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Mitch Pronschinske09/16/13
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You Can Now Move EC2 Reserved Instances to Other AZs

If you use Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances (RIs), there's some good news from Amazon if you're looking for more control over where your data is hosted. RIs may now be moved to other Availability Zones within your region during the duration of their contracts.

Mitch Pronschinske09/15/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (September 16)

Java 8's first preview is out, and don't forget about Spark, the new Java framework in town! In this week's roundup, you'll also find out about the plans for an "Eloquent JavaScript" reboot, Valve's video game sharing feature and how many people want to live on Mars.

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/13
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Pentaho 5.0 Analytics Engine Now a Powerful MongoDB Reporting Tool

This week Pentaho unveiled a massive 5.0 release with over 250 new features and improvements. One of the biggest features was a new native integration with MongoDB, and a bunch of new reporting capabilities for it.

Mitch Pronschinske09/13/13
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DevOps and AWS Jobs Experience Record Growth

According to Dice.com, 3,600 jobs were created in "data processing, hosting and related services" in July this year, which was a level that this category hasn't been reached since 1998. Most of the job descriptions contained the keywords "DevOps" and "AWS."

Mitch Pronschinske09/12/13
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Couchbase Launches 3 New Products

As a part of their "JSON Anywhere" strategy for always-available mobile apps, Couchbase launched three new products today. The first product, Couchbase Lite, is a secure, ultra-lightweight, native JSON-based NoSQL database built for the online/offline mobile world.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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How the MongoDB Devs Use Go

The developers working on MongoDB have started using the Go language in a couple of projects. One around cloud backup capabilities and the other is a continuous integration tool.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Debating Admin Functionality in Nanomsg

Nanomsg creator Martin Sustrik has a new blog post out this week about some discussions happening in the early stages of Nanomsg's development. These discussions are currently about adding administrative functionality and giving Nanomsg a config file. It's something that it's ancestor, ZeroMQ, doesn't have.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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A NoSQL Schema Evolution Language

Many NoSQL data stores have the advantage of being schema-free (although the data still has an implicit structure). However, NoSQL stores don't have convenient schema management tools for when the schema evolves with the application. Meet the NoSQL schema evolution language.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Apache Camel Has Broker Component for Upcoming ActiveMQ 5.9

Rob Davies, the CTO of FuseSource, which is now a part of Red Hat, has a new blog post out about a feature in the upcoming ActiveMQ 5.9 release that will allow developers to include a camel.xml file in their ActiveMQ broker config to do some cool stuff...

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Build Dictionaries or Delete Hashes in Amazon EC2

This is video from last year's Source Conference, but the tutorial is still very relevant and very useful. Have a look.

Mitch Pronschinske09/11/13
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Fix Slow Heroku Deployment Pre-Compilation Stage

A useful tip was posted by Alex MacCaw about speeding up Heroku deploys. His asset compilation was taking almost two minutes, but with a fix, he got it down to under ten seconds!

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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Hutch, an Awesome Async Library for RabbitMQ, Open Sourced

Hutch is a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ.

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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STEFFI Joins the Graph DB Ecosystem

A new distributed graph database made its debut recently, saying it's comparable to Neo4j and Titan. The new database, called STEFFI, is in-memory and claims that it has recorded better performance metrics than Titan and Neo4j in several benchmarks.

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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Joyent Co-Founder Departs

Jason Hoffman, who helped co-found the cloud company Joyent ten years ago, announced that he is leaving the company but staying connected as an advisor. He doesn't point out any specific reason for leaving but says that he will now have the opportunity to explore his own projects.

Mitch Pronschinske09/10/13
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Documentary on SDN and Other Big Networking Topics

"The Future of the Network Documentary" is being released in parts, and part 3, which was just released, is a tour through the topic of software-defined networking. I'm a big fan of the documentary style so I think this video will be helpful in taking a possibly dry topic (to some) and making it more exciting