How to enlarge root partition and filesystem size of cloud Linux VM at runtime without rebooting Linux

It is common that the root disk space is not enough when running a Virtual Machine in the cloud such as Amazon Web Service (AWS). The cloud storage usually provides tools or facilities to enlarge a virtual disk size. However, to make the Linux recognize and and use the enlarged disks without rebooting the OS, […]

How to set up Insync to synchronize Google Drive and Google Docs files in Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Google Drive is a nice cloud storage service. It provides a suite of nice online document spreadsheet and slide editors Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. The collaborative editing and full history tracking features of Google Docs are excellent. Google Drive gives 16GB free storage which is pretty much larger compared to other free […]

Where to download an old release package of Hadoop?

The download page of Hadoop http://hadoop.apache.org/releases.html only contains several recent release packages. I would like to download some old release packages such as Hadoop 2.5.0 which is not available anymore on the release page. Where to download a copy of the old release? You can download the old release packages of Hadoop on the http://archive.apache.org […]

How to get the metadata of an AWS S3 object?

I upload files using the aws cli http://www.systutorials.com/239665/uploading-large-files-amazon-s3-aws-cli/ . But how to get the metadata of an object in AWS S3? You can use the s3api‘s head-object command to get the metadata of an object. Taking one example: $ aws s3api head-object –bucket test-hkust –key dir2/fileupload/fb0c6353-a90c-4522-9355-7cd16cf756ff.file.txt It will print results like { “AcceptRanges”: “bytes”, “ContentType”: […]

SQL layers on NoSQL databases

What are the SQL layer solution over NoSQL databases such as key/value stores? Phoenix: A SQL layer on HBase: https://github.com/forcedotcom/phoenix They also show some performance results: https://github.com/forcedotcom/phoenix/wiki/Performance Answered by anonymous. F1 – The Fault-Tolerant Distributed RDBMS Supporting Google’s Ad Business: http://research.google.com/pubs/pub38125.html With F1, we have built a novel hybrid system that combines the scalability, fault […]

Data Consistency Models of Public Cloud Storage Services: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage

The public cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage replicate the data to ensure high availability. On the other hand, with data being replicated, the storage services exhibits certain data consistency models. Different cloud service providers employ different data consistency models nowadays. In this post, we survey the data […]