Using Open Source to Scale Enterprise DevOps
By Patrick Bishop
I’m a huge fan of open source DevOps tools. I’m also a huge fan of
scaling open source tools for the enterprise. But having talked with my fair
share of companies over the years, one important thing I’ve learned is that
you can’t scale your release process using open source tools alone. They
simply require too much scripting and maintenance when used that way.
Scripting may be fine for smaller organizations, but it’s not ok in an
enterprise environment that includes many independent teams and tons of
applications. You’ll end up with an unmanageable spaghetti factory. And who
maintains those scripts? Your developers, some of the most talented and
expensive folks in your organization. This is bad for the company, of course,
but also for developers, who are much happier building code than doing
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Building a Kubernetes Cluster with Ansible
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing
containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT
automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a
principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional
Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also
included will be a brief demonstration of building a Kubernetes cluster and
then running on it a Galera MySQL cluster.
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Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HPE as a member of the Advanced
Technology Group. He is the author or two books: Developing Web Applications
with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl (Wiley), and E... (more)
Apache Hadoop Is Retro: Unlocking Business Value
Apache Hadoop is a key technology for gaining business insights from your Big
Data, but the penetration into enterprises is shockingly low. In fact, Apache
Hadoop and Big Data proponents recognize that this technology has not yet
achieved its game-changing business potential.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, John Mertic, director of program
management for ODPi at The Linux Foundation, will explain why this is, how we
can work together as an open data community to increase adoption, and the
importance of open source-based Big Data standardization to help unlock more
business value for Apache Hadoop initiatives.
John Mertic is Director of Program Management for ODPi and Open Mainframe
Project at The Linux Foundation. Previously, he was director of business
development software alliances at Bitnami. He come... (more)
Making Apache Hadoop Less Retro: Bringing Standards to Big Data
Ten short years ago, Apache Hadoop was just a small project deployed on a few
machines at Yahoo and within a few years, it had truly become the backbone of
Yahoo's data infrastructure. Additionally, the current Apache Hadoop market
is forecasted to surpass $16 billion by 2020.
This might lead you to believe that Apache Hadoop is currently the backbone
of data infrastructures for all enterprises; however, widespread enterprise
adoption has been shockingly low.
While the platform is a key technology for gaining business insights from
organizational Big Data, its penetration into enterprises has not lived up to
Hadoop's game-changing business potential. In fact, according to Gartner,
"Despite considerable hype and reported successes for early adopters, 54
percent of survey respondents report no plans to inv... (more)
Cross-Protocol M2M IoT Communications
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards.
HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race
at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular
basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the
communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them
all? Of course not.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu,
will walk you through how Octoblu solved this problem by building an open
source, cross-protocol IoT M2M instant messaging platform utilized by
thousands of users and companies to allow disparate devices to communicate
seamlessly with each other and other platforms.
Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary
real-time IoT pl... (more)
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.
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)
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version
1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of
Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the
software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to
the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS
make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new
ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to making Riak TS available as
open source software, version 1.3 expands support for SQL commands, enhances
API support and provides support for shell commands. Riak TS Enterprise 1.3
also includes Multi-cluster Replication.
Basho believes strongly in supporting the global distributed systems
developer community, which spends their valuable time maintaining open source
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at
the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3,
2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
StarNet Communications' FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X
Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and
data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center.
Now your company's field offices and customers can access data and graphics
applications from any web-enabled device anywhere in the world, even iPads
StarNet will also demonstrate how its FastX API can be seamlessly integrated
into existing and new Cloud applications.
For more information, visit http://www.starnet.com.
@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Inte... (more)
Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it is the most popular among the
new wave of databases running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every
data interaction between your users or operational systems.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Advocate, Redis
Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use
cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
Dave Nielsen works for Redis Labs organizing hackathons, workshops and other
events to help developers learn when and how to use Redis. Prior to Redis
Labs, hee was the co-founder and lead organizer of CloudCamp, a community of
Cloud Computing enthusiasts in over 100 cities around the world. Hee
graduated from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and has worked in developer
relations for 12 years at comp... (more)
What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8,
but here's a review.
At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful
work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects.
There are numerous examples of open source software making big splashes in
the commercial space - Linux, Firefox, Apache - and inner source takes many
of the lessons learned from these massively successful projects and shows you
how you can apply some of those same ideologies and practices to your
In the article "Getting Started with Inner Source," Andy Oram, an editor for
O'Reilly Media, recently outlined some of inner source's main benefits:
Code reuse: Since open source is fundamentally about openness and knowledge
sharing, users in the organization will have a wider understanding of knowing
where to look for c... (more)
Docker Meets Kubernetes - Intro into the Kubernetes World
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes - Intro into the
Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud
Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here!
This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces
participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination
of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs,
participants learn the key concepts and practices for setting up and
maintaining container-based applications using Google Container Engine.
8 am - 9 am:
It will start with an overview of Kubernetes. You will understand the basic
components and you will provision a complete Kubernetes cluster.
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: