Nines are not enough: meaningful metrics for clouds

The Morning Paper

Nines are not enough: meaningful metrics for clouds Mogul & Wilkes, HotOS’19. When it comes to SLOs, the interests of the customer and the cloud provider are at odds, and so we end up with SLAs (Service Level Agreements) that tie SLOs to contractual agreements. From a cloud provider perspective, these are likely to be internal SLOs: the targets that the provider strives to meet, but is not contractually obligated to meet.

Challenges Testers Face for Testing SMAC


There is a lot of discussion going currently about SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud. While keeping such reports in mind, organizations in different business areas like retail, banking, finance, insurance, games, etc. cloud performance analytics mobile testing testers cloud testingAn Intro to SMAC. SMAC is a new platform with a lot of growth expected in the years to come.

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How to Easily Deploy an IMDG in the Cloud

ScaleOut Software

Cloud-based applications enjoy the unique elasticity that cloud infrastructures provide. As more computing resources are needed to handle a growing workload, virtual servers (also called cloud “ instances ”) can be added to take up the slack. Deploying an IMDG in the Cloud.

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Dutch Enterprises and The Cloud

All Things Distributed

Given that I am originally from the Netherlands I have, of course, a special interest in how Dutch companies are using our cloud services. . Shell''s scientists, especially the geophysicists and drilling engineers, frequently use cloud computing to run models.

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Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS Europe (London) Region

All Things Distributed

UK companies are using AWS to innovate across diverse industries, such as energy, manufacturing, medicaments, retail, media, and financial services and the UK is home to some of the world's most forward-thinking businesses.

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Observations on the Importance of Cloud-based Analytics

All Things Distributed

Cloud computing is enabling amazing new innovations both in consumer and enterprise products, as it became the new normal for organizations of all sizes. So many exciting new areas are being empowered by cloud that it is fascinating to watch. Cloud analytics are everywhere.

Capitalizing Tech in a Cloud / SaaS / Continuous Delivery World

The Agile Manager

First, Cloud, SaaS and BYOD change software and infrastructure from capital investments to rent expenses. retailers) and asset-heavy finance companies (e.g., But we also know that a lot of firms still license captive ERP systems (no SaaS), operate captive data centers (no Cloud), and issue hardware to employees (no BYOD).

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

High Scalability

I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS - All Things.

All Things Distributed

Improving the Cloud - More Efficient Queuing with SQS. Today, SQS is a key part of this architecture and is used in mission critical backend systems for a myriad of use-cases in the Kindle platform, Amazon Retail Ordering workflow, Amazon Fulfillment technologies, etc. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. By Werner Vogels on 08 November 2012 03:00 PM. Permalink. Comments ().

Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. - All Things.

All Things Distributed

For Amazon retail, some of those dimensions are low pricing, large catalog, fast shipping, and convenience. For example, when our retail customers contributed to create larger economies of scale for, we used the savings to lower pricing such that our customers could also benefit. Expanding the Cloud - The AWS Storage Gateway. Expanding the Cloud â?? Expanding the Cloud - Introducing Amazon ElastiCache. All Things Distributed.

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Monitor dynamic application workflows with placeholders and synthetic location context


Checking out of a retail site. If you’re using locations from different cloud providers and need to differentiate between them, you can use the cloudPlatform property. Dynatrace news.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

High Scalability

Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. Retail investors have to put their money somewhere. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff?

London Calling! An AWS Region is coming to the UK!

All Things Distributed

More startups, small and medium businesses, large enterprises, universities, and government organizations all over the world are moving to the AWS Cloud faster than ever before.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 7th, 2018

High Scalability

And if you know anyone looking for a simple book that uses lots of pictures and lots of examples to explain the cloud, then please recommend my new book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. Retail: $20 trillion. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Get antsy waiting 60 seconds for a shot?

Monitoring: Why focus on the end user experience?


I recently was asked the following question by an online retailer: “Why should I invest in monitoring the user experience when I already have monitoring for our database, infrastructure, app server, and network?”. Or are you an eCommerce retailer?” The Rise of Cloud Computing.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 3rd, 2018

High Scalability

And if you know anyone looking for a simple book that uses lots of pictures and lots of examples to explain the cloud, then please recommend my new book: Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Everything starts with Doug Engelbart — Jane Metcalfe.

