From the giants of tech, Machine Learning (ML) is increasingly offered as an API or service. Instead of having to learn complex algorithms and play with hyperparameters, you can take advantage of pre-trained models. At Devoxx UK, Tara Walker is talking about Amazon’s offerings. We asked her what is available, and how it is useful.   […]

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Machine Learning is often seen as the exclusive preserve of Data Scientists. Danilo Poccia disagrees. To learn the basics he will be speaking at Voxxed Days Zurich on the 23rd of February. We asked him what makes him think non-mathematicians and scientists can get started with Machine Learning.   Do you think machine learning is accessible to […]

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Amazon Web Services introduced Serverless Application Model, or SAM, a couple of months ago. It defines simplified syntax for expressing serverless resources. SAM extends AWS CloudFormation to add support for API Gateway, AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. This blog will show how to create a simple microservice using SAM. Of course, we’ll use Couchbase instead of DynamoDB! This […]

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Want to create a highly-available Docker cluster on Amazon Web Services? Run multi-container applications on it using Docker Services? Docker for AWS allows you to exactly do that! This video shows: Create a highly-available Docker cluster on Amazon Web Services (0:00) Check configuration (5:43) Use Docker services to create a Couchbase cluster (8:23) Enjoy! Futher resources couchbase.com/containers provide more details […]

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This blog will show how to create stateful containers in Kubernetes using Amazon EBS. Couchbase is a stateful container. This means that state of the container needs to be carried with it. In Kubernetes, the smallest atomic unit of running a container is a pod. So a Couchbase container will run as a pod. And by […]

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The IT world is moving forward fast. I wrote about Microservices and whether that spells the death of the Enterprise Service Bus and other middleware a year ago. This article is a “follow-up” and update to discuss how relevant microservices, containers and a cloud-native architecture is for middleware. It is unbelievable how fast enterprises of […]

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This blog is part of a multi-part blog series that shows how to run your applications on Kubernetes. It will use Couchbase, an open source NoSQL distributed document database, as the  Docker container. The first part (Couchbase on Kubernetes) explained how to start the Kubernetes cluster using Vagrant. That is a simple and easy way to develop, test, and deploy Kubernetes cluster on your […]

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By Shannon Lal The company I am working for has recently gone through a migration of refactoring our code base from a monolithic application (Java Spring WAR) into a microServices application hosted on the Amazon PAAS (specifically Beanstalk and CloudFront). As part of this blog post I have provided a small and simple sales demo application […]

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In the ever evolving battle for cloud supremacy, US retail giant and sticky fondue pot of humanity Walmart has taken the decision to open-source its in-house cloudy operations, striking a blow to long-term rival Amazon.com. Motivated by a desire to avoid what Walmart Labs CTO Jeremy King and VP of Platform and Systems Tim Kimmet […]

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There was consternation (and confusion) for cloud providers on both sides of the pond this week when the news broke that the European Court of Justice has ruled that the 15 year old ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement is no longer applicable. Whilst previously it was perfectly legal to throw data across to America as long as your […]

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