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AWS Adds Scale-Friendly Network Load Balancer to its Arsenal

by Richard Seroter Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

AWS expanded the Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service with a new product catered to high-performing applications. The Network Load Balancer is a Layer 4 TCP component designed to handle bursts of traffic and millions of requests per second.

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NGINX Releases Microservices Platform, OpenShift Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh Preview

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

NGINX Inc has released the NGINX Application Platform which aims to be a “one stop shop” for microservice developers; a Kubernetes Ingress Controller solution for load balancing on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; and an implementation of NGINX as a service proxy for the Istio service mesh control plane.

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Microsoft Explores Manual Memory Management in .NET with Snowflake

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 01, 2017

A number of researchers from Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University have forked .NET, adding an API to the runtime to support manual memory management, and published details of their approach and performance improvements obtained in the paper Project Snowflake: Non-blocking Safe Manual Memory Management in .NET.

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How Edgemesh Rolled out Its P2P Web Acceleration Service to Production

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 06, 2017

Edgemesh is a P2P web acceleration service based on the WebRTC protocol suite that offloads some of the the traffic normally handled by traditional CDNs to browser-based caches shared over a P2P network. They rolled out their release to production in the last few months and shared some of their experiences.

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Amazon CloudWatch Events Gains Cross-Account Event Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added cross-account event delivery to Amazon CloudWatch Events to support use cases such as the tracking of events across an entire organization and the handling of events in separate accounts to implement advanced security schemes.

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Q&A with Kyle Mathews, Creator of React-Based Static Site Generator Gatsby

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

The React-based static site generator, Gatsby, has reached version 1.0. In this interview, founder Kyle Mathews discusses the project's motivations, and how it's going to move forward.

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Why the JVM is a Good Choice for Serverless Computing: John Chapin Discusses AWS Lambda at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017 2

At QCon New York John Chapin presented “Fearless AWS Lambdas”, and not only argued that the JVM is a good platform on which to deploy serverless code, but also provided guidance on extracting the best performance from Java-based AWS Lambda functions.

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A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

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.NET Core Runtime and Base Class Library Performance

by Michael Stiefel Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 23, 2017 1

Microsoft has announced that performance improvements have been made to the runtime and base class libraries in .NET Core. While the performance improvements to ASP.NET Core have received more publicity, these improvements are just as important. Many are based on pull requests from the developer community.

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AWS Lambda Support Added to AWS X-Ray Distributed Tracing Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  May 30, 2017

Following from the General Availability (GA) release of the AWS X-Ray distributed tracing service in April, Amazon has added AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray, enabling function invocations and associated metadata to be recorded, displayed graphically via the AWS Console, and analysed for debugging or fault resolution purposes.

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Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 12 Followers on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

Cloud Follow 251 Followers

Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  May 16, 2017

AWS has released Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) in preview, a fully managed write-through caching service that sits logically in front of DynamoDB tables in order to improve performance for read-intensive workloads. DAX is API-compatible with DynamoDB, meaning that existing applications will not have to be re-written to take advantage of DAX.

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Weaveworks Adds Release Automation and Incident Management to Weave Cloud Continuous Delivery SaaS

by Daniel Bryant Follow 634 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Weaveworks has released new features for the Weave Cloud SaaS platform that aims to simplify deployment, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, including: incident management with historical audit, instant query, and customisable analytics and dashboards; release automation and point-in-time rollback for continuous delivery pipelines; and advanced Kubernetes troubleshooting.

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Refocusing e-Commerce with Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  May 11, 2017

Auchan:Direct, the online grocery delivery service of Auchan France, decided to apply lean to develop a new e-Commerce website. Their CEO was the first customer and they used continuous and fast feedback from their clients on the new experience to improve website quality using continuous delivery.

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Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

Google has retired their Octane JavaScript benchmark tool, citing over-optimization of micro-benchmarks to the detriment of real-world performance. Other browser vendors agree that the benchmark by itself is of little value. In the future, performance improvements may come from focusing on what the user is actually experiencing.

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