A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now
target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different
application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc.
Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling
developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with
minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also
comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right provider
and with the proper expectations.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Warner Chaves, Principal Consultant at
Pythian, will compare the NoSQL and SQL offerings from AWS, Microsoft Azure
and Google Cloud, their similarities, differences and use cases for each one
based on our own client projects.
Warner Chaves is a Pri... (more)
As the title suggests one way to approach the ‘Platform Business Model'
(described in detail in our library section) is to consider how it is being
adapted for specific industry sectors, via Cloud-centric acronyms such as:
GaaP - Government as a Platform BaaP - Banking as a Platform TaaP - Telco as
With a key goal of describing practical aspects of the trend and of course
our Cloud focus, this aspect is one of the headline themes of our Platform
The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore
them to illicit the key ingredients of a c... (more)
This is a no-hype, pragmatic post about why I think you should consider
architecting your next project the way SOA and/or microservices suggest. No
matter if it’s a greenfield approach or if you’re in dire need of
refactoring. Please note: considering still keeps open the option of not
taking that approach. After reading this, you will have a better idea about
whether building multiple small components instead of a single, large
component makes sense for your project.
This post assumes that you have experience with software architecture and
services (you’ll find some words about... (more)
Have you seen people wandering around in public spaces, eyes glued to their
smartphones, pausing and turning in different directions as if seeking some
invisible landmark? Chances are you've spotted someone playing Pokémon GO, a
location-based augmented reality game that is taking the world by storm.
Released just last month, Pokémon GO has already smashed previous records
for mobile game downloads while inspiring millions to leave their homes in
search of virtual Pokémon creatures. The creatures are invisible to the
naked eye, of course, but they appear on user's screens as if oc... (more)
The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two
Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels
pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget
about it while the work gets done.
But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I
mean, I think people can take care of replacing the copy paper on their own,
right? Right? Come on, people.
Because automation shouldn’t be blatantly applied to every corner of your
business, it’s good to start with a very basic question be... (more)
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Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform
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resource management easy.
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@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016
at New York City's Javits Center!
Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here
Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices -
computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by
2020. Th... (more)