WAF, a Popular Automation Tool

WAF is one among the various popular automation tools like Apache Ant, Bazel, CMake, and Make. Automation tools are used to facilitate the compilation and installation of an application/software/package in a system. The importance of automation can be best explained through an imaginary situation like 100 coded files required to be compiled to complete the… Read more »

NMAP, The Free and Open Source Tool

In an unsecured scenario, security tools are inevitable to safeguard your system. A plethora of security tools are available in the market for network administrators to make use of. These are paid tools, which are based on FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). Here, let’s have a look at Nmap. Nmap stands for Network Mapper…. Read more »

Features of NewSQL

NewSQL is a class of modern Relational Database Management System that seek to provide the same scalable performance of NoSQL systems for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and read-write workloads, while maintaining the ACID guarantees of a traditional database system. The term was first used by 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett in a 2011 research paper,… Read more »

MemSQL : SQL based Database Management System

MemSQL is a distributed SQL based Database Management System. On April 23, 2013, MemSQL launched its first generally available version of the database to the public. In order to process highly volatile workloads, MemSQL combines lock-free data structures and just-in-time compilation (JIT). More specifically, MemSQL implements lock-free hash tables and lock-free skip lists in memory… Read more »

KEEPASS

In modern times, we often deal with voluminous number of passwords. For some websites too, we need passwords and applications to log in. Cpanel, WHM, mail accounts and FTP accounts require passwords to gain access. Hence it is not strange that people opt for easy passwords and also they tend to reuse passwords for multiple… Read more »

Kali Linux: Professional Penetration-Testing Distro

Kali Linux, a Debian based Linux distribution is funded and maintained by Offensive security, a training company that deals with information security. It has more than 300 tools, which are used for Penetration Testing, Security Research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux was released on March 13, 2013, and it was a total rebuilt… Read more »

Internet of Things (IOT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of physical objects that feature an IP address for Internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices. Physical devices like buildings can collect and exchange data, when they are embedded with electronics, software and network connectivity. As the objects represent themselves digitally,… Read more »

GlusterFS

Gluster is one of the best open source storage platforms, which mainly focuses on dividing the storage and managing the explosive growth of unstructured data. It is isolated from other storage technologies and it keeps a unified global namespace to virtualize the disk and memory resources into a single shared pool that is centrally controlled…. Read more »

Ganglia

Ganglia, the scalable distributed monitoring system is meant for high-performance computing systems like Clusters and Grids. Based on a hierarchical design, Ganglia is targeted at federations of clusters. It leverages widely used technologies such as XML for data representations, XDR for compact, portable data transport, and RRD tool for data storage and visualizations. It uses… Read more »

vnStat

The graphical front end is what makes VnStat different other monitoring tools available today. It is used to view and monitor bandwidth usage in network traffic. It uses a web based interface to establish connection and represent those findings in a nice graphical interface, which is developed using PHP. It is helpful for administrative activities… Read more »

  • Microsoft joins Linux foundation as a platinum member

    Linux foundation is a non-profit organization, which focuses on promoting, protecting, and standardizing Linux by hosting important workgroups, events, and online resources. The focus is on the growth of Linux and sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, supported by leading technology companies and developers from around the world. Linux foundation focuses on generating… Read more »

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  • CROSS-SITE SCRIPTING

    The modern websites are more dynamic in nature than erstwhile websites, giving a whole lot of vibrant content and making the user experience more enjoyable. Dynamic contents can be developed using web based applications that deliver different output depending on the users and their settings. Cross Site Scripting is a serious security vulnerability found in… Read more »

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  • Apache Cassandra: Not Only SQL

    Cassandra is a NoSQL database, which provides a mechanism to store and retrieve data other than the tabular relations used in relational databases. These databases are schema-free, support easy replication, have simple API and can handle huge amounts of data. Simplicity of design, horizontal scaling and finer control of availability are the major objectives of… Read more »

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  • BOWER for front-end package managment

      Bower is a set in stone solution to the problem of front-end package management. For web applications, it is a good choice. Building up websites required a lot of package managers like Composer and NPM, which have proved efficient. They help in simplifying the installation and updation of package dependencies. The website comprises CSS… Read more »

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  • Open Source Web Analytic Tools

        Web analytics tools are mainly used to measure the web traffic, but it also helps in doing Analysis Data collection Reporting of web data for understanding and optimizing web pages.   Google Analytics is the most widely used cloud-based web analytics service. However, with Google Analytics, your data is locked into Google eco-system… Read more »

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  • Google BigTable

      The name Google is synonymous with web technology. For every web user across the world it is a household name. Popular applications of Google like Search, Analytics , Maps and Gmail are extensively used in all parts of the world by millions. The key behind its storage management capabilities is a NoSQL database set… Read more »

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  • Apache Hive

    In the modern era, companies are now dealing with ever increasing volumes of big data. Big data simple means a large volume of different varieties of data. Processing big data with traditional means was almost impossible and hence Apache foundation came up with innovative software, Apache Hadoop to solve the issue. The interest around the… Read more »

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  • How Capistrano different from Puppet and Chef ?

    Automation is the best way to manage large scale systems and servers. While doing updates or applying patches, it is difficult to manage hundreds or thousands of servers. Installing patches and updates to each and every server is time consuming and tedious. It demands allocation of more human resources. In cluster like solutions, same configuration… Read more »

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  • Video CDN in Modern Hosting premises

    A Video Content Delivery Network delivers live and on-demand, high-quality videos to web-connected devices over a large geographically dispersed network of servers. The major strength of Video CDN is the caching concept. When a viewer submits a request, the server caching content near the user’s location delivers the video. This will accelerate the delivery. Aside… Read more »

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  • Puppet to automate risks

    Puppet is a free software written in Ruby and is designed to manage configuration and automate tasks. Puppet uses a declarative Ruby-like Domain-Specific Language (DSL) in its command-line environment and works on major Linux, Unix and Windows systems. The two solutions for which Puppet is used for are configuration management and data centre automation. In… Read more »

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  • Tails for privacy and anonymity

    Tails or The Amnesic Incognito Live System is a security-focused, debian-based Linux distribution aimed at preserving privacy and anonymity. It helps in using internet anonymously and circumventing censorship on the move, without leaving any traces unless explicitly ask for. Here all connections to the internet are diverted through Tor network. It uses state-of-the-art cryptographic tools… Read more »

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  • Scalability of Hosting Solution and its impact on the website

    A website helps an entrepreneur to connect his business to the world through the medium of Internet. But some of the impending hurdles come in the form of finding a creative web developer, a suitable hosting package, and a professional team to manage the website. Once the website development is complete, it is imperative to… Read more »

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