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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
The IT industry is full of new ideas. The constant cycle of technology means new ideas always come along that promise to fix big challenges. Some of these ideas interest me straight away, because they clearly address a common problem. Others take time, needing a change in the business or technology landscape to show their… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: HCI? HC why?
The latest version of the container orchestration system Kubernetes, 1.10, moves some storage, DNS, and authentication features to beta status. Kubernetes 1.10 is also the first release under a new issue-lifecycle management strategy for the product. Where to download Kubernetes Kubernetes can be obtained directly from source at the releases page of its official GitHub repository.… Continue reading What’s new in Kubernetes 1.10
Normally, mainstream enterprises are slow to embrace cutting-edge technologies, with startups and other early adopters setting the pace on everything from public cloud to NoSQLs. Serverless computing, however, just might be different. Serverless, first popularized by AWS Lambda, has seen “astonishing” growth of over 300 percent year over year, according to AWS chief Andy Jassy.… Continue reading Skip containers and do serverless computing instead