Performance Testing with Open Source Tools – Myths and Reality

Alex Podelko

Some time ago Federico Toledo published Performance Testing with Open Source Tools- Busting The Myths. Otherwise we wouldn’t see so many commercial tools built on the top of open source including BlazeMeter (it is ironic that the article is posted on the BlazeMeter site), Flood, and OctoPerf. My point is that we were always going to use one of the open source solutions as a basis for our tool. Did you consider other open source tools?

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! For the open-source release, we partnered with AWS to provide a seamless integration between Metaflow and various AWS services. Since Meson is not available in open-source, we are working on providing a similar integration to AWS Step Functions, which is a highly available workflow scheduler.

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SVT-AV1: an open-source AV1 encoder and decoder

The Netflix TechBlog

SVT-AV1: open-source AV1 encoder and decoder by Andrey Norkin , Joel Sole , Mariana Afonso , Kyle Swanson, Agata Opalach , Anush Moorthy , Anne Aaron SVT-AV1 is an open-source AV1 codec implementation hosted on GitHub [link] under a BSD + patent license. Since open-sourcing the project, other partner companies and the open-source community have contributed to SVT-AV1. open-source video-encoding netflix av1 video-compression

2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

High Scalability

Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? Wondering whether an on-premise vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud infrastructure is best for your database strategy? Or, considering adding a new database to your application and want to see which combinations are most popular?

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

The Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more. At Netflix, we have always felt strongly about sharing with the open source community, and believe that Polynote has a great potential to address similar needs outside of Netflix.

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

machine-learning data-science python open-source productivityby David Berg, Ravi Kiran Chirravuri, Romain Cledat, Savin Goyal, Ferras Hamad, Ville Tuulos Continue reading on Netflix TechBlog ».

Open-Sourcing Metaflow, a Human-Centric Framework for Data Science

The Netflix TechBlog

by David Berg , Ravi Kiran Chirravuri , Romain Cledat , Savin Goyal , Ferras Hamad , Ville Tuulos tl;dr Metaflow is now open-source! For the open-source release, we partnered with AWS to provide a seamless integration between Metaflow and various AWS services. Since Meson is not available in open-source, we are working on providing a similar integration to AWS Step Functions, which is a highly available workflow scheduler.

Open-Sourcing riskquant, a library for quantifying risk

The Netflix TechBlog

Netflix has a program in our Information Security department for quantifying the risk of deliberate (attacker-driven) and accidental… Continue reading on Netflix TechBlog ». security risk information-security

Introducing SVT-AV1: a scalable open-source AV1 framework

The Netflix TechBlog

Scalable Video Technology (SVT) is Intel’s open source framework that provides high-performance software video encoding libraries for developers of visual cloud technologies. A group of companies formed the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) with the goal of creating a modern, royalty-free video codec that would be widely adopted and supported by a plethora of devices. There exists at least one other alternative open-source AV1 encoder, rav1e.

Open Sourcing Peloton, Uber’s Unified Resource Scheduler

Uber Engineering

… The post Open Sourcing Peloton, Uber’s Unified Resource Scheduler appeared first on Uber Engineering Blog. Architecture Open Source Active-Active Architecture Compute Compute Cluster Compute Platform Kubernetes Mesos OSS Peloton Resource Scheduling scalability Uber Engineering Uber Open Source

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

The Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more. At Netflix, we have always felt strongly about sharing with the open source community, and believe that Polynote has a great potential to address similar needs outside of Netflix.

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

The Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more. At Netflix, we have always felt strongly about sharing with the open source community, and believe that Polynote has a great potential to address similar needs outside of Netflix.

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused…

The Netflix TechBlog

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused Applications By Jeff Chao on behalf of the Mantis team Today we’re excited to announce that we’re open sourcing Mantis , a platform that helps Netflix engineers better understand the behavior of their applications to ensure the highest quality experience for our members.

11 top open-source test automation frameworks: How to choose

TechBeacon Testing

In most cases, you'd do better to consider one or more of the open-source options available. If you're thinking about building your own test automation framework, think again. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Test Automation

Open Source at AWS re:Invent

Adrian Cockcroft

We’re excited to let you know that we have an Open Source track at re:Invent this year! OPN220 Build robotic cloud simulations with ROS and AWS RoboMaker Join Camilo Buscaron, AWS Principal Open Source Technologist, and Katherine Scott, Developer Advocate, Open Robotics in this workshop to use Gazebo, a 3D simulator, and Robot Operating System (ROS) on AWS RoboMaker and learn how to spin up robotic simulations. aws open-source cloud-computing reinvent

2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

Scalegrid

Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? We found all the answers you need at the Percona Live event last month, and broke down the insights into the following free trends reports: Top Databases Used : Open Source vs. Commercial. We broke down the data by open source databases vs. commercial databases: Open Source Databases. Top Open Source Databases.

