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Containers key for Hortonworks alliance on big data hybrid

NEW YORK — Hortonworks forged a deal with IBM and Red Hat to produce the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative. The goal of the Hortonworks alliance is to build a common architecture for big data workloads running both on the cloud and in on-premises data centers.

Central to the Hortonworks alliance initiative is the use of Kubernetes containers. Such container-based data schemes for cloud increasingly appear to set the tone for big data architecture in future data centers within organizations.

Hortonworks’ deal was discussed as part of the Strata Data Conference here, where computing heavyweight Dell EMC also disclosed an agreement with data container specialist BlueData Software to present users with reference architecture that brings cloud-style containers on premises.

Big data infrastructure shifts

Both deals indicate changes are afoot in infrastructure for big data. Container-based data schemes for cloud are starting to show the way that data will be handled in the future within organizations.

The Hortonworks alliance hybrid initiative — as well as Dell’s and other reference architecture — reflects changes spurred by the multitude of analytics engines now available to handle data workloads and as big data applications move to the cloud, said Gartner analyst Arun Chandrasekaran in an interview.

“Historically, big data was about coupling compute and storage together. That worked pretty well when MapReduce was the sole engine. Now, there are multiple processing engines working on the same data lake,” Chandrasekaran said. “That means, in many cases, customers are thinking about decoupling compute and storage.”

De-linking computing and storage

Essentially, modern cloud deployments decouple compute and storage, Chandrasekaran said. This approach is seeing greater interest in containerizing big data workloads for portability, he noted.

We are decoupling storage and compute again.
Arun Murthychief product officer and co-founder, Hortonworks

The shifts in architecture toward container orchestration show people want to use their infrastructure more efficiently, Chandrasekaran said.

The Hortonworks alliance with Red Hat and IBM shows a basic change is underway for the Hadoop-style open source distributed data processing framework. Cloud and on-premises architectural schemes are blending.

“We are decoupling storage and compute again,” said Arun Murthy, chief product officer and co-founder of Hortonworks, based in Santa Clara, Calif., in an interview. “As a result, the architecture will be consistent whether processing is on premises or on cloud or on different clouds.”

The elastic cloud

This style of architecture pays heed to elastic cloud methods.

Strata Data Conference 2018
This week’s Strata Data Conference in New York included a focus on Hortonworks’ deal with IBM and Red Hat, an agreement between Dell EMC and BlueData, and more.

“In public cloud, you don’t keep the architecture up and running if you don’t have to,” Murthy said.

That’s compared with what Hadoop has done traditionally in the data center, where clusters were often configured and sitting ready for high-peak loads.

For Lars Herrmann, general manager of the integrated solutions business unit at Red Hat, based in Raleigh, N.C., the Hortonworks alliance project is a step toward bringing in a large class of data applications to run natively on the OpenShift container platform. It’s also about deploying applications more quickly.

“The idea of containerization of applications allows organizations to be more agile. It is part of the trend we see of people adopting DevOps methods,” Herrmann said.

Supercharging on-premises applications

For its part, Dell EMC sees spinning up data applications more quickly on premises as an important part of the reference architecture it has created with help from BlueData.

“With the container approach, you can deploy different software on demand to different infrastructure,” Kevin Gray, director of product marketing at Dell EMC, said in an interview at Strata Data.

The notion of multi-cloud support for containers is popular, and Hadoop management and deployment software providers are moving to support various clouds. At Strata, BlueData made its EPIC software available on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. EPIC cloud support has been available on AWS.

Big data evolves to singular architecture

Tangible benefits will accrue as big data architecture evolves shops to a more singular architecture for data processing on the cloud and in the data center, said Mike Matchett, analyst and founder of Small World Big Data, in an interview at the conference.

“Platforms need to be built such that they can handle distributed work and deal with distributed data. They will be the same on premises as on the cloud. And, in most cases, they will be hybridized, so the data and the processing can flow back and forth,” Matchett said.

There still will be some special optimizations for performance, Matchett added. IT managers will make decisions based on different workloads, as to where particular analytics processing will occur.

Polycom VVX series adds four new desk phones

Polycom has expanded its VoIP endpoint portfolio with the release of four new open SIP phones. The vendor also launched a new cloud-based device management service to help partners provision and troubleshoot Polycom devices.

The release builds upon the Polycom VVX series of IP desk phones. The more advanced models include color LCD displays and gigabit Ethernet ports, unlike any of the previous phones in the Polycom VVX series.

The VVX 150 is the most basic of the new devices. Designed for home offices or common areas, the VVX 150 supports two lines and does not have a USB port or a color display.

The VVX 250 is targeted at small and midsize businesses, with a 2.8-inch color LCD display, HD audio, one USB port and support for up to four lines.

The VVX 350 is for cubicle workers, call centers and small businesses. It has a 3.5-inch color LCD display, two USB ports and support for six lines.

