JP Morgenthal recently published a controversial DevOps.com article entitled “Containers Are Designed for an Antiquated Application Architecture.” After observing a lively debate on Twitter, InfoQ reached out to some of the most influential (and opinionated!) tech leaders in the industry – including Morgenthal himself – and asked them to participate in a virtual roundtable.
Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala talks about how Apache Spark framework helps with big data processing and analytics with its standard API. He also discusses how Spark compares with traditional MapReduce implementation like Apache Hadoop.
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 bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.
An introduction to Puppet, an infrastructure configuration management product. In this article Susannah Axelrod, gives an overview of both Puppet, the language, and Puppet, the platform.
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