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Online Migrations at Scale

Engineering teams face a common challenge when building software: they eventually need to redesign the data models they use to support clean abstractions and more complex features. In production environments, this might mean migrating millions of active objects and refactoring thousands of lines of...
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An Introduction to Linux Filesystems

This article is intended to be a very high-level discussion of Linux filesystem concepts. It is not intended to be a low-level description of how a particular filesystem type, such as EXT4, works, nor is it intended to be a tutorial of filesystem commands. Every general-purpose computer needs to...
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Sweden's Blockchain Land Registry to Begin Testing in March

A public-private effort in Sweden to record land titles on a blockchain is set to begin public testing this March. Spearheaded by the Swedish National Land Survey and blockchain startup ChromaWay, the project was revealed in June to have support from consulting firm Kairos Future and telephone...
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Network Topology Guide for the Internet of Things

A network topology is how computers, printers and other devices are connected, and describes the layout of wires, devices and routing paths on a network. When referring to topology through the lens of IoT, it is how sensors, actuators and gateways communicate with one another. There are a number of...
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Vint Cerf Warns Humanity: Can Our Data Survive Longer Than A Century?

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) co-author Vint Cerf is hailed as “the father of the internet,” but now he’s worried about an even larger communications protocol, on a scale of thousands of years. How will our civilization communicate with people in the future? When it comes to generations yet...
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Giovanni Bechis, explains how ELK can be used to aggregate any kind of data in a productive way, in this preview of his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe.

Managing Log Files and More With Elastic Stack

Managing log files is becoming increasingly harder with growing amounts of data and differing file formats. Giovanni Bechis, in his upcoming talk at LinuxCon Europe, describes a solution using the ELK stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), which he says let's you easily collect, parse, and manage...
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Cars Will Make Up 98% of Mobile-to-Mobile Traffic by 2021

Internet radio and information services will generate approximately 6,000 petabytes of data a year. In just five years, ever more sophisticated in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that stream music and offer real-time navigation will generate up to 98% of mobile-to-mobile (M2M) data traffic,...
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Datera’s Elastic Data Fabric Integrates With Kubernetes

Today Datera announced a new integration with Google’s Kubernetes system. Datera states that its intent-defined universal data fabric complements the Kubernetes operational model well. An integration of the two enables automatic provisioning and deployment of stateful applications at scale....
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Smallest Hard Disk to Date Writes Information Atom by Atom

Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible. A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University managed to bring this reduction...
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9 Emerging Storage Technologies To Watch

Storage researchers are looking to innovations like 3D NAND, erasure coding, and utilizing DNA to provide greater data density, faster performance, and low cost.  According to IDC estimates, the amount of data stored in the world's computer systems is doubling every two years, and is likely to...
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