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Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2017

Tons of new features on Azure have been announced at Build 2017. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-innovations-at-microsoft-build-2017-helping-developers-achieve-more/ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stbnewsbytes/2017/05/10/cloud-platform-release-announcements-for-may-10-2017/

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Sysdig Monitor

I was recently looking at “sysdig monitor” (previously named sysdig cloud) and was impressed by this products list of features. Deep container monitoring in realtime, peer deep inside containers to view latency stats, read logs and view process consumption via … Continue reading

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Docker Swarm on Windows Server 2016

You can use Docker Swarm Mode on Windows Server 2016 which requires the overlay network driver. Install patch KB4015217 to add in this functionality. As part of KB4015217 HNS requires that IPv6 is enabled on Windows container hosts. Snipped from the … Continue reading

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Container Performance Analysis

Brendan Gregg explains how to troubleshoot performance issues with containers at DockerCon 2017. Some in-depth troubleshooting tips here, excellent technical content, well worth watching more than once. The CPU Bottleneck identification chart is very useful (slide 49) for methodology. Here’s … Continue reading

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Hyper-Threaded VMs available via Azure

The tech press seems to of missed this public announcement from Microsoft. These will be the first Hyper-Threaded VM’s that will be offered via Azure. Microsoft will be offering for the first time a new generation of Hyper-Threading Technology virtual … Continue reading

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ScyllaDB

Just read a fantastic article on ScyllaDB from the folks at The New stack which probes into the pros and cons of this NoSQL wide column store. What I like most about ScyllaDB is that it’s : Wrote in C++ … Continue reading

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MySQL 8 Preview

Some of the new features include : Data dictionary A global data dictionary contains information about database objects in transactional tables rather than being stored in metadata files and nontransactional system tables InnoDB Changes : Tablespace Encryption Providing data at-rest … Continue reading

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