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Machine Learning: A Revolutionizing Force in Cybersecurity

DZone

The cybersecurity landscape necessitates continual adaptation and exploration of novel defensive strategies to counter the evolving threats posed by malicious actors. Machine learning ( ML ) has emerged as a powerful tool for bolstering cybersecurity, offering innovative approaches to anomaly detection, intrusion prevention, and threat identification.

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What the NIS2 Directive means for application security

Dynatrace

The Network and Information Systems 2 (NIS2) Directive, which goes into effect in Oct 2024, aims to enhance the security of network and information systems throughout the EU. The directive mandates operators of critical infrastructure and essential services to implement appropriate security measures and promptly report any incidents to the relevant authorities and affected parties.

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District heating: Using data centers to heat communities

All Things Distributed

An inside look at the Tallaght District Heating Scheme, where Heat Works is using recycled heat from an AWS data center to warm a community in Dublin, Ireland.

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eBPF Documentary

Brendan Gregg

eBPF is a crazy technology – like putting JavaScript into the Linux kernel – and getting it accepted had so far been an untold story of strategy and ingenuity. The eBPF documentary, published late last year, tells this story by interviewing key players from 2014 including myself, and touches on new developments including Windows. (If you are new to eBPF, it is the name of a kernel execution engine that runs a variety of new programs in a performant and safe sandbox in the kernel, lik

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Essential Techniques for Performance Tuning in Snowflake

DZone

Performance tuning in Snowflake is optimizing the configuration and SQL queries to improve the efficiency and speed of data operations. It involves adjusting various settings and writing queries to reduce execution time and resource consumption, ultimately leading to cost savings and enhanced user satisfaction.

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Bring syslog into Dynatrace using OpenTelemetry to get open source value with enterprise support

Dynatrace

Getting insights into the health and disruptions of your networking or infrastructure is fundamental to enterprise observability. Syslog is the go-to protocol that delivers infrastructure administrators, network engineers, and security team logs that tell them all they need to know about their systems’ delivery, performance, availability, and security.

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Managing Time Series Data Using TimeScaleDB-Powered PostgreSQL

Percona

PostgreSQL extensions are great! Simply by adding an extension, one transforms what is an otherwise vanilla general-purpose database management system into one capable of processing data requirements in a highly optimized fashion. Some extensions, like pg_repack, simplify and enhance existing features already, while other extensions, such as PostGIS and pgvector, add completely new capabilities.

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Istio Explained: Unlocking the Power of Service Mesh in Microservices

DZone

In the dynamic landscape of microservices, managing communication and ensuring robust security and observability becomes a Herculean task. This is where Istio, a revolutionary service mesh, steps in, offering an elegant solution to these challenges. This article delves deep into the essence of Istio, illustrating its pivotal role in a Kubernetes (KIND) based environment, and guides you through a Helm-based installation process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of Istio's capabilities and i

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Dynatrace SaaS release notes version 1.287

Dynatrace

We have released Dynatrace version 1.287. To learn what’s new, have a look at the release notes. The post Dynatrace SaaS release notes version 1.287 appeared first on Dynatrace news.

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Using Percona Backup for MongoDB in Replica Set and Sharding Environment: Part Two

Percona

In Using Percona Backup for MongoDB in Replica Set and Sharding Environment: Part One, I demonstrated a basic Percona Backup for MongoDB (PBM) setup under the Replica Set and Sharding environment. Now, here we will see some advanced stuff and other backup/restore options available with PBM.Let’s discuss each one.

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Hello INP! Here's everything you need to know about the newest Core Web Vital

Speed Curve

After years of development and testing, Google has added Interaction to Next Paint (INP) to its trifecta of Core Web Vitals – the performance metrics that are a key ingredient in its search ranking algorithm. INP replaces First Input Delay (FID) as the Vitals responsiveness metric. Not sure what INP means or why it matters? No worries – that's what this post is for. :) What is INP?

