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A chat with Doug Cutting about Hadoop

We had the chance to interview Doug Cutting during the Cloudera Sessions in Paris, October 2014. Doug is the creator behind Hadoop and Cloudera's Chief Architect. Here is our exchange below: A question is: how does it feel to see that Hadoop is actually becoming the must have, the default way of storing and computing over data in large enterprise companies? Rationally it feels very good. It’s a technology that’s supposed to do that. Emotionally it’s very satisfying, but also I must say I must…

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Save the date USI 2016

See you on June 6 and 7, 2016 Brace yourselves, USI is back June 6 and 7, 2016 at the Carrousel du Louvre! A unique speaker line-up Over the past 8 years, the conference has grown to become a benchmark for major international conferences on digital transformation. 1600 attendees are expected this year. USI’s unique speaker line-up provides a fresh outlook on new technologies. Explore the trends, expand your network and experience inspiring talks in the very heart of Paris. USI speaks to all players involved…

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N°1 betting operator in Europe lets you dive in an immersive horse race

What if you could race like a jockey ? It is now possible with "LeTrot 360 Digital Immersion", an immersive experience created by PMU (N°1 parimutual operator in Europe) and OCTO Technology! On the 25th november, our team was proudly on stage during the “J-60 Grand Prix d’Amérique” Countdown Gala to provide guests an immersive horse racing experience using Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

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Flocker overview

If you've started using Docker for a while you might be asking the same question «how to manage a group of Docker containers into a consistent topology?».

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Web Scale IT (Or, The Patterns of the Giants of the Web) in Gartner’s Top 10 for 2015

Gartner’s long-awaited  Top 10 strategic technological trends  for 20151 have just been released this month and, for the second consecutive year2, one our most cherished topics at OCTO is prominently featured. In Gartner terminology, what we call the Practices of the  Giants of the Web 3, 4 becomes Web-Scale IT , and is inspired by "large cloud services firms"5, 6. Here, we offer a brief overview of this trend for 2015.

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Octo hosted the first Swiss DevOps Meetup

Octo Technology hosted last week in Lausanne (Switzerland) the first meetup of the Swiss DevOps community. As guest speaker, @NuttySwiss, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter gave a talk about Apache Mesos, Aurora and SRE. Mesos is the heart of Twitter infrastructure and allows to run multiple services in a reliable way inside their data centers. Aurora is the scheduler that run on top of Mesos. SRE stands for Site Reliability Engineering. Octo was happy to welcome this meetup and is looking forward to help the Swiss…

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Web Giants: video and slides of January 24th conference at São Paulo

On January 24th in São Paulo, Mathieu Despriée - Consultant and Senior Architect at OCTO Technology - gave a talk about the innovative practices the Web Giants use to apply: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix and LinkedIn to name some. Here are the video and the slides, covering the following topics: Reduce the Time to Market; Mitigate issues when dealing with growing traffic and high volumes of data; Excellence and quality for the products.         Links Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGW631c4cO0 Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/OCTOTechnology/minicourse-web-giants/ Dedicated website to the Web Giants (in French): http://www.geantsduweb.com/

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