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Deploying Drill on MapR in the Azure Cloud

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Earlier this year, I published a series of posts on the deployment of Apache Drill to Azure. While the steps covered in those posts work, I’d like to speed up the process significantly.  With the MapR Converged Data Platform available in the Azure Marketplace, I can have a Drill-enabled MapR cluster up and running much faster and with much less ...

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An Introduction to the Personal Cloud

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Want to learn about the best practices in implementing DevOps toward your digital transformation? Download the free eBook Why DevOps is an Essential Part of Digital Transformation! Think of an austere, windowless room filled with massive metallic machines. All are hooked together with multi-colored wires and covered in lights that blink at random. What metaphor would you use to describe ...

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How to put the JBoss HR Employee Rewards project into the Cloud

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We have been discussing why application developers can’t ignore their stack anymore in the  App Dev Cloud Stack series. We talked about the various layers from the bottom up, but have yet to provide you with any application development tooling beyond the Red Hat  Container Development Kit (CDK). All you have so far is an easy to install project called the ...

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How To Add Cloud Persistent Storage to JBoss Cool Store

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We have been discussing why application developers can’t ignore their stack anymore in the  App Dev Cloud Stack series. Last month we brought a full retail example with the JBoss Cool Store running on the OpenShift Enterprise layer of your stack, provided by our Red Hat CDK installation. You can  leverage a retail example based on JBoss BRMS through the business central ...

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Ultimate Cloud Guide to Retail in the Cloud with JBoss Cool Store

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We have been discussing why application developers can’t ignore their stack anymore in the App Dev Cloud Stack series. We talked about the various layers from the bottom up, but have yet to provide you with any application development tooling beyond the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK). All you have so far is an easy to install project called the Container Development Kit ...

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Cloud Application Design Considerations

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When designing applications for the cloud, irrespective of the chosen platform, I have often found it useful to consider four specific topics during my initial discussions; scalability, availability, manageability and feasibility. It is important to remember that the items presented under each topic within this article are not an exhaustive list and are aimed only at presenting a starting point ...

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Heroku PostgreSQL vs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

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PostgreSQL is becoming the relational database of choice for web development for a whole host of good reasons. That means that development teams have to make a decision on whether to host their own or use a database as a service provider. The two biggest players in the world of PostgreSQL are Heroku PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Today ...

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Learning Spring-Cloud – Infrastructure and Configuration

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I got a chance to play with Spring-Cloud to create a sample set of cloud ready microservices and I am very impressed by how Spring-Cloud enables different infrastructure components and services to work together nicely. I am used to creating microservices based on Netflix OSS based stack and typically in a Netflix stack Eureka is considered the hub using which ...

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How To Develop Software Using Only SaaS

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The world is fast moving to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and we developers are busy learning how to build SaaS applications. We can now finally do that using nothing but SaaS applications ourselves. The Developer’s Toolbox As developers, we don’t ask for much.     An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) lets us do our main task: writing code. A Source Code Management ...

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The Cloud Winners and Losers?

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The cloud is revolutionising IT. However there are two sides to every story: the winners and the losers. Who are they going to be and why? If you can’t wait here are the losers: HP, Oracle, Dell, SAP, RedHat, Infosys, VMWare, EMC, Cisco, etc. Survivors: IBM, Accenture, Intel, Apple, etc. Winners: Amazon, Salesforce, Google, CSC, Workday, Canonical, Metaswitch, Microsoft, ARM, ...

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