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Hand pointing at data on a screen Should You Use XML or Protocol Buffers to Store and Exchange Data?

XML is a flexible text format used for a wide variety of applications, including data serialization and exchange of data. More recently, protocol buffers were also introduced for data exchange and data serialization. Even though their purpose is the same, these are very different technologies. Which is better for you?

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Deepak Vohra
Building with clouds reflected in the windows Choosing a Cloud Storage Service

When choosing storage through a managed cloud service, you should consider several factors: What type of storage is needed? What is the type of application or service? What is the scale of data? What kind of accessibility, availability, and durability do you require? All these aspects should influence your decision.

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Sunlight breaking through clouds Features of Serverless Cloud Platforms

With the advent of serverless computing, several serverless platforms have become available, precluding the requirement to provision and expose the infrastructure needed on a server-based compute environment. Let’s examine some of the features to expect in a serverless platform so you can know what to prioritize.

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Clear lightbulbs showing clouds behind them Choosing a Cloud Computing Platform

With so many options for cloud computing platforms, it can be tough to narrow them down. Focus on the most important features for your work: Do you want a server-based platform or serverless? What support do you need for your OS and software? What other services do you want integrated? These are the questions to ask.

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Aerial shot of a container lot Using More Advanced Kubernetes Controllers

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. While running basic Kubernetes objects like pods and services is essential to all Kubernetes applications, what controller to use should be based on several factors. Let’s explore some advanced controller options for additional features.

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Stacked black and white blocks Using Basic Kubernetes Objects

Kubernetes is an object-oriented framework for orchestration of Docker containers. The Kubernetes API supports several different types of objects and provides schemas for all the objects it supports. While there are many options for different features, let’s look at some of the main Kubernetes objects and their uses.

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Shipping storage containers Choosing Volumes for Kubernetes Storage

For data storage with Kubernetes, pod-based storage is not persistent, so external storage is necessary. A volume is a directory that is accessible to all containers in the pod, and it exists as long as the pod exists. Several types of volumes are supported, so let's explore some of these Kubernetes storage options.

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A ship with organized containers on deck Choosing a Container Orchestration Platform with Docker

Docker is the de facto container platform, supporting the microservices architecture for deploying loosely coupled applications. However, Docker supports several container orchestration platforms—which should you choose? Let’s look at some of the main platforms: Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, OpenShift, Mesos, and CFCR.

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