GKE tutorial: Get started with Google Kubernetes Engine

Kubernetes will save us all. If only we could work out how to install and maintain it. For the uninitiated, Kubernetes (also known as K8s to your local neighborhood hipster developer) is an open-source platform for running and orchestrating container-based applications and services. These are most often deployed in Docker containers, but other container runtimes—such… Continue reading GKE tutorial: Get started with Google Kubernetes Engine

The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

Devops needs cloud, and the cloud needs devops. Having one wthout the other means you don’t get the full potential of either. Why? Well the ability to build applications at the “speed of need” that devops provides, if done properly, won’t have the value unless you have an agile platform like the cloud to deploy… Continue reading The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

How Kubernetes conquers stateful cloud-native applications

Niraj Tolia is co-founder and CEO of Kasten. The widespread misconception that Kubernetes was not ready for stateful applications such as MySQL and MongoDB has had a surprisingly long half-life. This misconception has been driven by a combination of the initial focus on stateless applications within the community and the relatively late addition of support… Continue reading How Kubernetes conquers stateful cloud-native applications

Introducing BigQuery ML for building predictive models with SQL

One key to efficient data analysis of big data is to do the computations where the data lives. In some cases, that means running R, Python, Java, or Scala programs in a database such as SQL Server or in a big data environment such as Spark. But that takes some fairly technical programming and data… Continue reading Introducing BigQuery ML for building predictive models with SQL

IBM launches resources for cloud-native Node.js apps

IBM’s new CloudNativeJS project seeks to help developers build and deploy cloud-native Node.js applications via Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration. The open source effort is intended to provide tools, best practices, and assets to make it easier to build enterprise-grade applications in the cloud. [ Getting to know Node? Don’t miss: Node.js tutorial: Get started… Continue reading IBM launches resources for cloud-native Node.js apps

How to use Azure Blob storage in ASP.Net Core

It’s easy to take advantage of Microsoft Azure cloud resources in ASP.Net Core, Microsoft’s cross-platform, lean, and modular framework for building high-performance web applications. You can use an Azure storage account to store or retrieve data, for example. Such data might include files, blobs, queues, or tables. In this article we’ll look at how we… Continue reading How to use Azure Blob storage in ASP.Net Core

IDG Contributor Network: The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them

I recently met with the technology team of a large enterprise to discuss its strategy; a major focus was the use of public cloud storage. The internal business desire was strong; they saw it as providing flexibility, agility, and the chance to spread risk and free themselves from lockin to any one service provider. But… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The challenges of public cloud storage and how to overcome them

IDG Contributor Network: Big data: enabling new approaches to IT infrastructure security

Consider modern enterprise IT infrastructure. Increasingly, it is a complex combination of on premise computing and storage and off premise, cloud-based resources. Tying all of this together is a web of data connections. Applications can run either in the cloud or locally, and all of this is subject to penetration by bad actors. Combine this… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Big data: enabling new approaches to IT infrastructure security