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Complete monitoring stack for ShinyProxy on Kubernetes

Introduction For some time now, ShinyProxy is able to export metrics using Prometheus. After releasing this feature, we provided a dashboard for Grafana to visualize these metrics. Although this provides a good basis to build a monitoring setup around ShinyProxy, it does not provide insights in logs or resource usage of individual apps. To fill this gap, we are publishing a GitHub repository containing a comprehensive monitoring set up for ShinyProxy on Kubernetes.

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Rotating log files in Rust, and reassembling them for inspection

Context Open Analytics is working on a huge data processing pipeline in the context of high-content imaging. The latest work to this end is a new product that will work in conjunction with Phaedra as part of the pipeline which now covers much more ground than before. The entire backend of this new component is written in Rust and consists of several web servers. Proper log rotation has been a focus as of late, since it is critical to be able to keep on top of things in this massive processing pipeline.

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ShinyProxy 2.6.0

ShinyProxy 2.6.0 Today we release version 2.6.0 of ShinyProxy which includes over forty improvements. ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Nevertheless, ShinyProxy is also an excellent choice for deploying a handful of apps in smaller organizations. While ShinyProxy is generally used to host Shiny applications, it has always been designed with the idea to host any application that can be packaged into a Docker container.

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ShinyProxy 2.4.0

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Full Kubernetes Support One of the main advantages of ShinyProxy is the use of plugable container back-ends which allows people to use ShinyProxy on a plain Docker host, on a Docker Swarm cluster or on internet-scale Kubernetes cluster in the cloud. The way organizations have been deploying ShinyProxy on Kubernetes clusters has grown exponentially and providing a means to configure ShinyProxy tailored to the specific Kubernetes setup became more important.

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ShinyProxy 2.2.0

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Secured Embedding of Shiny Apps Since version 2.0.1 ShinyProxy provides a REST API to manage (launch, shut down) Shiny apps and consume the content programmatically inside broader web applications or portals. This allows to cleanly separate the responsiblity for the Shiny apps (data science teams) and those broader applications (IT teams) while still achieving seamless integration between the two from the user’s perspective.

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ShinyProxy Christmas Release

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Since our previous blog post five releases took place, so it is time to provide the ‘state of affairs’ before venturing into the New Year. Kerberos and Co To some Kerberos is a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld. To others it is enterprise technology that protects corporate networks and offers single sign-on for network services.

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ShinyProxy 2.0.1 is out!

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Embedding Shiny Apps Although Shiny apps are very popular for interactive data analysis purposes, many organizations communicated a need to more closely integrate these apps within larger applications and portals. In previous releases we broke down the walls to make this happen: hiding the navbar, single-sign on, theming the landing page and advanced networking support were only a few steps in that direction.

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ShinyProxy 1.1.1 released!

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Theming ShinyProxy 1.1.1 is in essence a maintenance release, but there is one new feature that has been on the wish list of our users for a long time: the possibility of theming the landing page of ShinyProxy which displays the overview of the Shiny apps. The standard display when using the ShinyProxy demo image from the Getting Started guide is a plain listing:

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ShinyProxy 1.1.0 released!

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Scalability In our previous release (see this blog post) we announced our focus on scalability with support for Docker Swarm back-ends. With version 1.1.0 we moved to hyperscaling Shiny apps in the datacenter by adding support for Kubernetes. We have used it for customers that roll out internet-facing Shiny apps with high numbers of concurrent users and needs for automated deployment.

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ShinyProxy 1.0.2

ShinyProxy is a novel, open source platform to deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations. Since our last blog post ten new releases of ShinyProxy have seen the light, but with the 1.0.2 release it is time to provide an overview of the lines of development and advances made. Scalability ShinyProxy now allows to run 1000s of Shiny apps concurrently on a Docker Swarm cluster. Moreover, ShinyProxy will automatically detect whether the Docker API URL is a Docker Engine API or a Swarm cluster API.

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