IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.26.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.26.2020

By Flux7 Labs
October 26, 2020

As cloud use grows, so does the use of Database-as-a-Service. In this week’s DevOps news, we learn from Percona that DBaaS use has increased to 5% from last year, with more 56% of large enterprises now using such a service. According to the company’s Open Source Data Management Software Survey for 2020, data growth remains a central issue for enterprises as 82% of respondents report 5% or more database footprint growth over the past year; 62% say they’ve seen even greater growth with 12% growing over 50%. When it comes to managing a growing pool of data, respondents said that downtime and performance are their chief concerns, with performance keeping 74% of respondents up at night.

For more Cloud Native, Digital Transformation, and DevOps news, subscribe to the Flux7 blog:

DevOps News

  • Splunk makes several announcements from .conf20:
    • The SplunkObservability Suite arrives. Combining monitoring, investigation, and troubleshooting, the Suite helps enterprises become cloud-ready by joining Splunk solutions into a single suite.
    • It has completed the acquisition of Plumbr for application performance monitoring and announced its intent to acquire Rigor, a digital experience monitoring company.
    • It introduced Splunk Machine Learning Environment, a new solution to build and operationalize machine learning models and algorithms by bringing data into one platform to view insights at optimal speed.
    • The Splunk Mission Control Plug-In Framework also joins the Splunk family. It integrates with Mission Control to provide unified visibility and control across the security
  • GitHub updates to 2.9. The newest version includes experimental support for writing repository objects using SHA-256 hash of contents (rather than SHA-1). That said, the update allows users to operate in either a full SHA-1 or full SHA-256 mode. Git 2.29 also introduces the concept of negative refspecs allowing users to omit specific references.
  • GitLab releases 13.5 with mobile application security scanning, group wikis, the ability to share multiple files within a single snippet, Generic Package Registry that allows users to store other binary types in GitLab, and more.
  • TIBCO Software acquires Information Builders (ibi). The firms say in a release that ibi’s “comprehensive set of data management and analytics capabilities will augment TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence platform to more deeply address customers’ end-to-end needs.”
  • Tricentis announces Vision AI, its new AI-based test design and automation technology designed for the growing number of cloud-native and enterprise application platforms.
  • NetApp introduces three new updates: 1) enhanced NetApp ONTAP software capabilities; 2) a NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription that allows users to “pay-as-you-grow” and; 3) a new NetApp SolidFire Enterprise SDS solution that enables private cloud with the NetApp Element software as standalone software-defined storage that can be deployed on any hardware.

AWS News 

  • AWS Lambda adds support for AWS PrivateLink, empowering operators to invoke Lambda functions securely from inside VPCs or on-premises data centers without exposing traffic to the public Internet. With this update, PrivateLink routes the call through the AWS private network, eliminating the need for Internet access.
  • AWS Session Manager includes new capabilities: 1) the ability to filter automation executions by resource groups; 2) port forwarding sessions created using Session Manager now support multiple simultaneous connections over the session; and 3) Session Manager adds the ability to customize the shell environment by specifying the commands to run at the start of a session.
  • Amazon announces that the Porting Assistant for .NETis now open source. The source code for compatibility analysis component, assessment APIs and the data set used for the assessment are released under Apache 2.0 license.
  • AWS previews the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, AWS’s distribution of the OpenTelemetry With AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, operators can instrument applications just once to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple monitoring solutions.
  • Need to run jobs on a given schedule? The new AWS Copilot CLI for Amazon ECS version 0.5.0 allows operators to deploy applications or jobs when needed.

Flux7 News

Technology is always changing. Stay in the loop with the Flux7 Blog

Written by Flux7 Labs

Flux7, an NTT DATA Company, is the only Sherpa on the DevOps journey that assesses, designs, and teaches while implementing a holistic solution for its enterprise customers, thus giving its clients the skills needed to manage and expand on the technology moving forward. Not a reseller or an MSP, Flux7 recommendations are 100% focused on customer requirements and creating the most efficient infrastructure possible that automates operations, streamlines and enhances development, and supports specific business goals.