Sharding for Scale: In the App or in the Network?
Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application
architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but
desirable to achieve new heights of concurrency. The premise is that by
splitting up read and write duties, it is possible to get better overall
performance at the cost of a slight delay in consistency. That is, it takes a
bit of time to replicate changes initiated by a "write" to the read-only
master database. It's eventually consistent, and it's generally considered an
acceptable trade off when searching for higher and higher scalability.
While the most well-known cases of read/write separation and sharding are
based on geography - east coast versus west coast, for example - there are
other cases where localized sharding has also been put into play with great
Microservices Cookbook: Design Principles and Solution Recipes for
Microservices - An Application Revolution Powered by the Cloud
By Neil McEvoy
Our new upcoming ebook is the ‘Microservices Cookbook.'
This will provide a general introduction to the new software design model
known as ‘Microservices,' provide a Platform design for their
implementation, and describe a number of ‘recipe' scenarios for how they
might be applied, including:
E-Commerce Internet of Things NFV Services
As the Microsoft Azure CTO explains microservices represents a major
inflection point for t... (more)
Akana has announced the availability of version 8 of its API Management
solution. The Akana Platform provides an end-to-end API Management solution
for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing
APIs. It is available as a SaaS platform, on-premises, and as a hybrid
deployment. Version 8 introduces a lot of new functionality, all aimed at
offering customers the richest API Management capabilities in a way that is
easier than ever for API and App Developers to use.
This new version of the Akana Platform includes the following:
New single UI/UX covering ... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th
International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps
customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their
exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
These solutions are backed by 24/7 support and connected to one of the
largest, most reliable networks in the world, b... (more)
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Plotting the Best Course Around Multi-Cloud Adoption
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually
undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running
test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud's transition to mainstream
adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into
the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider
approach must be revisited.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solutio... (more)
Eight Security Considerations for API Testing
By Cameron Laird
It seems like every day we see reminders of the importance of thorough
security testing from all areas of the software world. Security has become an
especially critical consideration for APIs in recent years. Organizations
rely on APIs to share and receive information - either from a third party
or between internal applications - so the level of security between these
applications is critical for anyone who uses them.
Earlier this year, SmartBear Software released the results of its State of
API 2016 Report, which fou... (more)