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Understanding Kernel Monitoring in Windows and Linux

DZone

The cybersecurity landscape is undergoing a significant shift, moving from security tools monitoring applications running within userspace to advanced, real-time approaches that monitor system activity directly and safely within the kernel by using eBPF. This evolution in kernel introspection is particularly evident in the adoption of projects like Falco, Tetragon, and Tracee in Linux environments.

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Pivoting to a total experience strategy: A necessity for governments today

Dynatrace

Today, citizens are no longer passive recipients of government services, but rather active participants in a digital age. From mobile applications to websites, government services must be accessible, available, and performant for those who rely on them. Citizens need seamless digital experiences, which is why the concept of a total experience (TX) strategy is gaining traction among government institutions.

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Analyzing Slow Queries After MongoDB 4.4

Percona

Before MongoDB 4.4, we had a tool to use to analyze slow queries from the log file called mplotqueries from mtools (thanks, Thomas Rueckstiess, for the tool and the inspiration).Mplotqueries is a great tool that helped analyze slow queries on MongoDB Community, Enterprise, and Percona for MongoDB versions. But when MongoDB 4.

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Hashnode Creates Scalable Feed Architecture on AWS with Step Functions, EventBridge and Redis

InfoQ

Hashnode created a scalable event-driven architecture (EDA) for composing feed data for thousands of users. The company used serverless services on AWS, including Lambda, Step Functions, EventBridge, and Redis Cache. The solution leverages Step Functions' distributed maps feature that enables high-concurrency processing.

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Monitoring and Observability in DevOps: How Top Digital Products Are Leveraging It

DZone

In DevOps, both monitoring and observability are critical. Because it lets you maintain system reliability, diagnose problems, and enhance performance, effectively and efficiently.

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Tech Transforms podcast: How federal agencies can maximize the value of “data as the new oil”

Dynatrace

In recent years, technologists and business leaders have dubbed data as “the new oil.” Why? Because both oil and data require their owners to refine them to unleash their true value. So how do you realize the vast potential of data while protecting it from threats? On Episode 78 of the Tech Transforms podcast, we dove into these concepts with JR Williamson, senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) at Leidos.

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Percona Operator for MySQL Now Supports Automated Volume Expansion in Technical Preview

Percona

Volume Expansion, a feature that became generally available since Kubernetes version 1.24, allows users to increase the capacity of their Persistent Volumes and underlying storage within Kubernetes. There is no need to use clouds’ UI or APIs to do that anymore.

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Evolving Trends and Techniques in Software Testing

Kovair

In the era of digital dominance, software quality is no longer a luxury, it’s a lifeline. A staggering 90% of software defects originate during the.

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Why We Built Smart Scaler

DZone

In the rapidly evolving world of cloud computing, managing resource scalability in response to service demand has emerged as a critical challenge. To address this challenge, we developed Smart Scaler, a tool designed to automate infrastructure and application resource scaling. By predicting service demand in advance, Smart Scaler ensures that resources are precisely aligned with needs, optimizing both performance and cost.

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C++ safety, in context

Sutter's Mill

Scope. To talk about C++’s current safety problems and solutions well, I need to include the context of the broad landscape of security and safety threats facing all software. I chair the ISO C++ standards committee and I work for Microsoft, but these are my personal opinions and I hope they will invite more dialog across programming language and security communities.

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The Challenge with Open Core Software

Percona

Open core is a monetization strategy for open source, where in addition to the open source version, often called “community,” there is an extended version, often called the “enterprise” version, with additional features.

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Continuous Testing vs. Test Automation: 3 Key Differences

Kovair

Continuous testing vs Automated testing are the two phrases that are used as synonyms. But they aren’t synonyms. It’s the fact that they complement one.

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Logging and Monitoring in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

DZone

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a cloud computing platform that provides a full range of services for developing, deploying, and managing applications and infrastructure. To assure the performance, security, and cost-effectiveness of your cloud-based resources in OCI, robust logging and monitoring are required. In this post, we will look at the significance of logging and monitoring in OCI, as well as numerous alternatives and best practices for logging and monitoring, as well as prominent

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Business Flow: Why IT operations teams should monitor business processes

Dynatrace

The business process observability challenge Increasingly dynamic business conditions demand business agility; reacting to a supply chain disruption and optimizing order fulfillment are simple but illustrative examples. Business agility requires real-time visibility into process health and performance, measured by business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are shared between business stakeholders and the supporting IT operations teams.

