IBM to Represent Redli

Redli is a new command line interface for Redis database 
27 August 2018   1353

IBM Compose, which develops a secure cloud environment for various databases, introduced the open source Redli command-line interface (CLI) to the non-relational high-performance Redis DBMS. A special feature of the client is a convenient connection to servers protected by TLS / SSL security protocols.

The developers argue that working with secure Redis servers using the default command-line client, redis-cli, is a nuisance. For each connection, you need to configure the Stunnel utility, which provides a secure connection, send the server to the local port and, finally, connect to this port using redis-cli.

Authors of Redli tried to solve the problem using the script stunredis for automated tuning of tunnels on demand, but it did not always work correctly.

IBM specialists wrote a CLI client in the Go programming language using the Redigo command line flags, the interactive library, and JSON from the Redis documentation. Among the key features of Redli there are:

  • rediss schemes in unified resource identifiers (URIs) to fully specify a connection to the Redis database;
  • --tls flag for activation of TLS / SSL protocols, as well as-h, -p and -a, which are similar to those in redis-cli;
  • the --long flag indicating the full server name and port in the string;
  • help with help on each command;
  • completion of the tab for commands;
  • history of each session;
  • All the Redis supported teams, including the future ones;
  • immediate execution of operations Redis, written immediately after the command Redli.

According to the developers, due to the principles of the interface, it does not yet support the special flags of debugging and reports --stat,--latency and --bigkeys. This will be fixed in future updates.

In February 2017, due to problems with Redis clusters, the version control system GitLab failed for half an hour after an unsuccessful update attempt.

Huawei May Use Russian OS Instead Android

Due to US sanctions, popular smartphone manufacturer is negotiating of using Russian OS called Aurora, which is based on Sailfish OS
11 June 2019   487

The Bell has received information from several unnamed sources about the discussion of the possibility of using the proprietary mobile operating system Aurora on some types of Huawei devices.

The movement in the direction of Aurora has so far limited itself only to a discussion of the possibility of using this OS, no plans have been presented. The discussion was attended by the Minister of Digital Development and Communications Konstantin Noskov and the Executive Director of Huawei. The meeting also raised the issue of creating a joint production of chips and software in Russia. The information was not confirmed at Rostelecom, but expressed willingness to cooperate.

Huawei declined to comment on the published information. At the same time, the company is developing its own mobile platform Hongmeng OS (Arc OS), providing compatibility with Android applications. The first release of Hongmeng OS is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. Two options will be offered - for China and the global smartphone market. It is alleged that Hongmeng OS has been in development since 2012 and was ready for the beginning of 2018, but was not delivered due to the use of Android as a main platform and partnership with Google.

There is evidence that for testing in China, the first batch of 1 million Hongmeng OS-based smartphones has already been distributed. Technical details are not disclosed yet and it is not clear whether the platform is built on Android code or only includes a layer for compatibility. Huawei has long been delivering its own Android edition - EMUI, it is possible that it is the basis of Hongmeng OS.

Huawei’s interest in alternative mobile systems is driven by restrictive measures introduced by the US Department of Commerce, which will restrict Huawei’s access to Android services falling under a commercial agreement with Google, as well as breaking commercial relations with ARM.

Sailfish is partly a proprietary mobile operating system with an open system environment, but closed by the user shell, basic mobile applications, QML components for building the Silica graphical interface, an interlayer for launching Android applications, a smart text input engine and a data synchronization system. The open system environment is built on the basis of Mer (fork MeeGo), which since April has been developing as an integral part of Sailfish, and packages of the Mer distribution package Nemo. On top of the Mer system components, a graphical stack is launched based on the Wayland and Qt5 library.