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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, described why clusters are so different from farms of single-purpose servers that reside in traditional data centers, and why without an automated solution that can address the cluster requirements, real pain is coming and failure is certain. Speaker Bio: Greg Bruno is the Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ. Prior to jo... (more)

Apache, Oracle in Stalemate, Showdown Looms

Oracle has officially responded to the Apache Software Foundation's attempt last week to foment mutiny inside the Java Community Process saying: "Oracle nominated Apache for a seat on the Executive Committee in recognition of Apache's continued participation and valued contribution to the community. The recently released statement by the ASF Board with regard to their participation in the JCP calling for EC members to vote against SE7 is a call for continued delay and stagnation of the past several years. We would encourage Apache to reconsider their position and work together with Oracle and the community at large to collectively move Java forward. Oracle provides TCK licenses under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms consistent with its obligations under the JSPA. Oracle believes that with EC approval to initiate the SE7 and SE8 JSRs, the Java community c... (more)

Kibana 4 for Log Analysis | @DevOpsSummit @Logzio #DevOps #ML #Elasticsearch

How to Use Kibana 4 for Log Analysis In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest. Speaker Bio Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which was later acquired by OANDA. He was also an early employee of server performance-monitoring company Akorri and storage resource-management startup Onaro, both of which were acquired by NetApp (NT... (more)

[slides] #Hadoop for Streaming Data | @CloudExpo @MapR #BigData #AI #IoT

Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze real-time and historical data together. In his session at Big Data Expo, Dale Kim, Director of Industry Solutions at MapR, covered the practice of capturing canonical data "as it lands" as a baseline for accommodating future analytics requirements. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Spe... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Flashback to January 2006: Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "OpenAjax Alliance" Announcement

Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

A Social Registry - Bridging Technology and Community for SOA

SOA is about people as much as technology. This talk will demonstrate how adding a layer of social (or "Web 2.0") features - things like tags, comments and syndication feeds - to your SOA infrastructure can provide fertile ground to help grow a vibrant and connected community of developers, businesspeople and technologists. We'll show you how a social registry/repository can enable both grass-roots development and CIO-pleasing governance, all with standard REST interfaces. And because we can directly connect SOA components and metadata with the human community creating them, the relationships of both the software and the people can be enriched. Sponsor SOA World Conference & Expo Submit Your Speaking Proposal Register Now and Save! Speaker Bio: Glen has over 20 years of industry experience, writing code, leading teams and building standards. He has been deeply involve... (more)

Comparing OpenStack to CloudStack By @Appcore | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Is Comparing OpenStack to CloudStack like Comparing Apples to Oranges? This past week the Appcore team got the opportunity to attend one of the industry's leading cloud events, Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA. We spent a lot of time interacting with attendees at the exhibit portion of the event. As a software company with a sole commitment to CloudStack, we heard a lot of questions around the debate between CloudStack and OpenStack. "Do you support OpenStack?" "Why do you only support CloudStack?" "Do you plan to integrate OpenStack into your multi-cloud solution?" Why All the OpenStack Hype? We can all agree that OpenStack has done a great job branding their product. That isn't hard to do with an annual operating budget of $4-5 mm and enterprises such as Red Hat, Dell, HP and Rackspace backing the project. As you can imagine, many enterprise CEOs believe OpenStack is t... (more)

IBM’s Big Commitment to Apache Spark | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Microservices

Last June IBM made a serious commitment to the future of Apache Spark with a series of initiatives: It will offer Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix (Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS). Bluemix delivers enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with your cloud applications without you needing to know how to install or configure them. It committed to include 3500 researchers to work on Spark-related projects. It will donate IBM SystemML (its machine learning language and libraries) to Apache Spark open source The question is why this move by IBM? First let us look at what is Apache Spark? Developed at UC Berkeley's AMPLab, Spark gives us a comprehensive, unified framework to manage big data processing requirements with a variety of data sets that are diverse in... (more)

Designing ColdFusion Applications for Deployment as EAR Files

Enterprise Application aRchive (EAR) files are a standard and portable manner for packaging applications to be deployed on J2EE application servers, such as Adobe JRun, BEA WebLogic, and IBM WebSphere. An EAR file is, in essence, just a big ZIP file with a special layout of the directory tree inside that contains a full application, see the following code. EAR files have a well-defined format and make Java bytecode truly portable. The same EAR file that we compile and build on our i386 Windows laptop can also run on a 64-CPU mainframe running commercial Unix. Directory Structure of an EAR file application.ear META-INF application.xml contextroot.war CFML source HTML sources CSS images WEB-INF web.xml ColdFusion runtime As you can see from this directory structure, an EAR file deployment for a ColdFusion application can include both the CFML source code that you writ... (more)

Dokuwiki - A Practical Open Source Knowledge Base Solution

(SYS-CON Media) - Whether you're a company of one or 100, managing knowledge is a core concern and implementing a knowledge base is a sensible way to capture your content. Dokuwiki is a practical open source Web application for creating a knowledge base that's easy for novice Webmasters to set up but flexible and full-featured. The Dokuwiki Web site (www.splitbrain.org/projects/dokuwiki) describes the Dokuwiki as "a simple to use wiki aimed at a small company's documentation needs. It works on plain text files and thus needs no database. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the data files remain readable outside the wiki." Dokuwiki runs on a variety of Web servers, including Apache and IIS and requires PHP 4.3.x or higher. If you do not have your own Web server, you can install Dokuwiki on a hosted Web site, as long the Web host includes PHP access. ... (more)