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Light a Fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons. The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications. It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for...
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Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel, discusses integrity protection schemes and system update mechanisms at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Patrick Ohly, a software engineer at Intel...
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The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Until recently, the word data didn’t require a modifier. But we passed a watershed moment when we started referring to big data. Apparently, that wasn’t a sufficient description for some chunks of data, because people grasped for bolder terms, such as humongous data. Sadly, now, it appears that we...
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Supply Chain Case Study: Canonical and Ubuntu

I love talking about supply chain management in an open source software context, especially as it applies to managing collaborative processes between upstream projects and their downstream products. In the article linked above, I called out a couple of examples of supply chain management: an...
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How Kubernetes Is Making Contributing Easy

As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more...
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Announcing Linkerd 1.0

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Linkerd version 1.0. A little more than one year from our initial launch, Linkerd is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and has a thriving community of contributors and users. Adopters range from startups like Monzo, which is disrupting the UK banking...
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How to Run NGINX as a Docker Container

Using Docker containers makes for an incredibly easy way to roll out apps and services onto your network. With this, you can extend the offerings of your business or quickly test a new server or service. With these apps as containers, it becomes possible to cut down on sysadmin overhead, thanks to...
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Tales of a Chef Workflow: Cookbook Organization and Maintenance

In this post I want to cover a few small tips and lessons learned from working with Chef for about 5 years now. The last 3 years at DNSimple have helped further shape my personal opinions on organization of Chef cookbooks workflows. What follows is how we do things at DNSimple and not the one and...
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This upcoming free webinar -- from Capital One and The Linux Foundation -- will provide the necessary information to get your open source project underway with proven best practices.

Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project

Starting a collaborative open source software project involves more than a great idea and the code to get it going. Much of the work involves deciding how you want your community of developers to build and evolve the code. But there’s no need to be intimidated by the process. This upcoming free...
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We provide a look at some highlights of the Apache IoT track at ApacheCon North America, to be held in Miami from May 16-18.

Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who...
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