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Mahout to Get Self-Optimizing Matrix Algebra Interface with Pluggable Backends for Spark and Flink

by Mikio Braun on  Nov 21, 2014

At the recent GOTO conference in Berlin, Mahout committer Sebastian Schelter outlined recent advances in Mahout's ongoing effort to create a scalable foundation for data analysis that is as easy to use as R or Python.

How Etsy Does Continuous Integration for Mobile Apps

by João Miranda on  Nov 19, 2014 1

Nassim Kammah, engineer at Etsy, explained to Velocity Conference attendants how Etsy does continuous integration for mobile apps. Etsy uses a mix of automated and manual processes, still adhering to the same principles that it applies on web development and reusing many of the same tools. Nassim also talked about how Etsy handles the unique set of challenges presented by mobile apps development.

Docker Client Comes to Microsoft Windows

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 18, 2014 2

After announcing the partnership with Docker, Microsoft has built a native Docker client. The command line interface (CLI) is fully compatible with Docker client running on Linux.

Embedding Security Testing in Development Workflow

by João Miranda on  Nov 18, 2014

Stephen de Vries, ContinuumSecurity founder, promoted the idea of continuous and visible security at Velocity Europe 2014. Stephen argued that the same kind of processes and tools that embedded QA in the whole workflow of an agile development process can be applied to security. BDD-Security is a security testing framework that follows the Given-When-Then approach and is built on top of JBehave.

Systems Thinking for Safety Keynote @ Velocity Conf

by João Miranda on  Nov 18, 2014

The starting keynote at Velocity Conference Europe 2014 was all about how human error is too often the easiest way to explain away a failure and how a different approach is needed. Steven Shorrock, European Safety Culture Programme Leader at Eurocontrol, explained why a Systems Thinking approach applied to safety is a better answer.

Google Compute Engine Autoscaler Service is Broadly Available

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 17, 2014

Google Compute Engine (GCE), the IaaS component of Google Cloud Platform got an Autoscaler feature. Currently in beta, Autoscaler adds elasticity to cloud deployments.

Oracle Commit to Java Modularity

by Ben Evans on  Nov 17, 2014 4

Oracle have announced the second set of enhancement proposals (known as JEPs) that will deliver features for Java 9, including major news about Java modularity.

Amazon DynamoDB Streams and Event Notifications for Amazon S3 Launched at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2014

In their move to event driven architecture, Amazon introduced two enabling technologies allowing the conversion of DynamoDB and S3 written data into events, which can be consumed by other applications and used by Lambda architecture.

AWS Releases CloudTrail Processing Library

by Steffen Opel on  Nov 15, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released the AWS CloudTrail Processing Library (CPL), a "Java client library that makes it easy to build an application that reads and processes CloudTrail log files in a fault tolerant and highly scalable manner".

More News from AWS re:Invent – Performance Enhancements to Compute and Storage Services

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 13, 2014 1

At AWS re:Invent 2014, Amazon has announced enhancements to Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS services.

Amazon EC2 Container Service and Lambda Service Launched at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 13, 2014

As expected, Amazon has added container hosting to its compute building block service. Along with that, it also launched an event-driven compute service called AWS Lambda.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Preconfigured Docker Platform

by Steffen Opel on  Nov 13, 2014

After gaining generic Docker support in July 2014, Amazon Web Services (AWS) now added Preconfigured Docker as a new category of supported platforms to its platform as a service offering AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This category of platforms is based on the recently added official repositories for language stacks on the Docker Hub Registry.

“Age of Ascent” Case Study Highlights Cloud as Game Delivery Engine

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 13, 2014

Microsoft recently published a case study describing how a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game used Microsoft Azure to support tens of thousands of players in a single space battle. The case study looks at how architectural considerations like connectivity, latency, and scale can be addressed in an elastic cloud environment that must respond quickly to unexpected bursts in demand.

Amazon Web Services Brings Service Catalog to Cloud

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 12, 2014

AWS Service Catalog is a new service that enables enterprise IT administrators to publish and manage cloud-based products deployed on Amazon Web Services.

AWS Launched Amazon Aurora, a MySQL Compatible RDBMS

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 12, 2014

At the AWS re:Invent event, Amazon announced a brand new database called Aurora. It will be available under the Amazon RDS offering that already supports MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

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