Jan 31

Sematext is looking for a strong full-stack developers who:

Find creative and elegant solutions, build tools, avoid repetition and boilerplate code
Take ownership and push forward; want to help build the team and the organization
Like working with data-intense applications, continuous data streams (e.g. metrics, logs, events), visualization and data analytics
Want to have fun, enjoy building new things and improving existing ones

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Jan 31

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM’s platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds.

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Jan 31

adMarketplace captures and analyzes massive data to allow for efficient real-time bidding for traffic sources for online advertising and delivers rapid cost-per-click insights to advertisers.
The next BriefingsDirect bid data trailblazer interview examines how New York-based adMarketplace, a search syndication advertising network, has met its daunting data-warehouse requirements.
Learn here how adMarketplace captures and analyzes massive data to allow for efficient real-time bidding for traffic sources for online advertising. And we’ll hear how the data-analysis infrastructure also delivers rapid cost-per-click insights to advertisers.

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Jan 30

Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture.
So you’ve started to build applications with AngularJS; or, maybe you’ve done unit testing before but haven’t used it with AngularJS; or, maybe it’s all new to you, but either way this article should help to orient you to the value of using Karma with Jasmine and offer some tips on displaying functionalities of Angular JS. Let’s get started!
My app is small it doesn’t need any tests, right?

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Jan 30

SYS-CON Media announced today that Plutora launched a blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 3,500 story reads in less than a week.
DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done.

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Jan 30

In today’s highly connected world, the benefits and widespread adoption of cloud computing are not just limited to enterprises and government agencies; its transformative impact has prompted changes to a variety of businesses across several verticals – both big and small. In fact, a recent study by Emergent Research, ‘Small Business Success in the Cloud,’ found that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to grow by more than half, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent, by the year 2020.

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Jan 30

jones_supa writes: Phoronix notes how it has been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the virtual machine software managed by Oracle. This comes while VMware is improving its products on all platforms, and KVM, Xen, Virt-Manager, and related Linux virtualization technologies continue to advance as well. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox? It has been said that there are only four paid developers left on the VirtualBox team at the company, which is not enough manpower to significantly advance such a complex piece of software. The v4.3 series has been receiving some maintenance updates during the last two years, but that’s about it.

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Jan 30

If you’re part of the decision making process in how to get started with Big Data then you’ve probably already discovered that open source Apache Hadoop has a big lead. You also know that unless you’ve got a particularly deep NoSQL team or want to write your own proprietary code that the free open source version of Hadoop is not for the great majority of businesses. You want the benefits of open source but with some support and some capabilities that tie the open source components together in an enterprise quality database system. You want a Hadoop Distribution.

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Jan 30

Parallels today announced it has been named as one of the best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for in 2015 in a Forbes article. Parallels… Read more at VMblog.com.

Jan 30

Gordon Haff wrote an insightful column today about “skeuomorphic virtualizaton,” in other words the notion of thinking of virtual servers as having the same look and feel of the physical machines lying underneath. The upshot is that virtualization ends up just being a form of partioning; users view virtualized instances as no different from a single physical server.

Gordon urges the end of skeuomorphism’s reign of terror (my words, not his) now that containers are (back) in the news.

So don’t simply stuff “a hodepodge,” as Gordon says, of operating systems versions along with your app and all that goes with it (web server, database, storage, comms) into a container as if it’s just another virtualized machine.

Instead, he writes that it’s time to think of “containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like Kubernetes, DevOps practices, microservices architectures, “cattle” (shorter term) workloads, software-defined everything, and pervasive open source as part of a new platform for cloud apps.”

Reboot Time
Old habits die hard. The relentless drive for efficiency in business focuses itself evermore on IT operations, breeding an instinct to view the new tool as simply an improved hammer and to simply try to slam things through with it more quickly. An increasing focus on DevOps, as seen from the high management level, can certainly reinforce this view.

But that would be wrong. Containers give everyone another shot at imagining their software as a number of services rather than a unified application. Further, as Gordon notes, they let you throw in an OS here, some orchestration there, a VPN there, and truly become efficient (and more future-proof) in the way you design and deploy what you’re trying to do.

The original SOA days seem far away to me, but the idea of provisioning services is still a radical one. Too often today, software-as-a-service in the cloud still means software-as-an-application from the sky. The inexorability of Moore’s Law allows people to slam things through for short-term gain rather than long-term efficiency, and this will be particularly true as containers become prized for their relative abstemious use of resources.

But an expeditious, rather than more profound, use of containers will just create tomorrow’s hodgepodge. The potential of containers to reboot the way we think of services and how they should be delivered can logically lead to re-imagining how users should experience what the services offer – and how skeuomorphic those experiences should be, of course.

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