DNSSEC

An introduction to DNSSEC

DNS (Domain Name System) is the “phone book” of the internet – meaning that it translates a human-readable domain name (like ovhcloud.com) into a computer-readable IP (54.39.46.56). The DNS was designed when the internet first started. At that time, the Internet was not as big, or critical as it is today.DNS, therefore, was designed on …

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Why are you still managing your data processing clusters?

Why are you still managing your data processing clusters?

Cluster computing is used to share a computation load among a group of computers. This achieves a higher level of performance and scalability.    Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed and cluster-computing framework, that is much faster than the previous one (Hadoop MapReduce). This is thanks to features like in-memory processing and lazy evaluation. Apache Spark …

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Toward the Democratisation of Premium Bare Metal Cloud

Toward the Democratisation of Premium Bare Metal Cloud

It is a key part of OVHcloud’s identity to innovate at all levels. Our strength lies in constantly challenging ourselves to better respond to our customers’ challenges. The new features that await them for Premium Bare Metal Cloud are the result of our will to drive change, and listen carefully to our customers’ needs. But …

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Improving the quality of data with Apache Spark

Improving the quality of data with Apache Spark

As data consultant experts and heavy Apache Spark users, we felt honoured to become early adopters of OVHcloudData Processing. As a first use case to test this offering, we chose our quality assessment process. As a data consultancy company based in Paris, we build complete and innovative data strategies for our large corporate and public …

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A journey through the wondrous land of Machine Learning or "Can I really buy a palace in Paris for 100,000€?" (Part 2)

A journey through the wondrous land of Machine Learning or “Can I really buy a palace in Paris for 100,000€?” (Part 2)

Spoiler alert, no you can’t. A few months ago, I explained how to use Dataiku – a well-known interactive AI studio – and how to use data, made available by the French government, to build a Machine Learning model predicting the market value of real estate. Sadly, it failed miserably: when I tried it on …

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Privacy Shield : Invalidation

Privacy Shield: Invalidation

On 16 July, in a much-awaited ruling (C-311/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union  (ECJ) dealt a serious blow to the practice of transferring personal data to countries outside the European Union.    A bit of history…   This case dates back to 25 June 2013, when Mr Maximilian Schrems, an European citizen, filed a complaint with the Irish …

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Declarative integration tests in a microservice environment

Declarative integration tests in a microservice environment

At OVHcloud, the Domain Names team currently manages a total of 5 millions domain names. To handle this volume, and anticipate future growth, we have been migrating our information system from a monolith to a microservice-inspired architecture. Although this ongoing migration presents lots of advantages over the monolithic approach (scalability being the most obvious), a …

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