Avoid the DevOps Tool Trap

Software development, at its most complex and dynamic is a full-court press of effort, knowledge, patience, and hard work. Anything that can reliably and cost-effectively reduce the huge number of tasks, redundancies, reports, and delays associated with the application release process is something to be embraced. In particular, many organizations today are turning to the agile development methodology, DevOps, in order to rapidly produce software and improve operations performance. According to research by Gartner, by 2016 DevOps will become a mainstream strategy that will be employed by 25% of Global 2000 organizations. Moreover, by 2019, Gartner predicts 50% of enterprises will implement automated configuration and release management as a result of DevOps initiatives. What many in the development community don’t realize is that solutions exist, using current technologies, to automate many of the routine—and even not so routine—elements of the application release process needed for DevOps. Instead of adding multiple ...

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Jut Operations Data Hub for DevOps

“You have to be able to ask questions of your data in real-time and then respond to the answers,” says Apurva Dave, VP of Marketing, Jut. Jut leverages live streaming, batch analytics, and visualization to enable enterprises to ask important queries of their operational data using the Jut operations data hub, which Jut created with DevOps goals (such as Continuous Deployment with Quality) in mind. Jut supports real-time and historical data queries across all log, event, and metrics data. “Our platform is built on dataflow, dealing with large scale streaming data,” says Dave. Jut is an option for organizations that don’t want to go out and build their own operations data hub software. Core Data Types Jut intends to join data such as user activity (on websites and software), event data (triggered operationally such as support ticket filings, customer transactions, and software upgrades or migrations), and unstructured data (application and ...

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Where Oh Where has my Hadoop gone?

Where is Hadoop? Just a few years ago, it was everywhere. Internet heavy hitters such as Facebook and Yahoo boasted about the size of their Hadoop clusters and applications. It was easy to imagine the day when Hadoop would be the one indispensable tool for anyone who dealt in large volumes of data. ...

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Managing many hosts is more than a Big Data problem

Back in my days at StillSecure a major problem we had with our vulnerability management platform was managing vulnerabilities over a large number of hosts. How can you effectively manage so many hosts, visualize them across the entire deployment? It gave our GUI designers and developers fits. In today’s world of virtual instances, containers and apps, managing a large number of hosts is even a bigger challenge. It is a daunting task that even the largest companies struggle with. In fact in some ways the bigger the company, the greater the amount of hosts and the harder it is to manage. I wanted to highlight today how one company, Datadog has tackled this problem with their Host Maps feature. The trick to managing large numbers of hosts is to balance a global view with an individual host view. It is harder than it sounds though. It is almost like joining ...

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New Relic Announces Groundbreaking Real-Time Analytics Platform

Cloud-based New Relic Insights collects, stores and processes trillions of events from web and mobile software to allow customers to easily and quickly answer the most important business questions SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK – March 19, 2014 – Software analytics company New Relic today announced the arrival of Insights, a real-time analytics platform that collects, stores and presents valuable data directly from modern software, and transforms the data into insights about customers, applications and the business. Delivered as a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and using New Relic’s lightning-fast and custom-built Big Data database platform, New Relic Insights empowers application developers and business users alike to make ad hoc and iterative queries across trillions of events and metrics and get answers in seconds. The Big Data Challenge Traditionally, there hasn’t been a fast, easy or cost-effective way to collect, store and interact with real-time data to gain business or IT insights. With today’s ...

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Tokutek Announces Reselling Partnership With SkySQL

Leading MariaDB Distributor Adds TokuDB as Complementary Tool to Extend Database Performance and Scalability With TokuDB and the SkySQL MariaDB, database administrators and DevOps engineers can easily operate on continuously incoming data and incorporate analysis on large volumes of data.   LEXINGTON, MA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and HELSINKI, FINLAND–(Marketwired – Feb 12, 2014) – Tokutek, delivering database performance at scale, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with SkySQL™, a trusted provider of open source database technology, to resell its TokuDB® database storage engine. SkySQL will offer the TokuDB storage engine as a complement to its MariaDB® distribution to increase scalability and performance and to enable real-time management of transactional and analytical data. TokuDB enhances the SkySQL MariaDB distribution with its unique ability to handle high rates of incoming data, including updates, while maintaining query performance on large volumes of data. This occurs without requiring expensive hardware build-out and with no ...

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