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Apache Hadoop YARN: A Brief History and Rationale
By Arun C. Murthy, Doug Eadline, Jeff Markham, Joseph Niemiec, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
Mar 24, 2014
This chapter provides a historical account of why and how Apache Hadoop YARN came about.
Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Data Ingress and Storage Access
By Buck Woody
Oct 24, 2012
Buck Woody, Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft, describes how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in.
Cloud Computing: Orchestrating and Automating Technical Building Blocks
By Venkata Josyula, Malcolm Orr, Greg Page
Nov 28, 2011
This chapter provides a detailed overview of how an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service is orchestrated and automated.
Creating a DNS Service on the Cloud
By Alex Amies, Pan Xia Zou
Jan 28, 2013
IBM Senior Software Engineer Alexander Amies and IBM Software Engineer Pan Xia Zou discuss how to configure and use a DNS server for management of virtual machines on the cloud. This is described in the context of a cloud-based virtual local area network and scripting to automate network configuration of virtual machines. One of the architects of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform, Alex is a co-author of Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud.
Data Just Right Video Tutorials: How to Use Hadoop, Hive, Shark, R, Apache Pig, Mahout, and Google BigQuery
By Michael Manoochehri
Feb 26, 2014
Michael Manoochehri provides viewers with an introduction to implementing practical solutions for common data problems. This excerpt from Data Just Right LiveLessonscontains three sample videos: 1. Loading Data into Hive, 2. Writing a Multistep MapReduce Job Using the mrjob Python Library, and 3. Using the Pandas Library for Analyzing Time Series Data.
Designing Networks and Services in the Cloud
By Muhammad Abid, Sudhir Modali, Huseni Saboowala
Jul 12, 2013
This chapter explores the role of the network in enabling the success of business-grade cloud services - moving to the cloud and encouraging the adoption of cloud services by enterprises as well as monetizing those network investments.
Designing Software in a Distributed World
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan
Oct 1, 2014
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 is an overview of what is involved in designing services that use distributed computing techniques. These are the techniques all large web sites use to achieve their size, scale, speed, and reliability.
Infrastructure as a Service Cloud Concepts
By Alex Amies, Guo Ning Liu, Harm Sluiman, Qiang Guo Tong
Aug 1, 2012
This chapter discusses Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) concepts with the goal of giving cloud application developers background knowledge and helping them explore why they might want to use cloud computing.
Multilingual Natural Language Processing Applications: Finding the Structure of Words
By Daniel Bikel, Imed Zitouni
Sep 20, 2012
Learn how to identify words of distinct types in human languages, and how the internal structure of words can be modeled in connection with the grammatical properties and lexical concepts the words should represent.
Reliability, Resiliency and Recovery Design Patterns in Cloud Computing
By Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour
Jun 23, 2015
Contingency planning efforts for continuity of operations and disaster recovery are concerned with designing and implementing cloud architectures that provide runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery when interruptions are encountered, regardless of origin. The patterns in this chapter from Cloud Computing Design Patterns address different aspects of these requirements.
Secure Communications on the Cloud with a SOCKS Proxy
By Alex Amies, Qiang Guo Tong
Feb 21, 2013
IBM Senior Software Engineer Alexander Amies and Advisory Software Engineer Qiang Guo Tong, co-authors on Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud, discuss how to use the SOCKet Secure (SOCKS) protocol, working through the cloud to access resources on your local virtual machines and VLANs, even if they're protected by firewall.
The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Operations in a Distributed World
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. Hogan
Sep 22, 2014
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 starts with some operations management background, then discusses the operations service life cycle, and ends with a discussion of typical operations work strategies.
What You Need to Succeed in Cloud Environments
By Alex Amies
Sep 20, 2012
Alexander Amies discusses the items you need to run applications and services successfully on the cloud. One of the architects of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform, Alex is the primary author of Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud.
What You Really Need to Know About Dropbox
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Sep 23, 2014
Dropbox offers free cloud-based storage for personal use, with highly affordable options for commercial use. But sharing files via Dropbox comes with some interesting gotchas, especially when large volumes of data are involved or when files are shared by many users. Learn how to handle these gotchas with dispatch and aplomb, and avoid potential loss of access to important files or content.
Workload Migration for the Cloud
By Alex Amies, Nathaniel Gibbs
Dec 19, 2012
IBM Senior Software Engineer Alexander Amies and IBM Technical Solution Architect Nathan Gibbs discuss various aspects of workload migration and share some case studies that reveal techniques for such migrations. One of the architects of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform, Alex is a co-author of Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud.