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Google Compute Engine : Load Balancer In Action

This week I introduced Google Cloud Platform to a select group of individuals. I wanted to show them the “Operational Simplicity” of the platform vis-a-vis the other IaaS providers. 277 more words

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Deploying a Redis Cluster on Google Compute Engine with Docker

Redis cluster is a solution for running Redis in a distributed infrastructure where data stored is auto-sharded across multiple nodes. In this tutorial, we are going to install it on a Google Compute Engine virtual machine using… 924 more words


A massive database now translates news in 65 languages in real time

I have written quite a bit about GDELT (the Global Database of Events, Languages and Tone) over the past year, because I think it’s a great example of the type of ambitious project only made possible by the advent of cloud computing and big data systems. 603 more words

Google Launches Open-Source, Cross-Cloud Benchmarking Tool

Google today launched PerfKit, an open-source cloud-benchmarking tool that, in Google’s words, is an “effort to define a canonical set of benchmarks to measure and compare cloud offerings.” The… 230 more words


Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

Ubuntu Core was designed to provide only the essential components for running Linux workloads in the cloud. 221 more words


Apache Hive creators raise $13M for their Hadoop service, Qubole

Qubole, the Hadoop-as-a-service startup from Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, has raised a $13 million series B round of venture capital led by Norwest Ventures. 340 more words

Hadoop needs a better front-end for business users

This is a great article if you are new to Big Data / Hadoop.

Whether you’re running it on premises or in the cloud, Hadoop leaves a lot to be desired in the ease-of-use department.

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