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CNCF Survey Reveals: Half of Companies Overspend with Kubernetes, Primarily Due to Overprovisioning
CNCF Survey Reveals: Half of Companies Overspend with Kubernetes, Primarily Due to Overprovisioning

CNCF’s recent microsurvey on cloud-native FinOps and CFM revealed insights into Kubernetes’ impact on cloud spending. Nearly half of respondents reported increased costs, while others saw no change or savings post-migration. The main factors contributing to overspending include overprovisioning, lack of awareness, and resource sprawl. The survey sought details on Kubernetes spending and overall cloud…

KrakenD CE v2.6 released with OpenTelemetry
KrakenD CE v2.6 released with OpenTelemetry

KrakenD Community Edition v2.6 updates! Enhancements include improved observability, plugin development tools, and JWT validation. This release introduces major improvements and OpenTelemetry integration. Plus, developers now have a new testing command for plugins and access to additional data for more creative plugin development. Introducing OpenTelemetry KrakenD has relied on OpenCensus or its native component for…

Kubernetes Load Balancer – On-Premises & Bare Metal
Kubernetes Load Balancer – On-Premises & Bare Metal

Managing a Kubernetes Load Balancer has always been challenging. In the past, setting it up involved a time-consuming process of submitting tickets and collaborating between network and Linux engineers. Now, with cloud technology, on-demand load balancer services are available instantly for Kubernetes, simplifying tasks for DevOps engineers. However, replicating this ease of use in on-premises…

Concerned about Serverless Lock-in? Consider Patterns!
Concerned about Serverless Lock-in? Consider Patterns!

Design patterns have been enhancing software design for years. In the cloud, they can also cut switching costs. It’s like magic! Design patterns are essential for software design, offering developers a technology-agnostic framework to address common challenges and trade-offs. They can be implemented using standard language constructs or integrated into platforms. Despite fluctuations in interest…

Introducing ingress2gateway; Simplifying Upgrades to Gateway API
Introducing ingress2gateway; Simplifying Upgrades to Gateway API

In the dynamic realm of Kubernetes, networking is crucial for effective service exposure. The Ingress API, familiar to many Kubernetes users, is key for managing external access to services within the cluster. Despite its usefulness, Ingress has limitations, which can become bottlenecks as applications grow in complexity and Kubernetes clusters face increased demands. Here are…

Booking.com improved its delivery speed by using DORA metrics and Micro Frontends, doubling its performance.
Booking.com improved its delivery speed by using DORA metrics and Micro Frontends, doubling its performance.

Booking.com’s fintech team improved both backend and frontend, doubling delivery performance per DORA metrics. They also utilized Micro Frontends to divide the monolithic frontend into separate deployable apps. In mid-2022, Booking.com formed a new engineering team to manage finance processes. This team inherited architecture with a monolithic frontend (Perl/Javascript with Vue Framework) and a Java…

PinCompute: Pinterest’s Kubernetes-Backed Platform for Versatile Computing Needs

Overview Pinterest is enhancing its compute platform with PinCompute, a fully managed compute API designed for various use cases. Built on Kubernetes, PinCompute simplifies infrastructure management and embraces cloud-native principles. This article explores its architecture and impact on innovation and efficiency at Pinterest. Architecture PinCompute is a regional Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on Kubernetes, with a host…

Railyard: Accelerating Machine Learning Model Training Using Kubernetes

Stripe leverages machine learning in services like Radar and Billing, handling millions of daily predictions across diverse models trained with billions of data points. To simplify model training, they developed Railyard, an API and job manager on Kubernetes, enabling independent team training with scalability. Railyard’s API prioritizes flexibility and ease of use, supporting Python workflows…

Introducing StableBuild – freeze and pin all dependencies for enhanced stability.

Launching StableBuild – freeze and pin all your dependencies StableBuild has introduced a new set of tools aimed at assisting developers in creating reliable and deterministic builds. This is achieved by providing the ability to effortlessly freeze and pin Docker images, operating system packages, Python packages, and other essential build dependencies. ‍Docker and deterministic builds…

Free ClickHouse training
Free ClickHouse training

ClickHouse is offering free courses tailored to help you master its capabilities. Whether you are an experienced data professional or just embarking on your journey, these courses provide the necessary skills and expertise for your success. Event Details Date: Feb 28 & 29Time: 6:30 AM IST / 9 AM SGT / 11 AM AEDT Register…

Dapr Day 2024 – VIRTUAL
Dapr Day 2024 – VIRTUAL

Participate in Dapr Day to learn all about Dapr APIs for building distributed applications and best practices to run your apps in production. 21 February 2024 | 4:00-9:00 PM (CET) / 7:00 AM -12:00 PM (PST) The event targets both developers and users of Dapr, offering a range of activities including keynote addresses, technical sessions,…

Does containerization affect the performance of databases?

The trend of containerizing databases is growing, as seen in Fig.1. With databases and analytics playing a significant role in technology, a common question arises: Does containerization affect database performance? If so, what factors are involved, and how can we address performance and stability challenges caused by containerization? Advantages and technical principles of containerization​ Containerization…