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[Survey] The State of App Modernization – How Do You Compare?

Application modernization is a critical challenge for any organization looking to compete. Speed to market, agility, innovation — these are the make-or-break qualities that determine if you will lead your industry or fall behind competition. These are the benefits that can be realized by modernizing your applications. We’d love to get your input on how […]

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Running Docker in Windows For a Lightweight Solution

“Operating system” (or OS) is a phrase that everyone in IT knows. The first thing that clicks in most of our minds when we think of an OS is Windows, but many OSes available in the market give you a similar experience to Windows. Most developers, coders, or system administrators use services like Hypervisors or […]

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How to Choose a Container Management Platform

The following is the fourth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In our last blog in this series, we examined the importance of utiziling a container management platform. In this blog, we’ll go further in depth on the multiple options you have when adopting a […]

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Adopt Cloud Code to Simplify Cloud-Native Application Development

As companies move to Cloud, one of their goals is to equip developers and operations teams to simplify the development, deployment and management of Cloud native applications on Kubernetes platform. Considering these requirements, Google developed and introduced Cloud Code at the Google Next conference this year. What is Cloud Code A plugin/extension for Visual Studio […]

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Leverage Containers for Digital Transformation

Software containers are taking over. Is your organization ready for the transformation? Organizations are gravitating towards software containers as a way to package, distribute, and run their applications. The benefits of container technology such as Docker and Kubernetes include: SPEED – Containers are lightweight relative to virtual machines. New application instances can be launched more […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: Getting Started Smart

In the first post in this series, I talked about giving a Big Data Bootcamp in the Dominican Republic to a large group of very smart students. In this post, I’ll go over the basic tools and techniques that I think are most relevant in the job market. These are basic tools that most are […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained. One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. Luis didn’t know me; he just saw my profile and saw that I’ve been […]

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Retrospective on Google Cloud Next 2018

What should you take away from this year’s Google Next annual cloud conference? To begin with, containers were front and center. Quite literally. The main stage was composed of multiple large rotating containers which severed as periodic hosts for demos and the morning DJs. Containers weren’t the only themes this year; we heard a lot […]

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How to Facilitate Multiple Oracle Services in One Linux Server

Docker is an open platform that gives customers the ability to deploy multiple o/s containers on any give host. This allows for the deployment of multiple environments without having to incur the overhead of having a virtual machine for each environment. Docker uses Linux o/s facilities like namespaces, groups and union capable file systems to […]

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How to Install a Kafka Cluster in Docker Containers

The Kafka is a stable and real-time communication and message delivery distribution system. Usually the enterprise Kafka application and system will ask for several machine servers supports. But for proof-of-concept or for special circumstances, we want to show you a simpler way to use the Kafka application. Below, I will show you how to install a Kafka […]

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How Containers are Transforming the Hybrid Cloud

One of the main technology trends, as reported by the press for 2017, are containers, a form of serverless computing that enable the isolation of software processes. Research firm Forrester corroborates these claims, stating that Linux containers will be available in every major public and private cloud platform by the middle of the year. Advocates […]

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How to Overcome Challenges with Microservices Architecture

Microservices is a growing buzzword in the enterprise integration space – and a growing tactic as organizations work to modernize IT stacks and digitally transform business models. While microservices is a new, popular approach to integration as we move beyond SOA, it does come with many prerequisites and barriers to realizing the benefits. Join Perficient […]

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Automating Docker Image builds

Why automate? Similar to any other automation, we get consistent results once we have automation in place. It speeds up the development process. You can produce the same result by following the same steps, so there is less of a change that it will work sometimes and not work other times. What is required to […]

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Docker Swarm Quick Overview

Docker Swarm helps you create and manage Docker Clusters. Docker Swarm automatically handle scaling up and down depending on number of task you want to run. Docker swarm can handle load balancing internally among containers. Docker Swarm Components Docker Swarm contains following key components. Node – Special Container that run on each Swarm host. Node […]

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Docker Container Best Practices

It is preferable to use Dockerfile to create an image. Using Dockerfile is the only way you can be sure of reproducing the same image every time. Use a Layered approach, but keep in mind that Docker imposes limits on the number of layers an image can have. To minimize layer, you can combine commands […]

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An Introduction to Docker and Containers

Containers: Containers represent operating system level virtualizations which help you run multiple isolated systems i.e. containers in same machine. Docker: Docker is a containerization engine which means that it lets you create containers to achieve operating system level virtualization. Docker allows you to automate the containerization process. We can store Docker images in a Docker […]

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Top 5 Lessons of Day 1 at Hadoop Summit #HS16SJ

Perficient is at the Hadoop Summit in San Jose, CA and we’re tracking the best of the conference. Here’s the top 5 lessons from day 1: Apache Atlas for managing your business catalog is almost ready for prime time! It is not, however, ready to be a full fledged Records Management solution (no policy management, […]

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Guidelines for Selecting the Right API Gateway for API Strategy

In the past couple months, we have seen rapid growth in the API business. Organizations that were stuck to traditional business models are now looking at API strategy as new source of revenue and opportunities. Most of the organizations are either looking into an API strategy or have already started planning. It’s clear that no one wants […]

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Two “shipping” ways of using docker

Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to develop, ship, and run applications. Ship the “Dockerized” app and dependencies anywhere – to QA, teammates, or the cloud – without breaking anything. It’s one of the most important purposes to use docker. In Vernon Stinebaker‘s earlier post “Docker, mobile, and putting things in boxes“, he […]

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Docker, mobile, and putting things in boxes

Docker and custom mobile application development are both very hot. Recently we decided to run a small internal project to gain some ‘sleeves-up’ insight into Docker as well as how we could deliver containerized versions of applications. This blog article, along with others to follow from both my colleagues and myself will document some of […]

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