TLDR DevOps 2024-05-24

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News & Trends

Amazon Web Services to invest $17.02 bln in data centres in Spain (1 minute read)

AWS has announced a significant expansion plan in Spain with a 15.7 billion euro investment in data centers in the Aragon region.

Puppet Enterprise Updated (2 minute read)

Puppet by Perforce has significantly enhanced its commercial offering, Puppet Enterprise, with new security, compliance, and CI/CD capabilities, including Security Compliance Management, Security Compliance Enforcement, Continuous Delivery, and Impact Analysis.

Microsoft Copilot for Azure: Managing Cloud Ops Through Chat (5 minute read)

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Copilot for Azure, an AI tool designed to assist IT professionals in managing Azure resources using natural language. It offers capabilities like explaining concepts, adjusting settings, analyzing metrics, troubleshooting, and writing scripts. Utilizing Azure Resource Manager and Azure Resource Graph, it extends its functionality to Azure Arc workloads on the edge and across multiple clouds, with Azure serving as the central control plane.
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Opinions & Tutorials

How to use Grafana Beyla in Grafana Alloy for eBPF-based auto-instrumentation (6 minute read)

Grafana Beyla, the default eBPF-based application auto-instrumentation solution, is now integrated into Grafana Alloy, enabling users to seamlessly capture metrics and traces from running services.

How Uber Accomplishes Job Counting At Scale (7 minute read)

Uber operates at a massive scale, requiring advanced data solutions. This article discusses the integration of Apache Pinotโ„ข to count jobs on the Uber platform, highlighting challenges in data handling, query performance, and system architecture. Through overcoming these challenges, Uber developed a robust, efficient system for job tenure computation, significantly improving query performance and data management.
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Miscellaneous

UniSuper's Entire Infrastructure Deleted by Internal Google Cloud Error (2 minute read)

UniSuper, an Australian superannuation fund manager, faced a significant outage when its entire infrastructure on Google Cloud, including redundant copies of data across two regions, was deleted due to an internal error, leading to over a week of disruption for 620,000 fund members without access to their accounts.

Preview: Azure Cobalt 100 Arm-based Virtual Machines (1 minute read)

Microsoft is introducing a sneak peek of the latest Cobalt 100 Arm-based virtual machines (VMs). These VMs mark the debut of the Cobalt 100 chipset, specifically crafted with an Arm-based design to enhance efficiency and performance for general-purpose and cloud-native tasks. Users can anticipate a notable 40% enhancement in performance compared to our prior generation of Arm-based Azure VMs.
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Quick Links

Introducing New Heroku Postgres Essential Plans Built On Amazon Aurora (4 minute read)

Heroku's new Postgres Essential database plans offer improved performance, no row count limits, and support for the pgvector extension, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.

Nutanix Announces Nutanix Kubernetesยฎ Platform to Remove Cloud Native Complexity to Speed Innovation Across the Enterprise (5 minute read)

Nutanix has unveiled the Nutanix Kubernetes Platform (NKP), integrating Nutanix Kubernetes Engine (NKE) with the D2iQ product family acquisition for a comprehensive cloud-native runtime, orchestration, and management solution.
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