The most advanced of the four new models, the VVX 450, can host 12 lines and comes with a 4.3-inch color LCD display. Polycom said the phones are meant for front-line staff in small and midsize businesses.

The new phones rely on the same unified communications software as the rest of the Polycom VVX series, which should simplify the certification process for service providers, Polycom said. 8×8, Nextiva and The Voice Factory were the first voice providers to certify the devices.

Unlike traditional propriety phones, open SIP phones can connect to the IP telephony services of a wide range of vendors. This simplifies interoperability for businesses that get UC services from multiple vendors.

Polycom embraces cloud to help sell hardware

Polycom has launched two new cloud services in an attempt to make its hardware more attractive to enterprises and service providers.

Polycom Device Management Service for Service Providers, released this week, gives partners a web-based application for managing Polycom devices. This should help service providers improve uptimes and enhance end-user control panels. Polycom launched a similar service for enterprises earlier this year.

Polycom’s new cloud offering aligns well with the cloud management platform for headsets offered by Plantronics, which acquired Polycom in a $2 billion deal that closed last month. Polycom first announced the cloud services in May, prior to the acquisition being made final.

Eventually, Plantronics may look to combine its cloud management platform with Polycom’s, allowing partners to control phones and headsets from the same application, said Irwin Lazar, analyst at Nemertes Research, based in Mokena, Ill. This would give Plantronics and Polycom an advantage over competitors such as Yealink and AudioCodes.

“The endpoint market is fairly competitive, so wrapping management capabilities around the devices is an attractive means to provide a differentiated offering,” Lazar said.

For Sale – Open to offers – Lots of parts – i7 860, 8gb ddr3, Gigabyte 7970, XFX 5850, OCZ 600W, + more

EDIT: I’m open to offers

Hi there, I have quite a few items for sale. All the parts are in good working condition, I look after my stuff. Most items will have the original box and all / most additional stuff inside. There is no warranty for left for the items. Photos for all items are included. Please bear in mind that the parts are all used (apart from a few items), and although I have cleaned them as well as I could, there could be still some dust left.

I would like to sell as many parts together as possible, so at the moment I want to see if there any bulk offers.

Delivery is not included in prices. I need to see how big and heavy parcel will be to try to price it. Delivery costs are to be confirmed.

During working hours I might be slow to reply, please bear that in mind. Also dispatching can take a day or two as I need to organise boxes to ship items in.

I’m after a quick and painless sale, please no new members. I would rather deal with regulars here.

Reasonable offers welcome.

Let’s start with the bulk picture.

Items still for sale (photos on page 1):
3. OCZ DDR3 PC3 10666 1333Mhz Platinum Series RAM (4 x 2GB) – £80 £40
10. LG DVD-RW 22x SATA – £15 £10
11. Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card – £30 £20
13. Sumvision Modem – £10
16. Logitech Mouse M115 – £10
17. Logitech Ultra-flat Keyboard – £10
18. Cold Cathode PC Interior Light – £10

ITEMS SOLD:
4. Gigabyte HD7970 3GB OC Graphics CardSOLD
6. Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler HeatsinkSOLD
7. Akasa Apache Black 120mm FAN (2 items) x 2SOLD
8. OCZ 600W MOD Xstream PRO PSUSOLD
14. HAMA WLAN PCI CardSOLD
5. XFX Radeon HD5850 XXX Edition 1GB Graphics CardSOLD
15. Tech Air Laptop BackpackSOLD

1. Intel i7 860 2.8Ghz Quad Core CPUSOLD
12. ASUS Sica Gaming Mouse White – SOLD

9. Cooler Master HAF 922 PC CaseSOLD
2 Asus P7P55D Motherboard – SOLD

Pictures to follow

1. Intel i7 860 2.8Ghz Quad Core CPU – SOLD
In retail box, original Intel cooler included. Fully working. Great little chip.

2. Asus P7P55D Motherboard – SOLD
Fully working. In retail box with all the accessories.

more to follow in the next posts

Price and currency: 650
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: West Lothian
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For Sale – AMD FX 8320, 990FX + 8GB + internet security

I’m open to offers on all items
PRICES NOW INC P&P

Bullguard Internet Security Activation Code £10

AMD FX 8320 with cooler
asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
8gb Corsair Dominator RAM

£130 inc P&P open to offers

Watercooling parts
All parts are used, have taken out of a working loop.

Phobya Balancer 250 silver nickel
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Netflix launches tool for monitoring AWS credentials

LAS VEGAS — A new open source tool looks to make monitoring AWS credentials easier and more effective for large organizations.

The tool, dubbed Trailblazer, was introduced during a session at Black Hat USA 2018 on Wednesday by William Bengtson, senior security engineer at Netflix, based in Los Gatos, Calif. During his session, Bengtson discussed how his security team took a different approach to reviewing AWS data in order to find signs of potentially compromised credentials.

