What’s new in Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 7.1

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:

  1. Performance enhancements
  2. Apache Spark 2.x integration
  3. Several other enhancements

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Enabling LDAP Security for DataGrid Cache

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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Using Snyk, NSP and Retire.JS to Identify and Fix Vulnerable Dependencies in your Node.js Applications

Introduction

Dependency management isn’t anything new, however, it has become more of an issue in recent times due to the popularity of frameworks and languages, which have large numbers of 3rd party plugins and modules. With Node.js, keeping dependencies secure is an ongoing and time-consuming task because the majority of Node.js projects rely on publicly available modules or libraries to add functionality. Instead of developers writing code, they end up adding a large number of libraries to their applications. The major benefit of this is the speed at which development can take place. However, with great benefits can also come great pitfalls, this is especially true when it comes to security. As a result of these risks, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) currently ranks “Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities” in the top ten most critical web application vulnerabilities in their latest report.

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Cloud and Containers Labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share them to help you plan your cloud and containers labs experience. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on and how to get the most out of development with containers and in the Cloud using products like OpenShift Container Platform.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs, you can find the exact room and times in the session catalog. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors, and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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Develop and Deploy on OpenShift Next-Gen using Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

The OpenShift Next-Gen platform is available for evaluation: visit https://console.preview.openshift.com/. It is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4. This preview allows you to play with OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 and deploy artifacts. The evaluation is limited to one month. The purpose of the article is to describe how to use Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or JBoss Tools together with this online platform.

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your AppDev & DevOps labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

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Offload your database data into an in-memory data grid for fast processing made easy

An in-memory data grid is a distributed data management platform for application data that:

  • Uses memory (RAM) to store information for very fast, low-latency response time, and very high throughput.
  • Keeps copies of that information synchronized across multiple servers for continuous availability, information reliability, and linear scalability.
  • Can be used as distributed cache, NoSQL database, event broker, compute grid, and Apache Spark data store.

The technical advantages of an in-memory data grid (IMDGs) provide business benefits in the form of faster decision-making, greater productivity, and improved customer engagement and experience.

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Containerizing open-vm-tools – Part 1: The Dockerfile and constructing a systemd unit file

While validating OpenShift Container Platform on a VMware platform the usage of Atomic OS was also a requirement. In the initial reference architecture, the decision was made to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform. This platform was then customized and the same packages as in Atomic were installed via Ansible and Red Hat Network.

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