The Future in Visual Computing: Research Challenges

ACM Sigarch

cameras) in many usages ranging from digital security/surveillance and automated retail (e.g. surveillance, ADAS), the video data captured at the sensor is compressed and transmitted to the cloud for visual analytics. live streaming) requiring endpoints communicating via the cloud.

Where microservice development benefits from automation

O'Reilly Software

Microservices are just a cloud-friendly and Agile-friendly implementation of the decades-old concept of modularity. For instance, the verbs on a retail site might include browsing, adding to a shopping cart, buying, and rating. A look at the stages of designing an API and service.

Web Development Trends 2019


Serverless frameworks like Nuclio let you utilize cloud technology to reduce your workload, improve scaling and save money on unused resources. Major cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud all support serverless services.

A case for ELT

Abhishek Tiwari

Cheap storage and on-demand compute in the cloud coupled with the emergence of new big data frameworks and tools are forcing us to rethink the whole ETL and data warehousing architecture.

Are Microservices to Ecosystems as Core Competencies were to Conglomerates?

The Agile Manager

The thinking was that by owning the supply chain from raw materials to retail outlets, a firm had direct control over its entire cost structure, making it better able to squeeze efficiencies out of it and being less susceptible to supply shocks. Different types of businesses (manufacturing, distribution, retail) require different types of leadership and have very different cultures. As far back as the 19th century, industrial firms pursued vertical integration strategies.

'Paris s'éveille'! Introducing the AWS EU (Paris) Region

All Things Distributed

The cloud is an opportunity to stay competitive in each of these domains by giving companies freedom to innovate quickly. These teams are helping customers and partners of all sizes, including systems integrators and ISVs, to move to the cloud.

A Decade of Dynamo: Powering the next wave of high-performance, internet-scale applications

All Things Distributed

" Of course, no technology change happens in isolation, and at the same time NoSQL was evolving, so was cloud computing. The requirements for a fully hosted cloud database service needed to be at an even higher bar than what we had set for our Amazon internal system.

Tech: From Owning to Renting - to Owning Again?

The Agile Manager

In the 1970s, the predominant business strategy was vertical integration: own the value chain from raw materials to retail outlets. A retailer, for example, should concentrate on sourcing merchandise to sell and developing the outlets through which to sell it, but rent the accountants, IT, back-office staff and real estate to operate and administrate the business. In technology, cloud computing extends this story arc.

How companies can become magnets for digital talent

All Things Distributed

Today, companies take their server capacity and software from the cloud. This article titled " Wie Unternehmen digitale Talente anziehen " appeared in German last week in the "Tipps für Arbeitgeber" section of Wirtschaftwoche.

Titan Graph Database Integration with DynamoDB: World-class Performance, Availability, and Scale for New Workloads

All Things Distributed

In supply chain management, connections between airports, warehouses, and retail aisles are critical for cost and time optimization. Like many AWS innovations, the desire to build a solution for a scalable graph database came from Amazon’s retail business.

Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

The advent of cloud computing untethers customers, employees and even algorithms from captive ecosystems. Nor is cloud computing. A megabyte of cloud-based disk storage is no different from a kilowatt of electricity. Fashion magazines are launching electronic retail sites. Although at some point each makes use of utility services such as cloud computing and ERP systems, these are strategic competitive investments into the business.

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon Web Services

All Things Distributed

This was a lesson we had already learned from our experiences with Amazon retail, but it became even more important for AWS’s API-centric business. The epoch of AWS is the launch of Amazon S3 on March 14, 2006, now almost 10 years ago.

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Taking DynamoDB beyond Key-Value: Now with Faster, More Flexible, More Powerful Query Capabilities

All Things Distributed

We launched DynamoDB last year to address the need for a cloud database that provides seamless scalability, irrespective of whether you are doing ten transactions or ten million transactions, while providing rock solid durability and availability.

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Separating Utility from Value Add

The Agile Manager

Retail banking serves largely a utilitarian purpose in an economy. Firms dependent on low latency for competitive edge are not likely to get competitive advantage by hosting their applications in the cloud. Similarly, payment processing is perhaps not something that a retail site wants to invest money into development of, so it contracts to get those services.