Bengtson said Netflix’s methodology for monitoring AWS credentials was fairly simple and relied heavily on AWS’ own CloudTrail log monitoring tool. However, Netflix couldn’t rely solely on CloudTrail to effectively monitor credential activity; Bengtson said a different approach was required because of the sheer size of Netflix’s cloud environment, which is 100% AWS.

“At Netflix, we have hundreds of thousands of servers. They change constantly, and there are 4,000 or so deployments every day,” Bengtson told the audience. “I really wanted to know when a credential was being used outside of Netflix, not just AWS.”

That was crucial, Bengtson explained, because an unauthorized user could set up infrastructure within AWS, obtain a user’s AWS credentials and then log in using those credentials in order to “fly under the radar.”

However, monitoring credentials for usage outside of a specific corporate environment is difficult, he explained, because of the sheer volume of data regarding API calls. An organization with a cloud environment the size of Netflix’s could run into challenges with pagination for the data, as well as rate limiting for API calls — which AWS has put in place to prevent denial-of-service attacks.

“It can take up to an hour to describe a production environment due to our size,” he said.

To get around those obstacles, Bengtson and his team crafted a new methodology that didn’t require machine learning or any complex technology, but rather a “strong but reasonable assumption” about a crucial piece of data.

“The first call wins,” he explained, referring to when a temporary AWS credential makes an API call and grabs the first IP address that’s used. “As we see the first use of that temporary [session] credential, we’re going to grab that IP address and log it.”

The methodology, which is built into the Trailblazer tool, collects the first API call IP address and other related AWS data, such as the instance ID and assumed role records. The tool, which doesn’t require prior knowledge of an organization’s IP allocation in AWS, can quickly determine whether the calls for those AWS credentials are coming from outside the organization’s environment.

“[Trailblazer] will enumerate all of your API calls in your environment and associate that log with what is actually logged in CloudTrail,” Bengtson said. “Not only are you seeing that it’s logged, you’re seeing what it’s logged as.”

Bengtson said the only requirement for using Trailblazer is a high level of familiarity with AWS — specifically how AssumeRole calls are logged. The tool is currently available on GitHub.

For Sale – AMD FX 8320, 990FX + 8GB + internet security

I’m open to offers on all items
PRICES NOW INC P&P

Bullguard Internet Security Activation Code £10

AMD FX 8320 with cooler
asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
8gb Corsair Dominator RAM

£130 inc P&P open to offers

Watercooling parts
All parts are used, have taken out of a working loop.

Phobya Balancer 250 silver nickel
Now £17 inc P&P

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Price and currency: £10 £130
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Register Now for the Fifth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House – Xbox Wire

For the fifth year in a row, ID@Xbox is hosting a Pre-PAX Open House on the Microsoft campus. Register here (the event is free) to start your PAX party a day early!

This event has become a favorite tradition for our team. We love inviting everyone to spend time on our home turf and enjoy some of the most exciting new ID@Xbox games. We hope you’ll join us on August 30 (the Thursday before PAX) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to play games, meet the wonderful developers who made ‘em, and maybe even win a prize in our raffle!

Not only will you have the chance to check out more than 50 games releasing on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, you can also plan for the following:

  • Meet and chat with other teams at Microsoft.
  • Say hello to the Xbox Ambassadors and spin their prize wheel to win some swag!
  • Head to the Mixer area to try out the latest MixPlay experiences and get a glimpse at the future of interactive gaming.
  • Chat with the Microsoft User Research team to share your personal feedback and help them make better products for you and everyone.

But what about the games?

The following eight games haven’t previously been announced for Xbox One. We’re thrilled to reveal for the first time that they’re coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program and you can try them out at this event:

  • Bot Rods (Holy Cow Productions)
  • La-Mulana2 (Active Gaming Media)
  • Museum of Simulation Technology (Pillow Castle)
  • Orphan (2Dimensions)
  • Revenant Dogma (KEMCO)
  • Super Retro Maker (Digital Dominion)
  • Thunder Rally (Typical Entertainment)
  • Where the Bees Make Honey (Whitethorn Digital)

In addition to those, we’ve pulled together a great variety of ID@Xbox titles for fans to try out:

