Stephen Nelson-Smith, CTO of Strategic Blue, explains why cloud computing has become a commodity and the financial and technical advantages as well as risks of trading cloud providers.
Richard Nicholson of Paremus talks to InfoQ about the upcoming R6 Enterprise Spec, what impact it will have on Cloud Computing environments, and how OSGi as a modular technology is well placed for the dynamic distributed computing platforms of the future.
Alex Papadimoulis shares his thoughts on distribution vs delivery, decoupling infrastructure (pull) from application (push) deployments and keeping delivery systems simple, especially for web scale applications. In particular Alex describes three different types of roll-outs: Live, Rolling and Parallel and their applicability (cloud-based delivery vs in-house servers).
Gareth Rushgrove on what's driving UK Government's adoption of cloud computing and the challenges posed by such endeavor. He also shares his view on navigating through multiple cloud provider solutions and their jargon.
Ben Christensen explains how Netflix manages to stay online even with millions of users, the Hystrix fault tolerance library, how Netflix discovered reactive programming and why it ported Rx to Java.
Baruch Sadogursky and Shlomi Ben Haim discuss the impotence of Binary repositories for building modular software, JFrog's Artifactory and Bintray products, and their partnership with Black Duck.
Jim Hirschauer describes the application monitoring tool landscape, KPIs and metrics to consider when monitoring, and compares monitoring traditional vs. cloud-based applications. He talks about performance considerations when instrumenting code, how organizations can be 'Smarter' about their Big Data, and looks at what's new in AppDynamics 3.7.
Cloud leader George Reese answers questions across a wide range of topics. He shares his thoughts on pitfalls of enterprise cloud strategies, overrated technologies, whether IaaS standards matter yet, the relevance of private clouds, and the need for common sense when designing a API.
In this InfoQ interview, Michael Nygard explores some of the available loopholes in the CAP theorem helping architects to engineer distributed systems that meet their needs. He also discusses new patterns he’s observed since his book, Realease IT and shares his thoughts on continuous delivery, DevOps and ALM.
IT thought leader Jeff Sussna answers a range of questions about operational efficiency and cloud trends. He discusses new thinking around production freezes and adopting continuous delivery. Sussna explains how companies should understand the entire lifecyle of a customer’s cloud experience. Finally, he shares insight into AWS and their leading position in the cloud.
Emil Eifrem looks back at the history of Neo4j, an open-source, NoSQL graph database supported by Neo Technology. He describes some real world applications of graphs, domain modelling with graphs, and compares the performance of graph and relational databases. He also examines how Neo4j differs from other NoSQL and graph databases in the market and describes various Neo4j licensing options.
In this interview, Michael Hunger talks about the evolution of persistence technologies over the last decade, the emergence of NoSQL databases, and looks at where graph databases fit in. He describes the goals behind the Spring Data Neo4j project, it's latest developments, and examines Cypher, a humane and declarative query language for graphs.