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Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:05:55 PM

Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.

Spark's Design Goals

Spark was created to meet two needs: to provide a unified engine for big data processing, and a concise high-level API for working with big data.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Lorenzo Paglia

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:00:51 PM
Title: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Lorenzo Paglia27 JunLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:30:28 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More24 JunLearn more

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:15:44 PM
Title: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 324 JunLearn more

Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:00:52 PM
Title: Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups24 JunLearn more

Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 06:14:29 PM
Title: Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js23 JunLearn more

Top 10 Best Open-Spec Hacker SBCs

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 02:25:15 PM

Two years ago, the Raspberry Pi seemed as if it might be eclipsed by a growing number of open-spec single board computer projects with faster processors, Android support, and more extensive features. But then the Raspberry Pi reestablished its lead in two major great leaps forward.

New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 01:00:17 PM

It wasn't that long ago that the idea of managing petabytes of data, and monitoring giant busy computing clusters running thousands of services was something for the future and not the now. As it turned out, that was a mighty short future, and it's all happening now. These talks from MesosCon North America show how two different companies are solving configuration and data management issues with Apache Mesos and other tools. 

Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:12:15 PM

To create sustained high performance, organizations must invest as much in their people and processes as they do in their technology, according to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report.

The 50+ page report, written by Alanna Brown, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Nigel Kersten, and Gene Kim, aimed to better understand how the technical practices and cultural norms associated with DevOps affect IT and organizational performance as well as ROI.

ClusterHQ’s Mohit Bhatnagar Talks Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:00:12 PM

Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:30:06 PM

A recurring theme in our MesosCon North America 2016 series is solving difficult resource provisioning problems. The days of investing days or even weeks in spec’ing, acquiring, and setting up hardware and software to meet increased workloads are long gone. Now we see vast provisioning adjustments taking place in seconds.

What is DevOps? Patrick Debois Explains

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:00:45 PM
Title: What is DevOps? Patrick Debois Explains21 JunLearn more

Removing Operational Friction Will Free Big Data To Do Big Things, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 01:00:47 PM

Good code is cheap; it’s operational knowledge that’s holding back big data from solving the great problems of our time.

Solving those operational difficulties with a modular, easy-to-use system was the solution Mark Shuttleworth laid out in his keynote entitled “More Fun, Less Friction” at Apache Big Data in Vancouver in May.

“If we take the friction out, we can unleash all sorts of creativity,” Shuttleworth said.  

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation [Video]

Monday 20th of June 2016 01:30:31 PM

Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center.

This Week in Linux News: OSS Opportunity For New Grads, Why Cloud Foundry is Gaining Traction, & More

Friday 17th of June 2016 03:00:04 PM
Title: This Week in Linux News: OSS Opportunity For New Grads, Why Cloud Foundry is Gaining Traction, & More17 JunLearn more

Looking for a New DevOps Gig? Take the Fast Track with These Training Opportunities

Friday 17th of June 2016 01:49:21 PM

Open source knowledge is very valuable in today’s job market. The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation clearly showed that hiring managers are placing much value on open source cloud, networking, and security skills. It also showed that DevOps is emerging as a red hot job category.

Lock Up Your Untrusted Applications in Firejail

Friday 17th of June 2016 01:00:54 PM
Title: Lock Up Your Untrusted Applications in Firejail17 JunLearn more

How to Control a CNC Machine from your Linux Desktop

Friday 17th of June 2016 12:38:32 PM
Title: How to Control a CNC Machine from your Linux Desktop17 JunLearn more

Microsoft Azure Brings CoreOS Linux to China

Thursday 16th of June 2016 10:01:20 PM

CoreOS Linux, an open source Linux operating system, is now available in China. Microsoft Azure operator 21Vianet has become the first officially supported cloud provider to offer CoreOS Linux in China. Until now, many Chinese organizations have deployed CoreOS Linux internally, on their own.

How Verizon Labs Built a 600 Node Bare Metal Mesos Cluster in Two Weeks

Thursday 16th of June 2016 01:30:49 PM

Verizon Labs is building some impressive projects around Apache Mesos and relies on a lot of open source software for functionality: operating systems, networking, provisioning, monitoring, and administration. Open source software is popular at Verizon Labs because it gives them the flexibility and the functionality to do what they want to do, without fighting vendor restrictions.

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Canonical Releases New Kernel Update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We reported the other day that Canonical released a major kernel update for its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, and it appears that it also affected users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution. Read more

This programmable, open source outlet can do things that off-the-shelf smart plugs can't

Excited by the idea of an open-source, Arduino-based outlet, capable of remotely controlling your various household devices? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Portlet: a versatile portmanteau of “portable” and “outlet,” which — despite only consisting of 4 buttons and a simple 2×15 character LCD screen — can be programmed to do everything from switching your lights on at a certain time to keeping your coffee heated at the perfect temperature. Read more