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When Kubernetes met Spark: what native Kubernetes support means for “big data” and data science

When Kubernetes met Spark: what native Kubernetes support means for “big data” and data science

The recent news from Wall Street about the merger of two of the original “big data” companies, Cloudera and Hortonworks (now called “Cloudera”) made a lot of noise across the Big Tech Finance marketplace, certainly here in Silicon Valley. But… Continue Reading

Hands-on cloud lifecycle virtualization for hands-free automation

Hands-on cloud lifecycle virtualization for hands-free automation

The good news about modern virtualization technologies like KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and containers (e.g., LXC) is that you get almost limitless options for spinup and teardown of clusters, machines, networks and so on. That’s also the bad… Continue Reading

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

Ten things to know about Kubernetes on Amazon (EKS): First of 2 posts

(Note: This is part one of a two-part series on Amazon EKS; to see a more in-depth review and recommendations, see Part II: “Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you” .)… Continue Reading

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

Note: This is part two of a two-part series on Amazon EKS. ICYMI, here's a comprehensive intro overview get ypou up top speed on EKS: “Ten things to know about Kubernetes on AWS”.) By this… Continue Reading

The hidden costs (and benefits) of cloud migration

Introducing: CloudGeometry

At Bekitzur over the last decade or so, we’ve built a successful managed software development company and grown our team to over 100 skilled professionals. A key strategy has been getting our hands dirty with… Continue Reading

The Data Science Myth is not about Data Scientists

The Data Science Myth is not about Data Scientists

This is true: big data is cheaper and faster, but harder; data scientists have the skills, and are in great demand. True, but only partially. Yes, data scientists make a huge difference, but if only they have the… Continue Reading

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

OWASP ZAP penetration security testing tool

A new tool is available for those who would benefit from automated penetration testing and who don’t have the internal know-how or resources to deal with the problem of security testing for their web or… Continue Reading

The Data Engineering Checklist for Data Science

The Data Engineering Checklist for Data Science

What comes after Big Data? Bigger data. Demands on data scientists are growing even faster. They need to the resources and tools to make ever more effective use of their time. Expanding Data Engineering holds… Continue Reading

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

Infrastructure testing as a part of GDPR compliance according to OWASP & NCSC

By this time the swarm of emails related to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has slowed down since it first went into effect on 25 May 2018. From this date, non-compliance with the regulation may… Continue Reading

Figuring out if Kubernetes on AWS (EKS) is right for you: Second of 2 posts

GDPR Compliance by design

GDPR - it’s a new buzzword we keep hearing nowadays. While it was initially addressed towards big players like Facebook, Google and LinkedIn - it also affects small businesses. If you’ve had the chance to… Continue Reading

50 shades of grey, or how a web theme drives B2B SaaS product consistency

50 shades of grey, or how a web theme drives B2B SaaS product consistency

The boundaries are blurring between software-as-a-service and application design. It’s not just about the consistency in separation of the front end of the back end. For your SaaS platform the best practices for well structured code apply as much… Continue Reading

How Ethereum Smart Contracts work

How Ethereum Smart Contracts work

Blockchain is a technology of decentralized data storage that provides a high-security level and enables data manipulation occurred within the certain rules. This confidence is ensured by the fact that data array is stored at… Continue Reading

Bekitzur: The biggest challenges of Blogchain tech in 2017 – tokenization, smart contracts, cryptocurrency, etc

Blockchain’s next challenges

The first generation of blockchain applications, mainly Bitcoin derivatives, do not store real (non-cryptocurrency) data in the blockchain itself. Instead, they store hashes (digital fingerprint). These hashes represent digital assets on-chain. This way, the blockchain… Continue Reading

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