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  • CFEngine's Decentralized Approach to Configuration Management

    by Mark Burgess & Diego Zamboni on  Jun 24, 2014

    Mark Burgess and Diego Zamboni introduce CFEngine. They describe the challenges regarding web scale - scale, complexity and knowledge - and how CFEngine helps to tackle those challenges with a fundamentally decentralized and knowledge-oriented approach. An example demonstrates how those ideas translate into practice.

  • The Top Automation Tools for Public Cloud at Scale

    by Andi Mann on  Jun 21, 2014

    As more organizations expand their use of public cloud services, from early-stage startups to the biggest businesses and governments in the world, the problems of cloud computing at scale start to arise.

  • Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

    SQL-on-Hadoop technologies include a SQL layer or a SQL database over Hadoop. These solutions are becoming popular recently as they solve the data management issues of Hadoop and provide a scale-out alternative for traditional RDBMSs. InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL in Hadoop databases.

SaltStack for Flexible and Scalable Configuration Management

Posted by Joseph Hall on  Jun 18, 2014

Joseph Hall, SaltStack senior engineer, introduces the the remote execution and configuration management system and its guiding goals. Joseph uses a simple LAMP scenario to demonstrate SaltStack.

Lessons on Cloud Management at Scale: An Interview With Randy Skopecek

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 15, 2014

How do real organizations handle the management of a cloud portfolio? InfoQ reached out to the lead applications architect for a midsize insurance firm to find out more about operating at cloud scale. 1

Review and Interview with Dean Hume - Author of Fast ASP.NET Websites

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 13, 2014

In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites book, which helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.

Transactional NoSQL Database

Posted by Ken Krupa on  Jun 12, 2014

NoSQL databases are eliminating the impedance mismatch between developers and traditional data models. This article looks at how MarkLogic provides NoSQL benefits with transactional support. 2

Apache Kafka: Next Generation Distributed Messaging System

Posted by Abhishek Sharma on  Jun 04, 2014

Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. This article covers the architecture, features and characteristics of Kafka and how it compares with other messaging systems. 10

Ansible’s View on IT Automation

Posted by Michael DeHaan on  May 31, 2014

Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.

8 Great Java 8 Features No One's Talking about

Posted by Tal Weiss on  May 30, 2014

In this article Tal Weiss focuses on some lesser known API's in the new Java 8. 6

Taking Back Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2014

An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.

Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

Posted by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014

Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 2

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