Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon

Source:- venturebeat.com With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends related to cloud computing, big data, and even basic computer chips, which are getting a makeover thanks to the new demands placed on them by the deluge of data and

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Habitat application portability and understanding dynamic linking of ELF binaries

Source – blog.chef.io I do not come from a classical computer science background and have spent the vast majority of my career working with Java, C# and Ruby – mostly on Windows. So I have managed to evade the details of exactly how native binaries find their dependencies at compile time and runtime on Linux. It just has not been a concern in the work that I do. If my app complains about missing low level dependencies, I find a binary

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7 Reasons Why Containers are a Natural Fit for DevOps Teams

Source – eweek.com Containers Boost Data and Application Security One of the key benefits of containers is their ability to isolate application code and even whole infrastructure stacks at will. Using containers, ops teams can set up namespaces to keep test and production environments separate, even if they share the same kernel. Containers also ensure that only designated users have access to their contents, providing ops teams with complete control of their architecture. As 2017 takes shape, containers’ popularity continues to

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Why 2017 looks like a year of change for software development jobs

Source:- searchcloudapplications.techtarget Software development jobs are in a state of flux. Mobile computing is compressing Agile’s already weekslong-shortened development cycles into mere days. DevOps entwined app development with operations. No-code/low-code tools yanked app building from the ranks of professional programmers, empowering so-called citizen developers. What does 2017 hold in store for application developers? We asked John Carione, who previously worked at EMC, RSA and Adobe, and is currently a product and corporate marketing leader at no-code/low-code vendor QuickBase Inc., based

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Popularity of application containers begins to shadow DevOps, PaaS

Source:- searchsoa.techtarget.com Application container adoption is on the rise, both in terms of market growth and developer interest. According to a report from 451 Research, the application container market will grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. “Despite making up a relatively small portion of the overall cloud-enabling technologies market, application containers will see the fastest growth compared to other segments, with an estimated CAGR of 40% through 2020,” the report said. When asked about the

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Report: Agile and DevOps provide more benefits together than alone

Source:- sdtimes.com DevOps and agile are two of the most popular ways businesses try to stay ahead of the market, but put them together and they provide even more benefits. A new report, Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps, from a reputed comapny revealed businesses experienced greater customer satisfaction and brand loyalty when integrating agile with DevOops. “What’s particularly interesting in this research is what it’s revealed about the compounded effect of using both agile and DevOps

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Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without The Strain

Source:- lightreading.com The rapid move to the cloud is understandable since it is so alluring: It is elastic, costs less to operate and manage and is scalable — enhancing business agility. The latest Cisco Global Cloud Index states that by 2020, 92% of workloads will be processed in public and private cloud data centers and just 8% in physical data centers. But in engineering, there is no such thing as getting something for nothing. With cloud migration, the benefits of

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A Word for ”Average Developers”

Source – Dzone.com   I recently got a comment that included this: …this “making code faster” series is pretty useless for the average developer working on the usual application. And I couldn’t disagree more. Now, to be fair, the kind of challenges that we have to deal with while building high-performance database engines are quite different than the kind of challenges that a typical enterprise developer has to deal with. That isn’t quite true; we have the studio, which behaves

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So what’s the real state of database DevOps?

Source – 126kr.com DevOps survey among 1,000 software professionals. The survey included developers, database administrators, and those at management level, and over half of the companies involved employed more than 500 people. I took a quick glance at the results ina recent blog post and talked about some surprising findings: Within two years, 80% of companies will have adopted DevOps The biggest driver for including the database in DevOps is to increase the speed of delivery of database changes The key obstacles to implementing

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Larger organisations more likely to push ahead with DevOps initiatives, research argues

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Almost half of respondents in a new study from Redgate Software say they have adopted a DevOps approach to their projects – with a further third planning to join them within the next two years. The study, the firm’s latest State of Database DevOps survey, polled 1,000 companies globally with more than half employing at least 500 people. While 47% polled overall said they are already on the road with DevOps initiatives, this number rises to 59% among

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