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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. Speaker Bio Warner Chaves is a Pri... (more)

XaaP! It’s the Platform Business Model | @CloudExpo #IaaS #XaaP #Cloud

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 a Platform 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 ebook. The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore them to illicit the key ingredients of a c... (more)

SOA or Microservices? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

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)

Three Things dPaaS Has in Common with Pokémon GO | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #dPaaS

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 Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow | @CloudExpo #API #PaaS #Cloud

The Most Important Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow (and Two Bad Answers) 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)

OpenShift Enterprise 3 From @RedHatNews | @CloudExpo @OpenShift #PaaS

Click Here to Download Now! Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy. Click Here to Download Now! @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)