conference has drawn to a close. After three days with over 160 sessions ranging from security and operations to business intelligence to even the Internet of Things, the same central theme kept appearing over and over again: the key to Big Data is machine learning.

Introducing Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 09, 2014

Most open source projects on CodePlex are directed towards developers. Rudolf Henning’s QuickMon is different. It is designed to help the network administrators who keep the servers running so that developers can get a good night’s sleep.

Using Logs to Detect User-Based Threats

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014

A common theme at the Splunk user conference is the idea that the users are the greatest threat. Even in a well-regulated enterprise where no one has more privileges than what’s needed to do their job, a typical user has more than enough ability to steal massive amounts of data or cause widespread problems. Fortscale seeks to address this issue by using the data that you are already collecting.

Proactively Monitor Configuration Changes with Tripwire

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 1

Most companies still manually track configuration changes using a wiki or spreadsheet. Only the most basic information such as IP addresses are included, as recording everything is just too tedious. Even knowing basic information such as who made the change is difficult and time consuming. Tripwire seeks to eliminate this problem by proactively monitoring configuration changes.

Docker Publishes Official Repositories for Language Stacks

by Carlos Sanchez on  Oct 08, 2014

Docker has added new official repositories for language stacks to the Docker Hub, including C/C++, Java, Python or Ruby.

CloudFlare Universal SSL - Free Web Security for All

by Chris Swan on  Oct 08, 2014 1

CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling SSL becomes a selection from a dropdown menu.

Big Data Analytics: Using Hunk with Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.

Splunk .conf2014 Keynote 1

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

At the opening keynote for Splunk .conf2014 we heard about GE Capital’s developer culture, Red Hat’s internal IT focus, and Coca-Cola’s “Data Lake” theory of information management.

Spring Framework 4.1 Release Supports JCache (JSR-107) Annotations

by Abhishek Sharma on  Oct 06, 2014

Spring Framework 4.1 provides comprehensive support for JCache (JSR-107) annotations using Spring's existing cache configuration and infrastructure abstraction. The new release also supports JMS and performance enhancements and WebSocket refinements.

Xen Bug Forces Amazon and Rackspace to Reboot Their Services

by Janakiram MSV on  Oct 02, 2014

Last week Amazon Web Services and Rackspace notified customers that their servers would be rebooted as a part of Xen hypervisor patching. This is the second time that AWS has scheduled reboots as a part of its cloud infrastructure maintenance, and AWS published guidance for building applications resilient to reboots and restarts.

Apache Drill Included in MapR Latest Distribution Release

by Alex Giamas on  Sep 30, 2014

MapR recently announced including Apache Drill in its latest release of MapR distribution. Apache Drill is the open source version of Google’s Dremel. Dremel is the infrastructure on which BigQuery is based upon. Drill is offering a low latency SQL-on-Hadoop interface. While this puts it in the same space as several other technologies around Hadoop, Drill has some unique characteristics setting it

Nvidia Introduces cuDNN, a CUDA-based library for Deep Neural Networks

by Jérôme Serrano on  Sep 29, 2014

Nvidia earlier this month released cuDNN, a set of optimized low-level primitives to boost the processing speed of deep neural networks (DNN) on CUDA compatible GPUs. The company intends to help developers harness the power of graphics processing units for deep learning applications.

Netflix's Chaos Engineering to Advance Failure Injection

by João Miranda on  Sep 29, 2014

"Chaos Engineering", a term recently coined by Netflix, is an umbrella that embraces all Netflix's activities on controlled failure injection. Bruce Wong, Engineering Manager of Chaos Engineering at Netflix, wrote about what Chaos Engineering is, its aims, and the roadmap to achieve them. InfoQ reached Bruce to learn more.

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