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. In this book review and interview with the authors, we look at how teams can apply proven best practices.
As data grows exponentially, the modern Hadoop ecosystem provides not only a reliable distributed aggregation system that delivers data parallelism, but also analytics for great data insights. 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.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
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.
In this article, author discusses three techniques to defend against malicious users in software systems. The techniques includes creating personas, misuse cases and annotated activity diagrams.
Chris Haddad explains why one should create a roadmap for an API, providing advice on avoiding common API pitfalls, creating business value and monetizing API assets.
With tens of thousands of production Java servers running in the enterprise, many engineers lack the skills to keep their servers greased. In this article InfoQ studies methods for tuning Java servers
Many apps fail to make full use of the capabilities of the JIT compiler. In this article we investigate some simple tricks to identify issues that may be making your application unfriendly to JIT.
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.
In this article, authors discuss how using simulation as an integral part of the development process can improve product quality, reduce cost, and deliver reliable working code.
Git and GitHub LiveLessons is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.
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.