DevOps promises to break down the barriers between the developers and the systems operators, but success with DevOps hinges on the company's culture and flexibility.
After three developer previews, six release candidates and over 1500 closed tickets the Apache foundation has announced version 1.0 of Apache HBase, a NoSQL database in the Hadoop ecosystem. After more than 7 years of active development, the team behind HBase felt that the project had matured and stabilized enough to warrant a 1.0 version.
Pure Play OpenStack company, Mirantis has announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
DevOps Days Ljubljana 2015 took place on the 3rd and 4th April and talks covered the full CAMS spectrum: Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing.
Amazon Web Services announced a new instance type called D2 which is optimised for Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehouses, log processing, and MapReduce jobs.
RancherOS claims to be a production-ready minimalist Linux distribution running on and dedicated to Docker containers. Fast booting, small binary fingerprint and alignment with latest Docker releases are some of the arguments supporting the claim.
At JavaLand 2015, Ed Burns provided an overview of the Java EE Servlet 4.0 specification (JSR 369), the main focus of which is to introduce HTTP/2 support into the Java EE Platform. HTTP/2 aims to overcome problems with the existing HTTP specification, and new features include request/response multiplexing, binary framing, stream prioritisation, server push and header compression.
HP announced an integrated private cloud solution called HP Helion Rack based on HP ProLiant DL servers, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.
At JavaLand 2015, Arun Gupta presented several ‘recipes’ for deploying Java EE applications using Docker and Kubernetes. Gupta stated that containers are beneficial for deploying and managing applications, as they provide faster deployment, isolation and portability. The use of a container cluster manager, such as Kubernetes, also ensures availability and scalability.
Google has partnered with Bitnami to launch a repository of open source software images on its cloud. Dubbed as Google Cloud Launcher, the service brings one-click deployment capability to developers.
Popular configuration mechanisms like conf.d pose multiple problems when trying to converge system configuration using configuration management tools. Ish-Shalom proposes five design principles for configuration that prevent those problems. The core ideas being the use of a configuration API and the separation of configurations based on the type of system updates they require.
Microsoft attempts to bring web, mobile, API and workflow development under one umbrella called App Services. Along with this, Microsoft also added integration for many 3rd party APIs.
In a workshop at the Agile Testing Day Netherlands attendants experienced the Dev & Ops and DevOps approaches. An interview with Jaap Schuttevaer about what DevOps can bring to organizations, tearing down the walls between Dev and Ops and advice for organizations that want to apply DevOps.
Amazon announced increased size and IOPS for Elastic Block Store (EBS) at AWS re:Invent 2014. This feature has now become generally available in all AWS regions.
Open Source project hosting sites like SourceForge, Codehaus and Google Code inspired developers to share their code for projects not associated with a foundation like Apache or Eclipse. Over the past few years, these hosting sites have been superseded by GitHub, to the extent that they are closing down over the next year. InfoQ looks back at their contributions and into the future.