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Hovhannes Avoyan

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What’s the Latest with Hadoop The Big Data explosion in recent years has created a vast number of new technologies in the area of data processing, storage, and management. One of the biggest names to appear on the scene is Hadoop. In case you need a quick review, Hadoop is a Big Data storage system that takes in large amounts of data from servers and breaks it into smaller, manageable chunks. The technology is complex but at a high level the Hadoop ecosystem essentially takes a “divide and conquer” approach to processing Big Data instead of processing data in tables, as in a relational database like Oracle or MySQL. One projection expects Hadoop to grow 25X to a global market value of $50.2 billion by the year 2020, driven by the continuous expansion of Big Data and related technologies. There are several reasons why Hadoop is going to continue to scale up in the ne... (more)

Getting the Most From DevOps By @Monitis | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DevOps – Getting the Most From It So exactly how do you kick start a DevOps strategy? For example, say your organization is tied down to a very sequential, but cumbersome Waterfall approach to software development that is wasting precious dollars and hindering productivity? In the following we’ve outlined some strategy tips that every business leader will need to consider as they start down the path of DevOps adoption. Get Executive Buy-In Whatever steps your organization takes on the DevOps path of rolling out software faster and more effectively and deployment will require the s... (more)

Ruby on Rails Performance Tips By @Monitis | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Top 5 Ruby on Rails Performance Tips for the Small Business 2015 is the 10th birthday of Ruby on Rails (or simply called Rails), the popular open source web application framework that uses the Ruby programming language. Ever since Rails burst on the scene a decade ago it has continued to scale up as an elegant way to build dynamic websites quickly and efficiently. Rails has garnered a strong following, especially among tech startups. In fact, some of the best known firms out there are using the framework to build their sites. Examples of elegant sites built on Rails are Groupon,... (more)

Performance Tuning Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Hardware Selection

After our previous article “XenDesktop on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Best Practices”, we decided to expand on this series and post some additional articles that are more specific to Hyper-V itself and in particular, tuning performance of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We’ll discuss processor, memory, disk I/O, and network I/O tuning tips, but first let’s look at the type of hardware you would need to ensure Hyper-V performs well when running multiple virtual machines. After all; all virtual machines that run on a Hyper-V system share the same hardware. The hardware consi... (more)

Facebook Experiencing Outage

So Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, experienced a major outage for almost 2 hours yesterday. OMG! The social networking behemoth was unavailable for users in many countries around the world; with North American users coming off the worst with the longest outage totaling almost 3 hours. While the site continued to function for short intervals during the outage, sporadic access to a site that millions of users access every minute is pretty disastrous. According to Monitis monitors, the longest consecutive period that Facebook was unavailable in the US was for 63 m... (more)