Setting up a new monitoring system might seem daunting at first. Franklin guides us through the first steps and explains the architecture and inner workings of a Graphite-based monitoring system. Key takeaways are understanding time series data and configuration, datapoint formats, aggregation methods and retention.
In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bring better low-level memory layout control to Java, and the requirement modern high-performance Java applications have for this solution.
An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management tool. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform, discussing all the main concepts around them. Susannah also writes about how to start an Infrastructure as Code initiative as well as sharing additional learning resources for those who want to know Puppet in-depth.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.
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.
If you’ve ever checked in a file that shouldn’t be in source control, you know how difficult removing it can be. Using Roberto Tyley’s BFG Repo-Cleaner for Git, fixing this becomes much easier.
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.
Kubernetes is an open source project to manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system, managing and running Docker containers across multiple hosts. 4
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
Mobile channels are getting more and more important - consequently, the concepts of website optimization and customer behavior analysis are being transferred to field of mobile applications.
“Infrastructure as Code” is a tenet of the DevOps community. We’ll make a brief introdution to Chef, a well-known IT automation tool, and use it to illustrate the state of the art.