Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

Companies have decreased their spending on traditional system deployments to fund their cloud migration activities. Indeed, the IaaS market—including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google—has been exploding with growth over 40 percent in revenue per year since 2011, according to Gartner. And Gartner forecasts 300 percent growth for IaaS between 2016 and 2020. What’s most… Continue reading Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

I ready David Linthicum’s post ”Data integration is the one thing the cloud makes worse” with great interest. A huge reason that I decided my next job would be for a search company was because of this very problem. (That’s why I now work for LucidWorks, which produces Solr– and Spark-based search tools.) While working… Continue reading In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

I ready David Linthicum’s post ”Data integration is the one thing the cloud makes worse” with great interest. A huge reason that I decided my next job would be for a search company was because of this very problem. (That’s why I now work for LucidWorks, which produces Solr– and Spark-based search tools.) While working… Continue reading In the rush to big data, we forgot about search

What’s new in Kubernetes containers

The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.9, brings to the container-orchestration framework both full-blown and beta-test versions of significant new features: The general availability of the Workloads API. Beta support for Windows Server. An alpha version of a new container storage API. [ Are you ready for the container… Continue reading What’s new in Kubernetes containers

IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to the cloud, best-of-breed wins

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? LeBron James or Steph Curry? Muhammad Ali or Floyd Mayweather? And while we’re at it: best-of-breed or single-vendor/integrated-stack? Classic debates. Myself, I prefer the Beatles, Steph, and Ali. As for best-of-breed versus single-vendor, I’ll confess that over my 30-year career I’ve been known to argue for both sides, but… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to the cloud, best-of-breed wins

How to choose the right Azure cloud VMs

Back when Microsoft first launched Azure’s virtual machines, there were only a handful of default server sizes you could use. The question you had to ask yourself then was a simple one: Is there a server that can support my workload? But now there’s an ever-growing list of different server sizes and server types, all… Continue reading How to choose the right Azure cloud VMs

Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

One, enterprises have too many decisions to make. Two, it’s difficult to find success with complex data integration. Those are the two main excuses I hear these days, as enterprises move to the cloud. Whatever the justification, the lack of attention to data integration is beginning to cause some real damage.  So, what went wrong?… Continue reading Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

IDG Contributor Network: The clash of big data and the cloud

Recently, I visited a few conferences and I noticed a somewhat hidden theme. While a lot of attention was being paid to moving to a (hybrid) cloud-based architecture and what you need for that (such as cloud management platforms), a few presentations showed an interesting overall development that everybody acknowledges but that does not get… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The clash of big data and the cloud

IDG Contributor Network: The clash of big data and the cloud

Recently, I visited a few conferences and I noticed a somewhat hidden theme. While a lot of attention was being paid to moving to a (hybrid) cloud-based architecture and what you need for that (such as cloud management platforms), a few presentations showed an interesting overall development that everybody acknowledges but that does not get… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The clash of big data and the cloud

Colleges don’t teach cloud skills, so AWS will do it in high school

AWS Educate serves as a path for younger students to understand and get excited about the capabilities of the cloud, namely Amazon’s own AWS cloud. At AWS’s Re:Invent conference in last week, AWS announced the company is expanding its cloud education initiative to students ages 14-17. Obviously, AWS is trying to create customer loyalty early… Continue reading Colleges don’t teach cloud skills, so AWS will do it in high school