Web performance testing: 18 free open-source tools to consider

TechBeacon Testing

The failure of a mission-critical web application can be costly. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Performance Testing, Web Performance

Introducing AthenaX, Uber Engineering’s Open Source Streaming Analytics Platform

Uber Engineering

Uber facilitates seamless and more enjoyable user experiences by channeling data from a variety of real-time sources. These insights range from in-the-moment traffic conditions that provide guidance on trip routes to the Estimated Time of Delivery (ETD) of an UberEATS … The post Introducing AthenaX, Uber Engineering’s Open Source Streaming Analytics Platform appeared first on Uber Engineering Blog.

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused…

The Netflix TechBlog

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused Applications By Cody Rioux, Daniel Jacobson, Jeff Chao, Neeraj Joshi, Nick Mahilani, Piyush Goyal, Prashanth Ramdas, Zhenzhong Xu Today we’re excited to announce that we’re open sourcing Mantis , a platform that helps Netflix engineers better understand the behavior of their applications to ensure the highest quality experience for our members.

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused…

The Netflix TechBlog

Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused Applications By Cody Rioux, Daniel Jacobson, Jeff Chao, Neeraj Joshi, Nick Mahilani, Piyush Goyal, Prashanth Ramdas, Zhenzhong Xu Today we’re excited to announce that we’re open sourcing Mantis , a platform that helps Netflix engineers better understand the behavior of their applications to ensure the highest quality experience for our members.

M3: Uber’s Open Source, Large-scale Metrics Platform for Prometheus

Uber Engineering

As part of our robust and scalable metrics infrastructure, we built … The post M3: Uber’s Open Source, Large-scale Metrics Platform for Prometheus appeared first on Uber Engineering Blog. Architecture Open Source Grafana Infrastructure M3 M3 Coordinator M3DB Metrics Platform OSS Prometheus Uber Infrastructure

JVM Profiler: An Open Source Tool for Tracing Distributed JVM Applications at Scale

Uber Engineering

To help us better leverage this data, we manage massive deployments of Spark … The post JVM Profiler: An Open Source Tool for Tracing Distributed JVM Applications at Scale appeared first on Uber Engineering Blog. Architecture Open Source JVM Profiler ProfilerComputing frameworks like Apache Spark have been widely adopted to build large-scale data applications. For Uber, data is at the heart of strategic decision-making and product development.

An open-source benchmark suite for microservices and their hardware-software implications for cloud & edge systems

The Morning Paper

An open-source benchmark suite for microservices and their hardware-software implications for cloud & edge systems Gan et al., It’s a pretty impressive effort to pull together and make available in open source (not yet available as I write this) such a suite, and I’m sure explains much of the long list of 24 authors on this paper. The most prominent source of misses, especially in the kernel, was Thrift.

11 top open-source API testing tools: What your team needs to know

TechBeacon Testing

How do you find the right open-source API testing tool for your needs? Since my last roundup of the best candidates, a few more tools have appeared that warrant consideration—and there's a new technique that's all the buzz in AI automation circles that you need to know about. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Programming Interface (API), Application Testing, Special Coverage: Automation Guild 2020, Automation Guild

Shift-Left Testing in the Enterprise and the Case for Open Source

Abstracta

Why continuous testing and open source are a perfect match I recently visited the offices of CA Technologies (one of Abstracta’s partners) in Santa Clara, where I had the chance to discuss shift-left testing, continuous testing, and why and how to turn to open source. The post Shift-Left Testing in the Enterprise and the Case for Open Source appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services.

10 open-source Kubernetes tools for highly effective SRE and Ops Teams

Abhishek Tiwari

Here we present a list of 10 open-source Kubernetes tools to make your SRE and Ops teams more effective to achieve their service level objectives. Telepresence is an open source tool that lets you debug a service locally while keeping the connection with its dependency services hosted in a remote Kubernetes cluster and remote cloud resources like a database.

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

Greenplum Database is an open-source , hardware-agnostic MPP database for analytics, based on PostgreSQL and developed by Pivotal who was later acquired by VMware. High performance, query optimization, open source and polymorphic data storage are the major Greenplum advantages. Open Source. Apache MADlib is an open source, SQL-based machine learning library that runs in-database on Greenplum, as well as PostgreSQL.

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

High Scalability

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?

Which Is the Best PostgreSQL GUI? 2019 Comparison

Scalegrid

PostgreSQL graphical user interface (GUI) tools help these open source database users to manage, manipulate, and visualize their data. It supports all PostgreSQL operations and features while being free and open-source. pgAdmin Cost: Free (open source). It has a free and open-source as well an enterprise edition. Navicat is capable of synchronizing different data sources and schemas. OmniDB Cost: Free (open source).

TiDB Dashboard: Easier Troubleshooting for Distributed Databases

DZone

TiDB is an open-source, distributed SQL database that supports Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) workloads. open source database performance cloud-native database administration htapIt's challenging to troubleshoot issues in a distributed database because the information about the system is scattered in different machines. Before version 4.0, it could be difficult to efficiently troubleshoot TiDB's system problems.

Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part III: Patroni

Scalegrid

It is an open-source tool suite, written in Python, for managing high availability of PostgreSQL clusters. Requires multiple ports to be open for components communication: REST API port for Patroni. In our previous blog posts, we discussed the capabilities and functioning of PostgreSQL Automatic Failover (PAF) by Cluster Labs and Replication Manager (repmgr) by 2ndQuadrant.

ScyllaDB Trends – How Users Deploy The Real-Time Big Data Database

Scalegrid

ScyllaDB is an open-source distributed NoSQL data store, reimplemented from the popular Apache Cassandra database. You can run both the free open source ScyllaDB and ScyllaDB Enterprise in the cloud or on-premise, and ScyllaDB Enterprise license starts at $28.8k/year for a total of 48 cores. This number is more inline with our recent 2019 Open Source Database Trends Report where 56.9%

Introduction to Benchmarking in Julia

DZone

open source benchmarking juliaFor the number of years I’ve been programming using Julia, I’ve never really been concerned with performance. Which is to say, I’ve appreciated that other people are interested in performance and have proven that Julia can be as fast as any other performance language out there. But I’ve never been one to pour over the Performance Tips section of the Julia manual trying to squeeze every last bit of performance.

Regression Testing: Tools and Techniques

DZone

performance software testing tools automated regression testing tools regression test automation automated regression tests regression testing tools open sourceRegression Testing, by its definition, is a type of software testing to confirm that a recent program or code change has not adversely affected existing features. It is done to make sure that the existing application is intact with the newly added features and nothing is broken.

PostgreSQL vs. Oracle: Difference in Costs, Ease of Use & Functionality

Scalegrid

The unstoppable rise of open source databases. One database in particular is causing a huge dent in Oracle’s market share – open source PostgreSQL. See how open source PostgreSQL Community version costs compare to Oracle Standard Edition and Oracle Enterprise Edition. PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development.

ScaleGrid DBaaS Expands MySQL Hosting Services Through AWS Cloud

Scalegrid

Over the years, migrating data to the cloud has become a top priority for organizations looking to modernize their infrastructure for improved security, performance, and agility, closely followed by the trending shift from commercial database management systems to open source databases. It comes as no surprise the #1 open source database and most popular cloud provider in the world are a natural fit for this transition. PALO ALTO, Calif.,

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Top Redis Use Cases by Core Data Structure Types

Scalegrid

Redis , short for Remote Dictionary Server, is a BSD-licensed, open-source in-memory key-value data structure store written in C language by Salvatore Sanfillipo and was first released on May 10, 2009. RSS Feeds: Create news feeds from custom sources where you can pull the latest updates and allow interested followers to subscribe to your RSS feed.

Making it Easier to Manage a Production PostgreSQL Database

Scalegrid

There are many things I love about it – PL/ PG SQL, smart defaults, replication (that actually works out of the box), and an active and vibrant open source community. Hopefully we can generate enough interest in the open source community to prioritize these features. The past several years have seen increasing adoption for PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL is an amazing relational database. Feature-wise, it is up there with the best, if not the best.

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

Scalegrid

PostgreSQL is an open source relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. We have finally come to the last trend analysis in our report where we break down our open-ended question of “what made you decide to use or explore PostgreSQL over another RDBMS” Cost was the number one reason why PostgreSQL is preferred over another RDBMS, coming in at 25.5%.

The Best Way to Host MySQL on Azure Cloud

Scalegrid

Are you looking to get started with the world’s most popular open-source database, and wondering how you should setup your MySQL hosting ? So many default to Amazon RDS, when MySQL performs exceptionally well on Azure Cloud. While Microsoft Azure does offer a managed solution, Azure Database, the solution has some major limitations you should know about before migrating your MySQL deployments.

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Predictable Pitfalls of Scaling VoIP to Cluster

DZone

This is not to say, however, that any mid-level developer will have much difficulty finding and handling one of many available open-source servers. performance load balancing failover server architecture sip webrtc development asterisk voip development asterisk voip voip server open sourceAvoid these pitfalls of scaling VoIP to cluster. VoIP technologies have a reputation for being rather complex and not without good reason.

PostgreSQL Trends: Most Popular Cloud Providers, Languages, VACUUM, Query Management Strategies & Deployment Types in Enterprise

Scalegrid

As this open source database continues to pull new users from expensive commercial database management systems like Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server, organizations are adopting new approaches and evolving their own to maintain the exceptional performance of their SQL deployments. PostgreSQL can be easily connected with Java programs through the popular open source PostgreSQL Java Database Connectivity (JBDC) Driver, also known as PgJDBC.

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Quickstart to Autonomous Cloud with Keptn on GKE

Dynatrace

In December Dynatrace announced Keptn , an open-source pluggable control plane enabling autonomous software delivery and operations for cloud-native applications. Keptn currently supports Dynatrace, Prometheus, and Neoload as SLI data sources. DevOps automated operations Autonomous Cloud Autonomous Cloud Enablement Autonomous Cloud Management Continuous Delivery GKE k8s keptn NoOps open source Progressive Delivery SREDynatrace news.

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