Archive for October, 2016

SE-Radio Episode 272: Frances Perry on Apache Beam

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SE-Radio Episode 272: Frances Perry on Apache Beam

Jeff Meyerson talks with Frances Perry about Apache Beam, a unified batch and stream processing model. Topics include a history of batch and stream processing, from MapReduce to the Lambda Architecture to the more recent Dataflow model, originally defined in a Google paper. Dataflow overcomes the problem of event time skew by using watermarks and […]

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SE-Radio Episode 271: Idit Levine on Unikernels

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SE-Radio Episode 271: Idit Levine on Unikernels

Jeff Meyerson talks to Idit Levine about Unikernels and unik, a project for compiling unikernels. The Linux kernel contains features that may be unnecessary to many application developers–particularly if those developers are deploying to the cloud. Unikernels allow programmers to specify the minimum features of an operating system we need to deploy our applications. Topics […]

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SE-Radio Episode 270: Brian Brazil on Prometheus Monitoring

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SE-Radio Episode 270: Brian Brazil on Prometheus Monitoring

Jeff Meyerson talks with Brian Brazil about monitoring with Prometheus, an open source tool for monitoring distributed applications. Brian is the founder of Robust Perception, a company offering Prometheus engineering and consulting. The high level goal of Prometheus is to allow developers to focus on services rather than individual instances of a given service. Prometheus […]

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