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Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open…


How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark

Data is produced every second, it comes from millions of sources and is constantly growing. Have you ever thought how much data you personally are generating every day? Data: direct result of our…


Announcing Open Service Broker for Azure 1.0 and more community updates

A few months ago, we announced a preview of the Open Service Broker for Azure (OSBA), the simplest way to connect applications running in cloud native environments, like Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry,…


Coming soon: more Open Source Show episodes, featuring new community hosts

We launched The Open Source Show – featuring our own Suz Hinton, Lena Hall, and Bernd Verst – earlier this year, and, now, we’re excited to share that we are partnering with awesome community members…


Q&A with Kubernetes co-founder Brendan Burns

Today, we announced that Azure Kubernetes Service, which simplifies the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes, is now generally available in five new regions. I sat down with Brendan…


New hands-on labs: Create containerized apps with Kubernetes in Azure

We are excited to offer new hands-on labs based on the book Designing Distributed Systems, by Kubernetes project cofounder, Brendan Burns. The labs in this GitHub repository will help you build…


Countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018

The Azure Container Services team is headed to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’re honored to be Diamond sponsors this year, with a goal to help improve the…


5 reasons you should be doing container native development

Docker and Kubernetes are no longer the bleeding edge of technology; they're the clear platform choice of today and tomorrow. Frequently, though, we developers are writing our applications the way…


Deploying a Java application on Azure Container Service and Cosmos DB

Introduction Bitnami was recently invited to speak at a few Azure Meetups and we took that as an opportunity to demonstrate something cool. We love our partnership with Microsoft and are doing tons…


New "Designing Distributed Systems" O'Reilly e-book, available for free download

Without established design patterns to guide them, developers have had to build distributed systems from scratch, and most of these systems are very unique. Today, the increasing use of containers…