  • Aftercharge (Chainsawesome Games)
  • Ashen (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Bad North (Raw Fury)
  • Below (Capybara)
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine (Rooster Teeth Games)
  • Black Desert (Pearl Abyss)
  • Children of Morta (11 bit studios)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Deathgarden (Behaviour)
  • Desert Child (Akupara Games)
  • Epitasis (Epitasis Games)
  • Eternity: The Last Unicorn (1C Publishing)
  • Exception (Traxmaster Software)
  • FAR: Lone Sails (Mixtvision)
  • For the King (Curve Digital)
  • Generation Zero (Avalanche Studios)
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games)
  • Kingdom Two Crowns (Raw Fury)
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Klei)
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Funcom)
  • My Time at Portia (Team17)
  • Nippon Marathon (PQube)
  • Outer Wilds (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Projection : First Light (Blowfish Studios)
  • RAZED (PQube)
  • RemiLore (Nicalis)
  • Revenant Dogma (KEMCO)
  • Rival Megagun (Degica)
  • SINNER: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
  • Starbound (Chucklefish)
  • Strange Brigade (Rebellion)
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (Team Meat)
  • Supermarket Shriek (Billy Goat Entertainment)
  • Superweights (Pompaduo)
  • Swimsanity (Decoy Games)
  • The Blackout Club (Question)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5 (Jackbox Games)
  • The Occupation (Humble Bundle)
  • The Videokid (Chorus Worldwide Games Limites)
  • Tunic (Finji)
  • Vigor (Bohemia Interactive)
  • Wargroove (Chucklefish)
  • Yuppie Psycho (Another Indie)

And as if that weren’t enough, you’ll also get a chance to play Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Forza Horizon 4, from Microsoft Studios, and The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, from Arc System Works.

Open to Everyone

Not only is this a free event, you don’t even need a PAX ticket! Though if you’re under 18, please come with a parent or guardian.

ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

Microsoft Conference Center

16070 NE 36th Way, Bldg 33 – McKinley

Redmond, WA 98052

If you’re driving in, there’s free parking available. There will also be buses taking attendees directly to and from the event from the Washington State Convention Center. These buses pick up at the motor coach and shuttle bus loading area every 15-30 minutes beginning at 4:30 p.m., running every 15-30 minutes through 9:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP!

For Sale – AMD FX 8320, 990FX + 8GB + internet security

I’m open to offers on all items
PRICES NOW INC P&P

Bullguard Internet Security Activation Code £10

AMD FX 8320 with cooler
asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
8gb Corsair Dominator RAM

£130 inc P&P open to offers

Watercooling parts
All parts are used, have taken out of a working loop.

Phobya Balancer 250 silver nickel
Now £17 inc P&P

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Price and currency: £10 £130
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank or Paypal Gift
Location: Rotherham
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – MSI Aero 1080ti 11GB video card

I had 2 of these in SLI, I hardly use one therefore I am selling the second. Open the offers, it is hardly used can provide benchmarks etc.
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Price and currency: 600
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For Sale – Open to offers – Lots of parts – i7 860, 8gb ddr3, Gigabyte 7970, XFX 5850, OCZ 600W, + more

EDIT: I’m open to offers

Hi there, I have quite a few items for sale. All the parts are in good working condition, I look after my stuff. Most items will have the original box and all / most additional stuff inside. There is no warranty for left for the items. Photos for all items are included. Please bear in mind that the parts are all used (apart from a few items), and although I have cleaned them as well as I could, there could be still some dust left.

I would like to sell as many parts together as possible, so at the moment I want to see if there any bulk offers.

Delivery is not included in prices. I need to see how big and heavy parcel will be to try to price it. Delivery costs are to be confirmed.

During working hours I might be slow to reply, please bear that in mind. Also dispatching can take a day or two as I need to organise boxes to ship items in.

I’m after a quick and painless sale, please no new members. I would rather deal with regulars here.

Reasonable offers welcome.

Let’s start with the bulk picture.

Items for sale:
3. OCZ DDR3 PC3 10666 1333Mhz Platinum Series RAM (4 x 2GB) – £80
10. LG DVD-RW 22x SATA – £15
11. Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card – £30
13. Sumvision Modem – £10
16. Logitech Mouse M115 – £10
17. Logitech Ultra-flat Keyboard – £10
18. Cold Cathode PC Interior Light – £10

ITEMS SOLD:
4. Gigabyte HD7970 3GB OC Graphics CardSOLD
6. Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler HeatsinkSOLD
7. Akasa Apache Black 120mm FAN (2 items) x 2SOLD
8. OCZ 600W MOD Xstream PRO PSUSOLD
14. HAMA WLAN PCI CardSOLD
5. XFX Radeon HD5850 XXX Edition 1GB Graphics CardSOLD
15. Tech Air Laptop BackpackSOLD

1. Intel i7 860 2.8Ghz Quad Core CPUSOLD
12. ASUS Sica Gaming Mouse White – SOLD

9. Cooler Master HAF 922 PC CaseSOLD
2 Asus P7P55D Motherboard – SOLD

Pictures to follow

1. Intel i7 860 2.8Ghz Quad Core CPU – SOLD
In retail box, original Intel cooler included. Fully working. Great little chip.

2. Asus P7P55D Motherboard – SOLD
Fully working. In retail box with all the accessories.

more to follow in the next posts

Price and currency: 650
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: West Lothian
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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