What’s the point: Apache Hudi, Puppet Remediate, Icinga, and more

What's the point

The Apache Software Foundation has welcomed another big data project into its top-level realm. Apache Hudi, which is short for Hadoop Upserts Deletes and Incrementals, “enables stream processing on top of Apache Hadoop compatible cloud stores & distributed file systems”. It features upsert/delete support, transactional commits/rollbacks, timeline metadata for audit tracking, and a built-in ingestion tool that works with a variety of other Apache projects in the data streaming and processing space.

Thanks to its efficiency when compared to traditional batch processing, Hudi counts organisations such as the Alibaba Group and Tencent amongst its users. The project was submitted into the foundation’s incubator in January 2019, but was initially developed at drive-share company Uber, which open-sourced its creation in 2017.

Puppet Remediate takes closer look at network activity

IT-automation provider Puppet has released version 1.3 of its SecOps tool Remediate onto its user base. The new release adds some customer-requested features to the product, including a function that records events initiated to get rid of vulnerabilities, and an improved audit log. The latter now also takes notes on user, source, credential, and task management events.

Other than that, the Puppet team has added some more options to the security source configuration, so that users can adjust the frequency in which data is polled and have a say in how severe a vulnerability has to be in order to be acknowledged by the tool.

Icinga updates Windows and web tools

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The team behind the Icinga monitoring tools has finished working on v2.8 of Icinga Web and Icinga for Windows 1.1. Both versions are ready for downloading now.

While users of the Windows flavour can look forward to improved console logging, ways to write into the operating system’s event log, new monitoring plugins and a component installer, Web is more about smaller improvements. Ops folks are now able to properly use the tool with PHP 7.4 and MySQL 8, filter for range values, and block specific roles from accessing contacts. Details can be found in the release announcements.

Prometheus gets 2.19 out for a test drive

Speaking of monitoring, cloud-native monitoring favourite Prometheus will soon be releasing version 2.19. To make sure it goes out with as few bugs as possible, there’s now a first release candidate available, allowing users to give some final feedback on reduced contention in isolation for high load, discover support for Triton global zones, and increased alert resend delay.

Update: Aaand Prometheus 2.19 is out…get over here for a closer look at the new features.

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