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Calculator Cutting Cloud Costs with Spot Instances on AWS and Azure

Short-term spot instances can save users up to 90 percent compared to regular on-demand instances.  How do you know if they are right for you?

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Gilad David Maayan
3 3 Serverless Strategies to Look for in 2021

In this article, we examine the three serverless applications deployment and development approaches that are transforming the application development process and acting as a catalyst for fast adoption of the DevOps practice across the board.

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Satyam Chaturvedi
What is it What Exactly Is Serverless?

The word serverless—it’s everywhere. The word has been Googled an average of 100 times daily in 2020. Is serverless just a buzzword? A facade? Or a world where we won’t need servers anymore?

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Linda Ikechukwu
Cloud Security Operationalizing Cloud Security with Policy-as-Code

Josh Stella explores why PaC is critical to validate that large, complex cloud infrastructure environments adhere to industry compliance standard and internal policies.

 

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Josh Stella
Linux logo Choosing a Linux Distribution for Docker Containers

In the Linux operating system, each Docker container does not use a complete operating system kernel; multiple Docker containers can share the same one. Which Linux distribution should you use as the host? Let’s look at the factors that govern the choice of a host OS, as well as the Linux to run within a Docker container.

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Deepak Vohra
Close-up of database servers Breaking Down Apache’s Hadoop Distributed File System

Apache Hadoop is a framework for big data. One of its main components is HDFS, Hadoop Distributed File System, which stores that data. You might expect that a storage framework that holds large quantities of data requires state-of-the-art infrastructure for a file system that does not fail, but quite the contrary is true.

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Deepak Vohra
Shelves storing many books and files Comparing Apache Hadoop Data Storage Formats

Apache Hadoop can store data in several supported file formats. To decide which one you should use, analyze their properties and the type of data you want to store. Let's look at query time, data serialization, whether the file format is splittable, and whether it supports compression, then review some common use cases.

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Deepak Vohra
Columns of the Parthenon Benefits of Using Columnar Storage in Relational Database Management Systems

Relational database management systems (RDBMS) store data in rows and columns. Most relational databases store data row-wise by default, but a few RDBMS provide the option to store data column-wise, which is a useful feature. Let’s look at the benefits of being able to use columnar storage for data and when you'd want to.

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Deepak Vohra