How New City Energy Is Supporting Sustainability with Grafana

Grafana isn’t just being used for monitoring applications. Andrew Rodgers, Senior Systems Architect at New City Energy, spoke in Amsterdam at GrafanaCon EU 2018 about how his organization is using Grafana to measure energy usage in municipal buildings in Washington D.C. for the Department of General Services (DGS).


The Safe (and Unsafe) Ways to Use Public Links for Collaboration

Earlier this week security firm Adversis published an article that exposed a vulnerability with a consumer-grade file sharing provider, which was created by the use of public links. For those who may not be familiar, many content collaboration solutions allow users to create links to one or more files or folders that can easily be shared internally or externally via text, email, social media, etc. (more info on links).


Wire Data, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything, Say It Again Now!

What IS Wire Data? I was going to come up with my own definition, but I think Wikipedia gave a fine, albeit academic, explanation. For me, wire data falls into two categories—verbose (like packet capture) and metadata. The easier of the two to operationalize (and which provide arguably the most bang for your buck) is metadata, which we'll focus on in this blog post!


All the Ways to Connect Your Azure SQL Data Warehouse with Talend

Azure SQL Data Warehouse (DW) has quickly become one of the most important elements of the Azure Data Services landscape. Customers are flocking to Azure SQL DW to take advantage of its rich functionality, broad availability and ease-of-use. As a result, Talend’s world-class capabilities in data integration, data quality and preparation, and data governance are a natural fit with Azure SQL DW.


Kubernetes AuditSync: Real-time K8s Audits and Forensics

This technical deep dive highlights key capabilities released as part of Twistlock 19.03. To learn more about what’s included with Twistlock 19.03, check out our full release blog post. Securing your environment does not stop at just the container or container runtime level. Rather, properly securing your resources requires a more holistic approach.


Community roundup: making the switch from Nagios to Sensu

Wherever you’re at in your monitoring journey, you’ve probably used Nagios at one time or another. Love it or hate it, a legacy tool like Nagios played a critical role in establishing monitoring as a practice and helped train a generation of operators who required visibility into system dependencies and performance.