TLDR DevOps 2024-05-13

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News & Trends

Now Available: Scrapable metrics for Managed PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, and Kafka (3 minute read)

DigitalOcean has introduced scrapable metrics for its Managed Databases, providing enhanced visibility and monitoring capabilities for database performance.

Cloudflare partners with Department of Treasury to support threat intelligence (5 minute read)

Cloudflare has partnered with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop Custom Indicator Feeds, aligning with the National Cybersecurity Strategy's emphasis on public-private collaboration to bolster critical sector security.
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Opinions & Tutorials

Tutorial: Install VS Code on a cloud provider VM and set up remote access (11 minute read)

This tutorial guides DevSecOps teams through automating the installation of Visual Studio Code on a cloud-based virtual machine, employing Terraform for VM instantiation and GitLab pipelines. It also outlines steps to configure a local Mac laptop to connect and utilize the VS Code instance on the remote VM.

How to build your platform engineering team (6 minute read)

This article provides an in-depth analysis of platform engineering teams, outlining their roles, skills, and interactions with other stakeholders to drive successful platform initiatives.
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Miscellaneous

DataK9: Auto-categorizing an exabyte of data at field level through AI/ML (20 minute read)

This blog details the DataK9 project at Uber, an initiative that utilizes AI and ML technologies to automate the categorization of field-level data at scale for privacy and security purposes.

Manage incidents seamlessly with the Datadog Slack integration (4 minute read)

This post introduces how to utilize the Datadog Slack integration for efficient incident management. The Datadog Slack integration enables users to declare incidents and trigger coordinated responses through a single message, ensuring stakeholders stay informed and facilitating detailed documentation for post-incident analysis.

Updating Azure DevOps Pipelines for Terraform Post SSH-RSA Deprecation (5 minute read)

Microsoft's decision to deprecate SSH-RSA for Azure Repos in Azure DevOps signifies a push towards heightened security measures, coinciding with industry-wide trends. However, this shift poses challenges for organizations relying on centralized Terraform module management, as the deprecated protocol necessitates adjustments in their infrastructure provisioning practices.
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Quick Links

Modern SQLite: Generated columns (2 minute read)

This article shares a less-known but useful feature of SQLite known as generated columns - columns that are derived from other columns in the same table.

Advanced Security Monitoring with Falco in Kubernetes (2 minute read)

This document explores advanced security monitoring strategies using Falco, a cloud-native runtime security tool for detecting anomalous activity within Kubernetes environments.
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