IDG Contributor Network: If it’s microservices vs. megaclouds, who wins?

The Salesforce purchase of MuleSoft sets up a showdown between massive cloud software vendors and microservices, creating a dilemma for digital leaders who are defining their next-gen system strategies. In one corner, we have microservices In the world of microservices, an organization’s ecosystem or architecture is a large collection of applications and services built in-house… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: If it’s microservices vs. megaclouds, who wins?

Don’t get surprised by the cloud’s data-egress fees

Imagine getting into a nightclub for free, no cover. Now, imagine leaving the club later that night, and it charges you a cover charge to leave. That’s pretty much what the cloud providers do.  Public cloud providers charge egress fees to move data out of their clouds—yes, your data. It’s still egregious that you’re being… Continue reading Don’t get surprised by the cloud’s data-egress fees

IDG Contributor Network: Real-time data pipelines: pairing message queues and databases

In a connected world, real-time data pipelines power applications and insights, providing the digital infrastructure for active data. This helps data-driven companies understand how their customer base is behaving in the moment, especially when it involves live operations. With an ongoing pursuit of new digital growth opportunities, data leaders need to stay on top of… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Real-time data pipelines: pairing message queues and databases

IDG Contributor Network: 8 critical items to selecting a cloud provider

Years ago, there was a saying “You can’t be fired for selecting IBM.” In today’s competitive business environment, selecting a cloud provider is a critical strategic decision. This article explores some of the areas to focus on as you embark down the cloud evaluation and selection road. A CIO colleague of mine once said, “I’m… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 8 critical items to selecting a cloud provider

How to choose the right data-integration tools

Data doesn’t sit in one database, file system, data lake, or repository. To service many business needs, data must be integrated from a system of record with other data sources and then used for analytics, customer-facing applications, or internal workflows. Examples include: To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld… Continue reading How to choose the right data-integration tools

Is the cloud the key to democratizing AI?

At the peak of the Japanese harvest, Makoto Koike’s mother spends around eight hours a day sorting cucumbers from the family farm into different categories—a dull, time-consuming task that her son decided to automate. Although Makoto wasn’t a machine learning expert, he started playing around with TensorFlow, Google’s popular open-source machine learning framework, and developed… Continue reading Is the cloud the key to democratizing AI?

12 Kubernetes distributions leading the container revolution

Kubernetes has become the project to turn to if you need container orchestration at scale. The open source container orchestration system out of Google is well-regarded, well-supported, and evolving fast. Kubernetes is also sprawling, complex, and difficult to set up and configure. Not only that, but much of the heavy lifting is left to the… Continue reading 12 Kubernetes distributions leading the container revolution