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Apple Open Sources FoundationDB

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 29, 2018

Apple has open sourced its distributed database core, FoundationDB, which it acquired back in 2015 from the homonymous company. FoundationDB is designed to handle large volumes of data stored across clusters of commodity servers and to favor data consistency by supporting fully global, cross-row ACID transactions.

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Amazon Launches a New Cloud Security Service: AWS Firewall Manager

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Amazon has launched a new service called AWS Firewall Manager, providing AWS customers a way to configure AWS Web Application Firewall rules across multiple accounts centrally. The AWS Firewall Manager is a part of Amazon’s recent launch of several services for security and compliance.

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Amazon Launches AWS Secrets Manager to Securely Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Amazon announced the launch of the AWS Secrets Manager, which makes it easy for customers to store and retrieve secrets using an API or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Furthermore, customers can rotate their credentials with built-in or custom Lambda functions. The AWS Secrets Manager enables users to centralize the management of secrets of distributed services and applications.

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Amazon Web Services Reports That All GA Services Are Now GDPR Ready

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 03, 2018

On May 25, 2018 European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. AWS recently announced that all its generally available services now comply with the GDPR regulation. GDPR is the largest overhaul of data privacy regulations in the past 20 years. In this article we will cover the key changes in AWS and GDPR and what we have to do to become GDPR compliant.

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U.S. Congress Passes CLOUD Act - New Legislation Might Make Microsoft Supreme Court Case Moot

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the CLOUD Act became law in the United States. It clarifies how US and foreign countries can gain access to data stored in cloud servers in each other’s jurisdictions. Companies such as Google and Microsoft facing requests for data they have stored in foreign countries support the legislation. Privacy and human rights activists have criticized the measure.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Database Services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 28, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Both these open-source database engines are now brought in their community version as a managed service, with 99.99% SLA, elastic scaling for performance, and industry-leading security and compliance to Azure.

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Kubernetes Founder Craig McLuckie on Going Multi-Cloud and Open Source

by Rags Srinivas Follow 10 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Craig McLuckie, one of the original founders of the Kubernetes project and CEO of Heptio.

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AWS Makes Serverless Application Repository Generally Available

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

After a brief preview period since re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made its new Serverless Application Repository generally available. Users can now discover, configure, and deploy serverless applications and components via the AWS Lambda console, which AWS considers an "ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and independent developers to share their serverless creations".

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Chef Enhances Cloud Security Automation in InSpec 2.0

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Continuous automation vendor, Chef, has announced the availability of InSpec 2.0, a new version of Chef’s free open source tool that enables DevOps and cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to express security and compliance rules as code and assess and remediate compliance issues through the entire software delivery life cycle.

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Cloud IoT Core Service in Google Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Google announced the general availability of its Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect and manage millions of connected devices. The Cloud IoT Core will offer its users a system for controlling the connection of the internet of things (IoT) devices with Google’s Cloud Platform (GPC) and a pipeline for getting data to and from those devices.

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Google Cloud TPU for Machine Learning Acceleration is Now Available in Beta

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

Google has made their custom chips, Tensor Processing Units (TPU) for running machine learning workloads written for its TensorFlow framework, available in beta for Machine Learning (ML) experts and developers. With Google’s Cloud TPU’s, ML models can run on demand at lower costs and higher performance.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Subtree Releases "Dotmesh", a Git-Like CLI for Capturing, Organising and Sharing Application States

by Daniel Bryant Follow 594 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Subtree has released Dotmesh, a container-friendly application state snapshotting tool that provides a git-like CLI for manipulating and sharing the captured data. The core use case for Dotmesh is the ability to share state captured from microservice-based applications in order to facilitate the debugging and exploration of problematic states seen within QA and production environments.

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Oracle's Fn Serverless Platform Adds Prometheus Support and Helm Chart Installation for Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 594 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

At the recent KubeCon NA conference, InfoQ sat down and discussed Oracle’s Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) “serverless” Fn Project with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Container Group. The Fn project has evolved rapidly since its launch in October 2017, and additions include: support for Prometheus monitoring; a new Hybrid Architecture; and an open source Helm Chart Fn installer.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

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