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Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda--who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond--explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
The number of devices we use on a daily basis is growing, with different devices playing different role at different times. Our ability as designers to control where users are coming from and how they get around the experiences we design is fading. Yet our need to ensure we understand where they are in their journey, so that we can deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device, is ever more important. By applying tried-and-tested storytelling principles from film, fiction, and music and applying them to the context of design and business, this book takes you on a journey to explore why storytelling matters and how you can apply it to your multi-device design projects and to your organization. For UX designers who want to learn how to apply simple storytelling tools, this comprehensive guide is a must.Understand the role of storytelling and why it matters in multi-device design Learn how to apply storytelling principles and tools to your project Define multi-device interaction design, and create a better user experience across devices Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your multi-device design work Take advantage of case studies and examples of DOs and DON'Ts
Discover a practical, streamlined approach to information systems development that focuses on the latest developments with Tilley's SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 12E and MindTap digital resources. Real examples clearly demonstrate both traditional and emerging approaches to systems analysis and design, including object-oriented and agile methods. You also study cloud computing and mobile applications as this edition presents an easy-to-follow approach to systems analysis and design. Meaningful projects, insightful assignments and both online and printed exercises emphasize the critical thinking and IT skills that are most important in today's dynamic, business-related environment. New MindTap ConceptClip videos and a new online continuing case further demonstrate concepts for success in today's competitive and rapidly changing business world.
This insightful text presents a guide to video distribution networks (VDNs), providing illuminating perspectives on reducing power consumption in IP-based video networks from an authoritative selection of experts in the field. A particular focus is provided on aspects of architectures, models, Internet protocol television (IPTV), over-the-top (OTT) video content, video on demand (VoD) encoding and decoding, mobile terminals, wireless multimedia sensor networks (WMSNs), software defined networking (SDN), and techno-economic issues. Topics and features: reviews the fundamentals of video over IP distribution systems, and the trade-offs between network/service performance and energy efficiency in VDNs; describes the characterization of the main elements in a video distribution chain, and techniques to decrease energy consumption in software-based VoD encoding; introduces an approach to reduce power consumption in mobile terminals during video playback, and in data center networks using the SDN paradigm; discusses the strengths and limitations of different methods for measuring the energy consumption of mobile devices; proposes optimization methods to improve the energy efficiency of WMSNs, and a routing algorithm that reduces energy consumption while maintaining the bandwidth; presents an economic analysis of the savings yielded by approaches to minimize energy consumption of IPTV and OTT video content services. The broad coverage and practical insights offered in this timely volume will be of great value to all researchers, practitioners and students involved with computer and telecommunication systems.
This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 11427 and 11428 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019. The total of 42 full and 8 short tool demo papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: SAT and SMT, SAT solving and theorem proving; verification and analysis; model checking; tool demo; and machine learning. Part II: concurrent and distributed systems; monitoring and runtime verification; hybrid and stochastic systems; synthesis; symbolic verification; and safety and fault-tolerant systems.
This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1406 High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet) project. Long considered important pillars of the scientific method, Modelling and Simulation have evolved from traditional discrete numerical methods to complex data-intensive continuous analytical optimisations. Resolution, scale, and accuracy have become essential to predict and analyse natural and complex systems in science and engineering. When their level of abstraction raises to have a better discernment of the domain at hand, their representation gets increasingly demanding for computational and data resources. On the other hand, High Performance Computing typically entails the effective use of parallel and distributed processing units coupled with efficient storage, communication and visualisation systems to underpin complex data-intensive applications in distinct scientific and technical domains. It is then arguably required to have a seamless interaction of High Performance Computing with Modelling and Simulation in order to store, compute, analyse, and visualise large data sets in science and engineering. Funded by the European Commission, cHiPSet has provided a dynamic trans-European forum for their members and distinguished guests to openly discuss novel perspectives and topics of interests for these two communities. This cHiPSet compendium presents a set of selected case studies related to healthcare, biological data, computational advertising, multimedia, finance, bioinformatics, and telecommunications.
