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Configuration Miscellaneous

The Simplest Local Kubernetes Web Application Setup

So I’ve been taking some time to look into Kubernetes. One of the first things I wanted to try was to write my own simple application that uses Docker and Kubernetes locally. When I attempted to do that, it wasn’t obvious how, and furthermore, I noticed that it didn’t seem like there was a straightforward […]

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Configuration Hadoop Hive Scalability

Give Your MySQL Account Access to Hive

One area of the Apache Hive documentation that’s not entirely explicit is in regard to the database privileges needed for its metastore[1]. Developers often become accustomed to creating a database account that has all privileges granted. But in the Real World, end users of Hive must configure it to point to a metastore RDBMS account […]

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Configuration Hive Java Scalability

How To Try Out Hive on Your Local Machine — And Not Upset Your Ops Team

According to the Hive web site: Hive is a data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop that provides tools to enable easy data summarization, adhoc querying and analysis of large datasets data stored in Hadoop files. Hive is built on top of various technologies, the most notable being Hadoop and HDFS. As a result, […]

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Configuration Java

On the Trials of Using Websphere's JMS Provider

I was recently tasked with getting a stand-alone JMS-based client running using Websphere’s built-in JMS provider. I was confident that with just a bit of administration, a set of JAR files, and some jndi.properties values I could get something up and running in an hour or maybe two… After about twelve hours I finally finished […]

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Configuration

Simple Load Balancing using Apache mod_proxy_balancer in Just Three Steps

Apache’s mod_proxy_balancer is a very easy to set up load balancer. You could say that I was born with a hardware-based load balancer, as I have never personally been involved in the purchasing, evaluation, administration, and so forth of production load balancers. This was left up to the ops team, not the engineers. That said […]

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Configuration

Configuring MySQL to Run in EC2's EBS under a Fedora AMI

There’s a lot of buzz around Amazon’s recent announcement/availability of their EBS add-on for EC2. The main reason being that it gets around the deficiency of EC2 wherein you lose all your locally-stored data if someone or something crashes your EC2 instance. Certainly, one of the main uses of EBS will be to persistently host […]