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  • Q&A with Intuit's Alex Balazs

    by David Iffland on  Jun 29, 2016

    In this Q&A, Alex Balazs, VP Fellow Architect of Turbo Tax at Intuit tells us how they used Node.js to start to break apart the monolithic architecture of their legacy platform. Balazs talks about getting the people involved, the challenges they faced, and discusses how other large enterprises can benefit from their experience.

  • Multi-Cloud is a Safety Belt for the Speed-Freaks

    by Michael Coté on  Jun 24, 2016

    Cloud bursting! On-premises! Hybrid cloud! Off-premises! Multi-cloud! These are phrases author Michael Coté heard over the past 10 years when covering cloud as an analyst, strategist, and now evangelist. Each of them makes logical sense, especially on a big whiteboard with boxes and arrows going to and fro. In recent times, it’s the last - multi-cloud - that he's seen in actual practice the most.

  • Big Data Analytics with Spark Book Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 23, 2016

    Big Data Analytics with Spark book, authored by Mohammed Guller, provides a practical guide for learning Apache Spark framework for different types of big-data analytics projects, including batch, interactive, graph, and stream data analysis as well as machine learning. InfoQ spoke with author about the book & development tools for big data applications.

Configure Once, Run Everywhere: Decoupling Configuration and Runtime

Posted by Anatole Tresch on  Jun 17, 2016

Configuration is one of the most widely used cross-cutting concerns in application development. Apache Tamaya is a new incubator project that brings standardized property management to Java.

Virtual Panel on (Cloud) Lock-In

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 17, 2016

There's no shortage of opinions on the topic of technology lock-in. InfoQ reached out to four software industry leaders to participate in a lively virtual panel on this topic.

Wiring Microservices with Spring Cloud

Posted by Rob Harrop on  Jun 15, 2016

As we move towards microservice-based architectures, we're faced with an important decision: how do we wire our services together?

Everything is “Lock-in”: Focus on Switching Costs

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 08, 2016

It makes no difference how hard you try- some form of lock-in is unavoidable. What matters most is understanding the layers of lock-in, and how to assess and reduce your switching costs.

Living in the Matrix with Bytecode Manipulation

Posted by Victor Grazi on  May 26, 2016

In this article we deep dive into two bytecode manipulation frameworks: Javassist and ASM, valuable tools for performing tasks that are otherwise impossible. And once you learn it the sky's the limit! 2

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (Part 2)

Posted by Daniel Karzel, Hannelore Marginean, Tuan-Si Tran on  May 25, 2016

This is the second article of a two article series in which we try to work from an abstract level of IoT reference architectures towards a concrete architecture for actual use cases.

Martin Van Ryswyk on DataStax Enterprise Graph Database

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  May 17, 2016

Datastax recently announced DataStax Graph to support graph data models. InfoQ spoke with Martin Van Ryswyk from DataStax team about the new product. 1

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark - Part 4: Spark Machine Learning

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  May 15, 2016

In this fourth installment of Apache Spark article series, author Srini Penchikala discusses machine learning concept & Spark MLlib library for running predictive analytics using a sample application.

The InfoQ Podcast: Uber's Chief Systems Architect on their Architecture and Rapid Growth

Posted by Wesley Reisz on  May 13, 2016

In this week's podcast QCon chair Wesley Reisz talks to Matt Ranney, who is the Chief Systems Architect at Uber, where he's helping build and scale everything he can.

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