DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #571 - 5th December 2021
Lots of tools this week, from Kubernetes autoscaling to kernels for low level compute, to high level domain specific deployment tools and more.
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An interesting post on the concept of sharding, why general purpose sharding is useful, and notes on a new project in this space.
Insider threat is something some teams and organisations need to carefully consider. This post provides a clear set of scenarios, along with real-world examples.
Vulnerability data is often messier that you might realise. A few interesting posts analysing the central CVE database, looking at quality and growth. Lots of research opportunities here.
Skip the title, this post provides a nice introduction to Nix, especially if you have familiarity with Docker.
Kusk is a new Kubernetes ingress controller that routes requests based on an OpenAPI specification, reducing repetition.
A new Kubernetes autoscaling service, Karpenter observes the aggregate resource requests of unscheduled pods and makes decisions to launch and terminate nodes to minimize scheduling latencies and infrastructure cost.
Hubris is a lightweight, memory-protected, message-passing kernel for deeply embedded systems. An interesting vision for open source low level compute.
Acra is a database security suite. It provides a proxy with field-level encryption, search through encrypted data, SQL injections prevention, intrusion detection, honeypots and more for a variety of SQL and NoSQL databases.
I’m a big fan of higher level domain-specific tools that focus on specific ecosystems. Kuby is a new Kubernetes deployment tool that’s highly optimised for Ruby on Rails.