Build, secure, and deploy real-world serverless applications in AWS and peek into the serverless cloud offerings from Azure, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud Key Features Build serverless applications with AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation and AWS CloudWatch Perform data analytics and natural language processing(NLP)on the AWS serverless platform Explore various design patterns and best practices involved in serverless computing Book DescriptionManaging physical servers will be a thing of the past once you're able to harness the power of serverless computing. If you're already prepped with the basics of serverless computing, Serverless Programming Cookbook will help you take the next step ahead. This recipe-based guide provides solutions to problems you might face while building serverless applications. You'll begin by setting up Amazon Web Services (AWS), the primary cloud provider used for most recipes. The next set of recipes will cover various components to build a Serverless application including REST APIs, database, user management, authentication, web hosting, domain registration, DNS management, CDN, messaging, notifications and monitoring. The book also introduces you to the latest technology trends such as Data Streams, Machine Learning and NLP. You will also see patterns and practices for using various services in a real world application. Finally, to broaden your understanding of Serverless computing, you'll also cover getting started guides for other cloud providers such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM cloud. By the end of this book, you'll have acquired the skills you need to build serverless applications efficiently using various cloud offerings. What you will learn Serverless computing in AWS and explore services with other clouds Develop full-stack apps with API Gateway, Cognito, Lambda and DynamoDB Web hosting with S3, CloudFront, Route 53 and AWS Certificate Manager SQS and SNS for effective communication between microservices Monitoring and troubleshooting with CloudWatch logs and metrics Explore Kinesis Streams, Amazon ML models and Alexa Skills Kit Who this book is forFor developers looking for practical solutions to common problems while building a serverless application, this book provides helpful recipes. To get started with this intermediate-level book, knowledge of basic programming is a must.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, TPCTC 2018, held in conjunction with the 44th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2018) in August 2018.The 10 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The TPC encourages researchers and industry experts to present and debate novel ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization.
For courses in structured systems analysis and design. Developing advanced system analysts Prioritizing the practical over the technical, Modern Systems Analysis and Design presents the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools, and perspectives essential for systems analysts to develop information systems. The authors assume students have taken an introductory course on computer systems and have experience designing programs in at least one programming language. By drawing on the systems development life cycle, the authors provide a conceptual and systematic framework while progressing through topics logically. The 9th edition has been completely revised to adapt to the changing environment for systems development, with a renewed focus on agile methodologies.
This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of 13 workshops held at the 33rd International ISC High Performance 2018 Conference, in Frankfurt, Germany, in June 2018: HPC I/O in the Data Center, HPC-IODC 2018; Workshop on Performance and Scalability of Storage Systems, WOPSSS 2018; 13th Workshop on Virtualization in High--Performance Cloud Computing, VHPC 2018; Third International Workshop on In Situ Visualization, WOIV 2018; 4th International Workshop on Communication Architectures for HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning and Clouds at Extreme Scale, ExaComm 2018; International Workshop on OpenPOWER for HPC, IWOPH 2018; IXPUG Workshop: Many-Core Computing on Intel Processors; Workshop on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems; Approximate and Transprecision Computing on Emerging Technologies, ATCET 2018; First Workshop on the Convergence of Large-Scale Simulation and Artificial Intelligence; Third Workshop for Open Source Supercomputing, OpenSuCo 2018; First Workshop on Interactive High-Performance Computing; Workshop on Performance Portable Programming Models for Accelerators, P^3MA 2018. The 53 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. They cover all aspects of research, development, and application of large-scale, high performance experimental and commercial systems. Topics include HPC computer architecture and hardware; programming models, system software, and applications; solutions for heterogeneity, reliability, power efficiency of systems; virtualization and containerized environments; big data and cloud computing; and artificial intelligence.
This authoritative and comprehensive handbook is the definitive work on the current state of the art of Biometric Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) - also known as Biometric Anti-Spoofing. Building on the success of the previous, pioneering edition, this thoroughly updated second edition has been considerably expanded to provide even greater coverage of PAD methods, spanning biometrics systems based on face, fingerprint, iris, voice, vein, and signature recognition. New material is also included on major PAD competitions, important databases for research, and on the impact of recent international legislation. Valuable insights are supplied by a selection of leading experts in the field, complete with results from reproducible research, supported by source code and further information available at an associated website. Topics and features: reviews the latest developments in PAD for fingerprint biometrics, covering optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, and issues of interoperability; examines methods for PAD in iris recognition systems, and the application of stimulated pupillary light reflex for this purpose; discusses advancements in PAD methods for face recognition-based biometrics, such as research on 3D facial masks and remote photoplethysmography (rPPG); presents a survey of PAD for automatic speaker recognition (ASV), including the use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and an overview of relevant databases; describes the results yielded by key competitions on fingerprint liveness detection, iris liveness detection, and software-based face anti-spoofing; provides analyses of PAD in fingervein recognition, online handwritten signature verification, and in biometric technologies on mobile devicesincludes coverage of international standards, the E.U. PSDII and GDPR directives, and on different perspectives on presentation attack evaluation. This text/reference is essential reading for anyone involved in biometric identity verification, be they students, researchers, practitioners, engineers, or technology consultants. Those new to the field will also benefit from a number of introductory chapters, outlining the basics for the most important biometrics.