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This week in #DevOps (06/12/2016)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Welcome to the 103rd edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !
This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New Content


SYSADVENT is back with interesting posts as usual, including:



Liam Newman blogged about Browser-testing with Sauce OnDemand and Pipeline.



Amazon Athena, announced at this year’s re:Invent, is an interactive query service that makes it easy to directly analyze data on Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Antonio Trapani covers the main features, use cases, and pricing details for this new service.

Alex Casalboni summarized the latest news about AWS Lambda features and the announcements from Werner Vogels’ Keynote and Andy Jassy’s Keynote from re:Invent 2016.

The AWS Advent is also back with a bunch of posts for this week:

Google Cloud

Michael Shields explains how to make every (leap) second count with the new public NTP servers.

Microsoft Azure

Ye Gu announced the Azure Redis Cache diagnostic improvements.



Arun Gupta blogged about Kubernetes Monitoring with Heapster, InfluxDB and Grafana.

Mark Needham shows how to simulate a network partition in a Kubernetes cluster.



Seth Vargo explores the new Consul KV CLI.



Sam Doran blogged about Security automation using Ansible.



Check this post for a list of videos of the Docker Talks from Tech Field Day 12.


This is the first post, by Ryan Wallner, in a series that is aimed at getting you off the ground running and using Fli and FlockerHub.



Michael Heemskerk, Michael Studman and Richard Friend shared a three part blog series on how Bitbucket was built to scale.



Daniel Berman looks at using Kibana Timelion for Time Series Analysis.


multibinder | is a tiny ruby server that makes writing zero-downtime-reload services simpler

Netflix/hollow | is a java library and comprehensive toolset for harnessing small to moderately sized in-memory datasets which are disseminated from a single producer to many consumers for read-only access.

Blox | is a collection of open source projects for container management and orchestration on Amazon ECS

New Releases

StackStorm version 2.1 | The release comes with improved pack management, Ubuntu 16.04LTS – Xenial support and more.

Weave Scope 1.1 | This version provides the ability to visualize and troubleshoot apps deployed to Amazon ECS clusters and also includes a number of bug fixes as well as several usability and performance enhancements.

Cake Solutions are hiring DevOps Engineers!

That is all for this edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps. You can get in touch with me directly via email or on Twitter (@LauraGlasu) with any DevOps news or content.

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala 05/12/2016.

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