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Instana Launches Mobile End User Monitoring Beta Program

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Chicago, IL – February 5, 2020 – Instana, the leader in automated application performance management solutions for microservice applications, today announced a new Beta program for End User Monitoring of Mobile Applications. Users can submit requests to become Beta testers at https://instana.com/mobilebeta. The new mobile EUM capabilities center on problem identification and resolution. “Mobile App […]

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Deborah Schalm

Tight Demand Sets Some Tech Salaries Soaring

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Technology industry workers are enjoying historic low unemployment rates, and those workers with the right skills are commanding high salaries. According to the Dice 2020 Tech Salary Report, the annual average pay in the technology industry reached $94,000 in 2019, up 1.3% from 2018. And those workers in the right specialties, and in the right […]

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George V. Hulme

DevSecOps: A Renewed Commitment to Secure Delivery, Part 1

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Security has never been as high a priority than it is today, as companies fear they’ll be the next headline, the next victim of a data breach. Executives also worry about applications meeting the high standards of compliance–either with global regulations such as GDPR, state-oriented privacy laws or the many specific ones covering finance, health […]

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Andrea C. Crawford

Why Your Successful Cloud Journey Starts with Building the Right Security Team

2 weeks 1 day ago

Prisma, from Palo Alto Networks, sponsored this post, in advance of Prisma’s Cloud Native Security Live, 2020 Virtual Summit Feb. 11, 2020. As I travel the globe talking with security professionals and C-suite executives, I get asked a lot of questions. How do I make my cloud more secure? What do you think of technology […]

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Dr. Torq: Data Processing at the Edge with Linux awk

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Last June, data scientist and visualization expert Nick Strayer learned a valuable lesson in large scale data processing: Sometimes even the latest “Big Data”-oriented software doesn’t as well as what we already have in the Unix toolbox. Looking to parse 25TB of genetic data, he tried using tools such as Parquet and Spark, but in […]

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Report Finds Faster DevOps Adoption in Retail

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Conventional wisdom holds that when it comes to any IT advancement, technology companies lead the way followed by the financial service sector. However, Puppet has made available an industry scorecard based on the company’s 8th annual “State of DevOps” survey that suggests that when it comes to DevOps adoption, it’s the retail sector that is […]

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Mike Vizard

Survey Finds Much Room for APM Improvement

2 weeks 1 day ago

A survey of 317 application owners, developers and support team professionals in the U.S. and Canada published by SolarWinds finds that while reliance on application performance management (APM) tools is widespread, most IT teams are still relying on these tools to react to events rather than to proactively improve application experience and performance. The survey […]

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Mike Vizard

Fuzzit: Building Fuzzing into Continuous Integration Workflows

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Far from new, fuzzing is experiencing a resurgence amid the complexity of delivering software faster — especially in the cloud. One of the newest entrants to the market is Tel Aviv-based Fuzzit, yet another security startup from founders who gained experience with the Israeli Defense Forces. Fuzzing involves feeding pseudo-random inputs into a program to […]

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What Is (Real) Artificial Intelligence?

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In 50 words or less, tell us the difference between quantum computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). Can’t do it? You’re not alone. According to Gartner, AI has grown by 270% in enterprises over the past four years. Despite this growth, there is still considerable confusion about what AI actually is, particularly in relation […]

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InfluxData announces availability of the leading time series platform on Google Cloud

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The strategic partnership empowers Google Cloud customers with InfluxDB Cloud for powerful analysis of high volumes of time-sensitive data SAN FRANCISCO — February 4, 2020 — InfluxData, creator of the time series database InfluxDB, today announced the availability of InfluxDB Cloud on Google Cloud. The strategic collaboration, originally announced in April 2019, is part of […]

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Deborah Schalm

Report: What’s New in ECMAScript and JavaScript for 2020

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Since 2015, ECMAScript — the formal specification of the JavaScript language — has been getting annual updates that come out every June. These updates include all proposals that have reached stage 4: finished proposals that have been signed off by all the ECMAScript editors, shipped in at least two compatible implementations and passed acceptance testing. […]

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Demystifying DevOps: Essential Building Blocks of a DevOps Approach

2 weeks 2 days ago

If your organization leverages technology as a differentiator, a DevOps approach to application and service delivery is inevitable. The benefits are just too great. Whether it is the ability to innovate, decrease time to market, or improve code quality and employee satisfaction, if your competitors adopt it, so must you. But what does it take […]

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Why New Relic Supports W3C’s Distributed Tracing Protocol

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New Relic sponsored this post. Distributed tracing is an essential tool for developers working with highly distributed microservices applications, allowing them to track event interactions that traverse multiple microservices. But not all tracing tools have followed the same standards for passing contextual information, via HTTP headers, as traces move from service to service. This lack […]

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HPE Buys into Cloud Native Service Authentication with Scytale Acquisition

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In a move to capture an important piece of the emerging cloud native computing market, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired service authentication technology provider Scytale, the two companies announced Monday. Scytale’s engineers are the founding contributors of the SPIFFE (the Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone) framework for identity management, as well as the related runtime […]

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Why the User Experience Is Often So Bad and How to Fix It

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The end-user often suffers the most when applications just don’t work as they should. In today’s rapid-deployment and “fail fast, fail often” world, much is often lost between what the developers think will work and what the end-user actually experiences. Examples are myriad in everyday life. They might include difficulties in merely selecting with Uber’s […]

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Tips for Modern IT Admins’ Career to the Cloud

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Fifteen years ago IT professionals experienced a drastically different day-to-day on the job. While the main mission has always remained constant—to take charge of all internal infrastructure—the infrastructure itself has moved off-premises over time. The complexity rested in networking for IT professionals. Routers, switches, firewalls and other gear needed to be managed so the network […]

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Rajat Bhargava

Multi-Cloud Adoption to Better Enable the Developer Workforce

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Over the past decade, we started to see a broader shift toward the use of multiple cloud providers by the enterprise. The need to reduce risk, optimize cloud usage, manage costs and the push to open source and cloud vendor-agnostic technologies are providing more options for developers, which will likely lead to an even steeper […]

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Nelson Petracek

Ten Questions Data Professionals Should Be Asking When Moving to the Cloud

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You have finally decided to move your data into the cloud. Whether it was the ability to leverage the power of cloud compute, the promise of cost-savings or the scalability and flexibility that a cloud data warehouse can bring, it’s important to have a strategy in place. In order to set yourself up for success, […]

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Arawan Gajajiva

Why AWS Support for FreeRTOS Is Good for Open Source

2 weeks 2 days ago

Amazon Web Services (AWS) sponsored this post. FreeRTOS, one of the world’s most popular embedded operating systems (OS), is not on most people’s radar screens. Despite its popularity with embedded developers (consistently ranking first or second in terms of its target OS), most people haven’t heard of it. FreeRTOS also anonymously powers many of the […]

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