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The New Stack Update

ISSUE 168: KubeCon 2019

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“We make it easy for developers to be compliant and make it very hard for them to be uncompliant.”

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What is your experience with the following vendors' stream processing offerings?

Enterprises are adopting commercial stream processing offerings from both their cloud providers and more specialized vendors. In fact, at least 54% of companies that use stream processing in an application are using a vendor’s stream processing product or service in production according to The New Stack and Lightbend’s recent survey. Among the vendors asked, about three (2.8) are being used in production or are actively evaluated/piloted by a company that has live stream processing use cases. As more applications utilizing stream processing move into production, we expect a wide array of vendors to compete based on what open source technologies they support and how they bundle stream processing into a larger platform. 

Open source technologies are central to the stream processing stack. In fact, 83% of organizations with stream processing applications are either utilizing or actively evaluating/piloting an Apache Software Foundation project for this type of functionality. Apache Kafka leads the pack with two-thirds of respondents with stream processing applications either using or evaluating Kafka, but that is for functionality that includes stream processing as well as publish/subscribe and store. Since Kafka is usually used as just one part of the stream processing stack, there is a lot of room for other technologies to be utilized based on use case requirements.

What's Happening

When we talk about accessibility on the web, we often talk about can someone who is visually or dexterously impaired, but there's more to it than that. While meeting these legal accessibility requirements is important, we can’t forget that the web has systematically left groups of people behind, including the elderly, LGBTQ+, women, people still unconnected, and more — basically, those that aren’t the cis white men most commonly in the tech industry spotlight. In short, the most vulnerable people are kept from the potential of the web.

This is what we talked about and more when The New Stack Makers podcast spoke to BBC Software Engineer Olu Niyi-Awosusi leading up to her talk at this year’s Afrotech Fest.

Building the Woke Web: Accessibility and Social Justice in Software Development

KubeCon 2019

This week the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) completed another successful KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019 Europe. The event, held in Barcelona, attracted over 7,800 attendees, almost double the number of attendees last year in Copenhagen. This growth reflects that of Kubernetes itself. Thus far, the project has attracted 31,000 contributors, who provided 164,000 commits and 1.2 million comments.

Plenty of news came from the show as well, both from the commercial Kubernetes providers as well as from the many projects the CNCF hosts. For instance, the VMware-based open source registry Harbor released version 1.8 with a number of new features. Perhaps most importantly, it features the ability to share Harbor with other registries. Previously, Harbor, designed for container images and Helm Charts, could only extend other registry instances. Harbor instances can now be replicated between the Docker Hub, Docker Registry, and the Huawei Cloud registers with both push and pull-mode replication.

On the commercial side, Google announced that Google Cloud will let organizations pick the release channels for GKE starting next month. Following a similar system as other open source providers, GKE’s release channel options will include “rapid,” “regular,” and “stable.” This will allow organizations to opt for the alpha releases as part of the “rapid” option, “regular” for standard release needs and “stable” when the tried-and-tested version becomes available.

There’s lots of other KubeCon news on our site, so be sure to check in for the latest.

NS1 Launches Enterprise Platform for DNS, DHCP and IP Management

Services like DNS, DHCP and IP Management (DDI) are never far off, and that’s why DNS and application traffic management provider NS1 has unveiled its DDI tool to handle these basics, built specifically for modern distributed application-centric computing infrastructure. In launching Enterprise DDI, NS1 provides an API-first architecture that supports high-scale automation and unifies service discovery across complex infrastructure.

OpenTracing, OpenCensus Merge into a Single New Project, OpenTelemetry

Two open source projects that have been instrumental in providing metrics for cloud native operations have merged into a single project. The fusion of Google’s OpenCensus and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s OpenTracing will be known as OpenTelemetry, and will be managed by the CNCF.

The idea behind the aggregation is to create a complete telemetry system for monitoring microservices, and other distributed systems, say the organizers of both former projects. It will also make the process of instrumenting services a little bit easier for end-users, especially in the already component-rich cloud native landscape.

New Chef Features Focus on ‘Effortless Infrastructure’

On top of Chef’s April announcement that it’s making all its software open source, relying on a subscription business model with a collaborating community, it introduced new features at the conference to make it easier for customers to deliver and secure infrastructure and applications in any environment.

That subscription involves bundled services it calls the Enterprise Automation Stack, which includes its automation visibility tool Automate, app builder Habitat, security and compliance tool Inspec, infrastructure automation tool Infra and developer tool Workstation. Infra originally managed cookbooks and recipes covering the operating system as the bottom layer, but also libraries, pages, middleware and applications. Infra now focuses on the OS.

Party On

Thanks again to John Morello of Twistlock, Murugiah Souppaya of NIST, and Dirk Hermann of Red Hat for joining our Twistlock sponsored livestream from KubeCon in Barcelona.

A round of thanks goes to Karthik Gaekwad and Kaslin Fields of Oracle and Bridget Kromhout of Microsoft for joining our Oracle sponsored livestream from KubeCon in Barcelona.

Laura Wheeler, Maya Kaczorowski and Jacinda Mein of Google close out the first day of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona.

Lucas Käldström revealed to us his secret to porting Kubernetes to ARM, despite not knowing that much about Golang, or Kubernetes really: Just know what you are looking for.

On The Road
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and Open Source Summit JUNE 25, 2019 // SHANGHAI, CHINA

JUNE 25, 2019 // SHANGHAI, CHINA

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and Open Source Summit
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