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