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SOA or Microservices? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:00
This is a no-hype, pragmatic post about why I think you should consider architecting your next project the way SOA and/or microservices suggest. No matter if it’s a greenfield approach or if you’re in dire need of refactoring. Please note: considering still keeps open the option of not taking that approach. After reading this, you will have a better idea about whether building multiple small components instead of a single, large component makes sense for your project. This post assumes that you have experience with software architecture and services (you’ll find some words about my experience on the bottom of this post). I won’t go into the details of Wikipedia’s or Martin Fowler’s definitions per se. Much more I will talk about what microservices and/or SOA could and should do for your project.

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Microservices and APM | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:45
This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I suggest you bookmark it. Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our IT-hearts go boom!

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M2M Certificate Standard | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:15
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.

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IoT: Getting from Connected to Smart | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:00
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…

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Actian's VectorH 5.0 | @CloudExpo @ActianCorp #BigData #IoT #Hadoop

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:15
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly important, particularly for those companies looking to respond to changes real-time or explore machine-learning. When paired with Actian VectorH, the industry’s fastest Enterprise SQL database that sits natively in Hadoop, Spark users have a new powerful way to help derive true business value from their data.

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Solving Data Security Challenges | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Security

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 19:00
The next BriefingsDirect security market transformation discussion explores how airline Allegiant Air solved its payment card industry (PCI) problem -- and got a whole lot better security culture to boot. When Allegiant needed to quickly manage its compliance around the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, it embraced many technologies, including tokenization, but the company also adopted an improved position toward privacy methods in general.

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[video] Disaster Recovery Planning with @Peak_Ten | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:15
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider, and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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Next-Gen Applications and the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:00
The Internet of Things has continued to grow at a pace that suggests a staying power beyond a simple buzzword. It permeates nearly every industry across the globe, both industrial and consumer, and although the complexity varies from application to application, the technology has allowed us to rethink the way we live into the future. However, as fun as it is to don the seer’s cap and predict all of the wonderful ways connected technology will change our lives, the development of the “back end” of the Internet of Things is proving to be a formidable component in the quest for growth.

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Cloud: Disrupting Application Architecture | @CloudExpo #SaaS #PaaS #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 15:00
A revolutionary change in the industry was the foundation of cloud on the automation of virtualization technologies. Initially it was meant for infrastructure, but with the advent of new and innovative cloud services it has crossed the boundary of Infrastructure and invaded the application space. The concept of ‘as a Service' model has three pillars: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). Over a period of time cloud services have grown and diversified to the extent that clubbing the services into these three pillars is not only difficult but unattainable. That's the reason none of the public cloud providers classify their services in ‘as a Service' model category.

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DevOps: How to Make It Work Best for Your Business | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:45
With business agility emerging as a key requisite to staying ahead of the competition, enterprises have adopted agile methodologies to deliver high-quality digital experiences that delight customers, rapidly and at lower cost. However, these initiatives sometimes fail to deliver the desired benefits, mainly because of the existing organizational silos, processes and technologies and missing collaboration among IT, development and testing teams. This necessitates the needs of DevOps to help businesses build better-quality products and services quickly and with greater reliability. Let us figure out for a minute on what is DevOps and how businesses are creating value out of it?Ops is associated with a collaborative set of practices that aims to break the silos between developers, testers, release managers, and system operators. The products and tools developed in this area focus on maximizing predictability, visibility, and flexibility, while maintaining stability and integrity.

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Similarities Between School Lunch & Software Development | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Software

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:15
The need to add more features on shorter release cycles is ubiquitous. At some point we will reach the threshold of gaining efficiencies and quality will begin to degrade. There is some evidence that we’ve reached and crossed that threshold already. In the late 1960's the National School Lunch Program was struggling to keep up with the growing number of children needing assistance. To combat the issue The Child Nutrition Act was passed in 1966, but eventually privatization of school lunches was seen as the only affordable option for continuing the service. By the late 1970's, private companies were supplying schools with fast food to serve in their cafeterias. Source.

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[slides] SQL Deployments in the Cloud | @CloudExpo @SIOSTech #Cloud #Agile #Storage #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:00
Moving business critical applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, to virtual server and cloud environments requires high availability and a solid disaster protection plan. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, David Bermingham, Director, Technical Evangelist at SIOS Technology, simplified the confusing array of availability and redundancy features offered in Windows Server Failover Clustering, SQL Server, and leading cloud and virtual server software vendors. Attendees learned how to protect SQL Server and other Windows applications from downtime and disasters, all the while ensuring configuration flexibility and infrastructure efficiency.

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50 Essential Functional and Regression Test Cases | @DevOpsSummit @RainforestQA #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:45
It's a big job making sure your web app works across every browser, for every resolution, running on every operating system. And every time you build or update a new feature, it might break everything else. That's a lot of "everys," so we put together a comprehensive checklist of over 50 essential functional and regression tests to ensure that your web app works before it hits production.

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[video] IT Infrastructure with @SuperAdm1ns | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:45
"We are an outsourcing company, offering sysadmin and DevOps services mostly for managed service providers, cloud providers and hosting providers," stated Nikola Trajkovic, Business Development Manager at SuperAdmins, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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IoT and Predictive Analytics | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #InternetOfThings

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:30
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.

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[session] Optimizing the Ops in DevOps By @GHaff | @DevOpsSummit @RedHatNews #DevOps #Containers

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:00
operations aren’t merging to become one discipline. Nor is operations simply going away. Rather, DevOps is leading software development and operations – together with other practices such as security – to collaborate and coexist with less overhead and conflict than in the past. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will discuss what modern operational practices look like in a world in which applications are more loosely coupled, are developed using DevOps approaches, and are deployed on software-defined, and often containerized, infrastructures – and where operations itself is increasingly another “as a service” capability from the perspective of developers.

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Next Gen IoT Platforms | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:30
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development process, accelerating application delivery times, and ensuring that developers will become heroes (not bottlenecks) in the IoT revolution.

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Cloud Implementation By @SQLstream | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT #BigData

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:15
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-time analytics there’s no real-time insight, and without instant insight a company’s actions are doomed to forever lag behind its changing business conditions.

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Always-On Enterprise with @Veeam | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:00
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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Graph Databases with @IBMcloud | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #Bluemix

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:45
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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