This is my 13th #DaysOfArm article that tracks some of the experiences that I’ve had so far. And just to recap from the first post (here) on June 12 2021.
It’s been just over 2 weeks since the launch of Ampere Arm deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Check this article out to learn more (here). And it’s been about one week since I started looking into the new architecture and deployment, since I started provisioning the VM.Standard.A1.Flex Compute Shape on OCI and since I started migrating a specific application that has many different variations to it to test it all out.
This is my next learning is another retrospective with the OCI Arcade deployment the full stack is now being deployed on 1 OCPU with 6 GB of RAM in an Always Free Tier tenancy.
It’s been less than month ago that I published about the OCI Arcade being deployed on Arm (here). At that point in time, I augmented the kafka streaming branch and reduced the footprint from 2 VMs to 1 VM.
I recently was notified about the Coherence Community Edition release 21.06 (here) and one of the features was the update to the publicly available docker images which now included a cross-platform version supporting both x86-64 and arm64 architectures. With a few tweaks today and rebuild using Jenkins, the kafka-arm64 branch has been transformed to include Coherence and Kafka in the same deployment.
The git repositories have been updated with the changes in the
If you want to try this out yourself or work on your own application, sign-up (here) for the free Oracle Cloud Trial. I’d be interested to hear your experiences and learn from others as well. Leave a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to collaborate.
There’s plenty of work to make this more achievable for everyone. And hence sharing this knowledge is the reason why I’m writing this series – #XDaysOfArm. I’ll keep documenting as long as I keep learning.