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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
Apache logo Comparing Apache Sqoop, Flume, and Kafka

Apache Sqoop, Flume, and Kafka are tools used in data science. All three are open source, distributed platforms designed to move data and operate on unstructured data. Each also supports big data in the scale of petabytes and exabytes, and all are written in Java. But there are some differences between these platforms.

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Deepak Vohra
Developer typing programming language Comparing XML and JSON: What’s the Difference?

XML (Extensible Markup Language) and JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) are the two most common formats for data interchange. Although either can be used to receive data from a web server, there are differences that set them apart. Here are the abilities and support for each option so you can choose what works for you.

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Deepak Vohra