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Big Data applications are used for everything from targeting retail customers to bringing new pharmaceuticals to market more quickly. As their name suggests, they are built to acquire, sort and put to use vast sets of information, whether the data points are historical sales figures for a product, results of clinical trial simulations or details in an online dating profile. There are plenty of freely available tools out there for building Big Data applications, most notably Apache Hadoop, which supports distributed storage and processing using commodity hardware. Partnerships between companies like Intel - the chipmaker has worked on Big Data frameworks such as its Trusted Analytics Platform, available on Rackspace and Amazon Web Services - and Cloudera, a company that specializes in Hadoop, have also made it easier for organizations to build Hadoop applications in... (more)

Test Strategies During Agile Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DigitalTransformation

Speed has always been a major challenge in software development, as waterfall projects took up a significant amount of time to carry out due to lengthy operational and manual processes. Under this setup, you could expect your initiative to take months or even years to reach completion. In the mobile environment, this type of drawn out schedule is no longer feasible, especially when it comes to fixing issues and quickly addressing emerging user requirements. Organizations gravitated toward agile testing methodologies and software practices to jumpstart their journey toward bette... (more)

Testing and Security Measures | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Agile #Cybersecurity

How to Address Security Measures While Testing Cyberthreats have become more sophisticated over the years, improving methods to take advantage of software information and even completely shut down systems to hold data ransom. As a result, developers and testers must be able to ensure that their programs have the necessary protections in place to prevent attacks and keep business information safe. Here are a few tips to help teams address security measures during testing. 1. Designate an expert Within a team there should be a person delegated to investigate and document all securi... (more)

Three Things About DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

There are few trends in enterprise IT receiving more attention in 2016 than DevOps. A combo of the words "development" and "operations," DevOps is a term that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Sometimes it refers to specific software or hardware tools, e.g., a DevOps automation platform for spinning up test labs or sandboxes - but more often it is used to describe a broad new approach to culture within an organization. Essentially, DevOps is conceived of as a way to break down the longstanding barriers between siloed development, operations and QA teams.... (more)

DevOps and Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Test automation is arguably the most important innovation to the process of QA testing in software development. The ability to automate regression testing and other repetitive test cases can significantly reduce the overall production time for even the most complex solutions. As software continues to be developed for new platforms - including mobile devices and the diverse array of endpoints that will be created during the rise of the Internet of Things - automation integration will have a huge hand to play delivering reliable, multifunctional products that end users want and nee... (more)