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Splitting Stateful Services across Continents at Instagram

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 29, 2018

At the recent Large Installation System Administration (LISA) 2018 Conference, Sherry Xiao, production engineer at Instagram, explained how their team split Instagram’s services across datacenters in the US and Europe. They achieved data locality in their stateful services - Cassandra and TAO - by using new and modified tools from Facebook’s engineering team.

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Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.


Project Myriad: Mesos and YARN Working Together

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 14, 2015 1

An article by Jin Scott - A tale of two clusters: Mesos and YARN – describes hardware silos created by using different resource managers on different hardware clusters, most popular being Mesos and Yarn and introduces Myriad – a solution allowing to run a YARN cluster on Mesos.


The Software-defined Datacenter Has Arrived

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 30, 2012

VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.


VMware's CloudFoundry Service Gains Support for PostgreSQL

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2011 3

VMware is adding support for PostgreSQL to CloudFoundry, it's open source PAAS solution.


Adrian Cole Announces JClouds 1.0 Release

by Rick Hightower Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 27, 2011

The goal of the new JClouds 1.0 release is to provide a common interface for managing compute nodes and storage nodes across many vendors, providers, frameworks and APIs from IaaS to PaaS, says JClouds founder Adrian Cole.


LiveRebel 1.0: No-Downtime Production Updates

by Ian Roughley Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2011

ZeroTurnaround's LiveRebel 1.0 aims to alleviate downtime and lost sessions in server deployment automation. In this Q&A with Zero Turnaround, InfoQ discusses tooling support and how to improve processes that are largely manual and partially scripted.


Easier Deployment of Java Apps to Windows Azure

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 25, 2011 3

Microsoft has made available a kit for streamlining the process of deploying Java applications to Windows Azure.


Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS And Web Hosting Providers

by Jeevak Kasarkod Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 27, 2011

Gartner announced their magic quadrant for Cloud IaaS and web hosting providers


RailsInstaller Provides Easy Rails on Windows Installation

by Robert Bazinet Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 26, 2011 3

RailsInstaller provides Windows developers a great way to easily create Ruby on Rails 3 applications in no time. Up until now, Windows developers would be on their own to setup Ruby, RubyGems, Rails and SQLite in order to begin to create their first Rails application. Thanks to Dr. Nic Williams of Engine Yard and his team, it is much easier now.


SteamCannon and Elastic Beanstalk, A Comparison

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 25, 2011 3

Last week Amazon announced Elastic Beanstalk, but there is also an Open Source project named SteamCannon. SteamCannon is sponsored by RedHat and has been in active development since September 2010. With similar objectives, how do they stack up against each other?


Cloud Patterns from VMware

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 29, 2010

Over the last few months WMware's Steve Jin has published several design patterns around working with virtual machines in the cloud, especially vCloud.


Cloudera Enterprise Released: Interview with Charles Zedlewski

by Tim Cull Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 24, 2010

Cloudera recently announced Cloudera Enterprise, a commercial bundling of Hadoop and a dozen other supporting open source projects.  InfoQ interviewed Product Manager Charles Zedlewski for more detail about what this means for conventional enterprises and the future face of Hadoop.


LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure

by Ron Bodkin Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 04, 2010 1

Jay Kreps of LinkedIn presented some informative details of how they process data at the recent Hadoop Summit. Kreps described how LinkedIn crunches 120 billion relationships per day and blends large scale data computation with high volume, low latency site serving.


Facebook on Hadoop, Hive, HBase, and A/B Testing

by Ron Bodkin Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 14, 2010 1

The Hadoop Summit of 2010 included presentations from a number of large scale users of Hadoop and related technologies. Notably, Facebook presented a keynote and details information about their use of Hive for analytics. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's VP of Engineering delivered a keynote describing the scale of their data processing with Hadoop.