About two years ago, Red Hat IT finished migrating our customer-facing authentication system to Red Hat Single Sign-On (Red Hat SSO). As a result, we were quite pleased with the performance and flexibility of the new platform. Due to some architectural decisions that were made in order to optimize for uptime using the technologies at our disposal, we were unable to take full advantage of Red Hat SSO’s robust feature set until now. This article describes how we’re now addressing database and session replication between global sites.
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Earlier this year, Red Hat announced the Red Hat Cache Service which is a distributed in-memory caching service that runs on Red Hat OpenShift. Red Hat Data Grid is used as the core of the cache service. The cache service is one of the things you can easily install on OpenShift through the OpenShift Service Catalog. You can find the cache service in the Red Hat OpenShift Online Pro tier. (Alternatively, you can install the Cache Service on your own Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform installation by following the installation manual.)
The Cache Service automatically calculates the amount of user storage based on the container size it’s scheduled on. Typically, it’s 512MB. What’s more interesting is that the Cache Service can operate near the full memory capacity (~97–98 %).
The automatic memory adjustment gives you a nice opportunity to try out the new Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (which now supports memory and custom metrics-based autoscaling). The autoscaler monitors the amount of memory used by the container and adds or removes Cache Service pods based on this measurement.
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The scavenger hunt game developed for the audience to play during the Red Hat Summit 2018 demo used Red Hat Data Grid as storage for everything except the pictures taken by the participants. Data was stored across three different cloud environments using cross-site replication. In this blog post, we will look at how data was flowing through Data Grid and explain the Data Grid features powering different aspects of the game’s functionality.
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If you saw or heard about the multi-cloud demo at Red Hat Summit 2018, this article details how we ran Red Hat Data Grid in active-active-active mode across three cloud providers. This set up enabled us to show a fail over between cloud providers in real time with no loss of data. In addition to Red Hat Data Grid, we used Vert.x (reactive programming), OpenWhisk (serverless), and Red Hat Gluster Storage (software-defined storage.)
This year’s Red Hat Summit was quite an adventure for all of us. A trip to San Francisco is probably on the bucket list of IT geeks from all over the world. Also, we were able to meet many other Red Hatters, who work remotely for Red Hat as we do. However, the best part was that we had something important to say: “we believe in the hybrid/multi cloud” and we got to prove that live on stage.
Photo credit: Bolesław Dawidowicz
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The JBoss Ecosystem is very large and diverse, while you are looking for step by steps and practical introduction to the major JBoss products or looking for tips to improve your business by coupling JBoss Products, this book is for you.
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How do customers build an end-to-end IoT solution using commercial grade, open source products? This is the question we (Patrick Steiner, Maggie Hu and I) wanted to address with our session at the Red Hat Summit, Boston. The end-to-end solution is based on three-tier Enterprise IoT Architecture, which integrates IoT data with existing business processes and the human element.
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Most of the time, when we think about collecting, parsing and storing Logs, the first thing that pops in our mind is the ElasticStack or ELK. It is well positioned in developer and sysadmin’s minds. The stack combines the popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana projects together to easy the collection/aggregation, store, and visualization of application logs. As an Apache Camel rider and Infinispan enthusiast, I prepared this exercise to produce my own log collector and store stack using Red Hat’s products, JBoss Fuse and JBoss Data Grid, instead.
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This article describes how to run a client-server application for JBoss Data Grid on Openshift using Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.0 Beta and Minishift. This environment for this tutorial can be set up quickly following up this previous post on the Developer Blog.
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We’re excited to announce the availability of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid (JDG) Version 7.1.
Thanks and congratulations to the JDG engineering and product management team for this release.
JDG 7.1 release focuses on the following areas:
- Performance enhancements
- Apache Spark 2.x integration
- Several other enhancements
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Expanding on Tristan’s blog, where he spoke of enabling security for JBoss Data Grid caches, in this post we will cover how to add LDAP based security to the JDG caches. The principles and techniques remain defined by Tristan, but there are some minor changes that I will be highlighting in this blog for a successful working configuration of JDG enabled with LDAP security.
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