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Vacuum Tubes and Transistors

O'Reilly

I’ve had a ham radio license since the late 1960s and observed the transition from vacuum tubes (remember them?) to transistors firsthand. Because we’re allowed to operate high power transmitters (1500 watt output), tubes hang on in our world a lot longer than elsewhere. There’s a good reason: tubes are ideal high power devices for people who don’t always know what they’re doing, people who are just smart enough to be dangerous.

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Mastering Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Scalegrid

Mastering Hybrid Cloud Strategy Are you looking to leverage the best private and public cloud worlds to propel your business forward? A hybrid cloud strategy could be your answer. This approach allows companies to combine the security and control of private clouds with public clouds’ scalability and innovation potential. This article will explore hybrid cloud benefits and steps to craft a plan that aligns with your unique business challenges.

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How To Use BenchmarkDotNet: 6 Simple Performance-Boosting Tips To Get Started

DZone

As software engineers, we are always striving for high performance and efficiency in our code. Whether it’s optimizing algorithms or fine-tuning data structures, every decision we make can have a significant impact on the overall performance of our applications. One powerful way that can help us accurately measure the performance of our code is a process called benchmarking, and we’ll look at how to use BenchmarkDotNet with our C# code.

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Why Browsers Get Built

Alex Russell

Like Platform Adjacency Theory and The Core Web Platform Loop , this post started [1] as a set of framing devices that I've been sketching on whiteboards for the best part of a decade. These lenses aren't perfect, but they provide starting points for thinking about the complex dynamics of browsers, OSes, "native" platforms, and the standards-based Web platform.

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Ecommerce Website Development: The Role of Responsive Design in Mobile Commerce

Official Blog - World Web Technology

For any ecommerce business, it is essential to have a fully functional website that works smoothly. However, users may visit your website through various devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. To serve these different types of customers, one solution could be to build different websites for each interface type. However, with responsive website designing, a website would automatically adjust to the screen size of the device on which it’s opened.

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Enhance data collection with Dynatrace OpenTelemetry Collector distribution

Dynatrace

As organizations strive for observability and data democratization, OpenTelemetry emerges as a key technology to create and transfer observability data. OpenTelemetry is gaining popularity because it’s considered a standard, and that’s why it’s a common choice for creating future-proof solutions for years to come. To answer the growing demand for OpenTelemetry, Dynatrace is proud to announce the release of the Dynatrace OpenTelemetry Collector distribution (Dynatrace OTel Collector).

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Telemetry Pipelines Workshop: Introduction To Fluent Bit

DZone

Are you ready to get started with cloud-native observability with telemetry pipelines? This article is part of a series exploring a workshop guiding you through the open source project Fluent Bit, what it is, a basic installation, and setting up the first telemetry pipeline project. Learn how to manage your cloud-native data from source to destination using the telemetry pipeline phases covering collection, aggregation, transformation, and forwarding from any source to any destination.

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Elevate Your Security Posture: Grafana for Real-Time Security Analytics and Alerts

DZone

In the digital age, where data breaches and cyber threats loom large, ensuring the security of your digital assets is paramount. Businesses are in dire need of robust tools that not only detect threats in real time but also provide actionable insights to mitigate risks. Grafana, a leading open-source platform for monitoring and observability, has emerged as a critical player in enhancing security postures through real-time security analytics and alerts.

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Enhance data collection with Dynatrace OTel Collector distribution

Dynatrace

As organizations strive for observability and data democratization, OpenTelemetry emerges as a key technology to create and transfer observability data. OpenTelemetry is gaining popularity because it’s considered a standard, and that’s why it’s a common choice for creating future-proof solutions for years to come. To answer the growing demand for OpenTelemetry, Dynatrace is proud to announce the release of the Dynatrace OTel Collector distribution.