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Five Key Requirements for Enabling Agile Analytics By Yann Guernion In today's digital economy, companies are faced with a fast data challenge as well as a Big Data one. As a result they are under pressure to adapt their analytics processes and data flows at pace to move beyond traditional data warehouse silos. Big Data projects are either too big or too complex to handle the traditional way. That's why most projects by companies at the start of their Big Data initiative have no process at all. Waterfall approaches are notably inefficient as you probably won't have access to proper staging environment and only limited time and scale for qualification. Big Data and DevOps Big Data implicitly promotes DevOps because there is no ability to separate Operations from Development when you ultimately discover the relevance of your algorithms at the production stage. It is in... (more)

Microservices and APM | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

Microservices Hi all, Today’s newsletter focuses on….Tadaaa! Microservices! Microservices, SOA, and ruxit – A Cheat Sheet Why the heck are microservices the business of an APM tool you ask? Read this blog post to find out. Microservices Digest We are proud to present our new microservices digest. This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I suggest you bookmark it. Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our IT-hearts go boom! Blog post: SOA or M... (more)

How Not to Build a Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps #OpenStack

Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations: Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software development lifecycle, not just within silos. Wrong metrics (10% of failures): a successful cloud focuses on top line transformation by acce... (more)

Microservices Unplugged | @DevOpsSummit #IoT #DevOps #Microservices

Given my (well-known and enduring) interest in all aspects of services, I have followed Martin Fowler's writing on microservices. But I will admit I always found the original paper more confusing than insightful. And in my client work I have resisted the temptation to use a microservices pattern, for precisely the reason that it would more than likely confuse. So I was interested to see the book Building Microservices by Sam Newman published last month, particularly as Newman is part of the Thoughtworks stable, which presumably means it is authoritative. Right off the bat, Newman... (more)

Orchestrating Microservices | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Orchestrating Microservices: Who's Composing This Symphony, Anyway? by Les Worley Before becoming a developer, I was in the high school band. I played several brass instruments - including French horn and cornet - as well as keyboards in the jazz stage band. A musician and a nerd, what can I say? I even dabbled in writing music for the band. Okay, mostly I wrote arrangements of pop music, so the band could keep the crowd entertained during Friday night football games. What struck me then was that, to write parts for all the instruments - brass, woodwind, percussion, even keyboards ... (more)

SFBJ Names @ChetuInc to Top 100 Private Companies List | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #Cloud

The South Florida Business Journal honored Chetu Inc. with an inclusion on South Florida's Top 100 Private Companies List. Chetu ranked at number 80 amongst other private businesses who showed tremendous revenues for 2015, are native to South Florida and have verifiable revenue figures. Chetu showed $31.51 million in revenues for 2015. That figure is a 10% increase from the $29.05 million in revenue earned in 2014. "The Chetu family is elated to be recognized in the SFBJ's Top 100 Private Companies List," stated Atal Bansal, CEO of Chetu, Inc. "Our dedication to providing world-... (more)