Weekly News Scan: January 6, 2017

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This is a weekly browsing of recent relevant industry news articles, helpful for educating ourselves as well as for sharing with our peers. Please post any thoughts in the comments section!

 

ZDNet: eBay builds its own tool to integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack

From Day One of eBay's cloud journey, the e-commerce company has focused on keeping its developers happy, according to Suneet Nandwani, eBay's senior director of cloud infrastructure and platforms. That's led to several challenges and innovations at the company, the latest of which is the development of TessMaster -- a management framework to deploy Kubernetes on OpenStack. With the emergence of Docker, it became clear that containers are "a technology which developers love," Nandwani told ZDNet. eBay saw cluster managers as a potential way to automate its operations at scale, Nandwani added. "We felt our managability and operability... would actually improve with cluster management." On top of that, advanced scheduling and cluster management could lead to more efficient infrastructure use and, consequently, cost savings.

 

Fortune: Torrid Cloud Growth Continues

Companies continued their adoption of cloud computing services at a rapid clip in 2016, with overall growth expected to rise 25% year over year for that period, according to new numbers from Synergy Research Group. The forecaster estimated aggregate annual revenue from all those cloud segments at nearly $150 billion. Synergy lumps two key cloud categories, known by techies as infrastructure as a service and platform as a service, into one big bucket, which together showed the most dramatic growth rate of 53%. Infrastructure as a service (aka IaaS) is typically exemplified by offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google.

 

Forbes: The Data Warehouse Has Failed, Will Cloud Computing Die Next?

There’s a trend in IT firms. CEOs and evangelists like to try and coin the next major buzz phrase with the word ‘data’ in it. There’s big data, fast data, data analytics, data provenance, time-series data and then there are data lakes, data marts and the data warehouse. TechTarget defines the data warehouse as federated repository (either physical or logical) for all the data that an enterprise's various business systems collect.

 

Business Insider: 11 things we think will happen in business technology in 2017

In 2016, the enterprise technology market had a wild ride: From explosive IPOs to mega-mergers to surprise acquisitions, it was rarely boring. Here's what we think we'll see in 2017 — the continued rise of Amazon, a new day in the White House, and more.

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