How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

A while ago I declared Kubernetes the winner in the container orchestration wars. Although I love being right, many in the cloud industry have framed Kubernetes as the end-all technology that solves all our problems. Thus we have the overuse of Kubernetes to solve all security issues, all infrastructure issues, and even be a complete… Continue reading How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

Writing server-side code in Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft’s cloud-scale distributed database, is designed to offer the APIs and the storage model you need for your applications. Want a NoSQL database? Use the MongoDB or Cassandra APIs. Need to work with graph queries? Use the Gremlin API. Azure’s own table storage APIs? They’re in there too. There’s even the option… Continue reading Writing server-side code in Azure Cosmos DB

2 reasons enterprises should look at Google Stadia

Google just announced a new gaming platform…yes, Google. It’s called Stadia, and the short version is that it’s a thin-client cloud-only gaming system. It allows you to play games from Google as a cloud-based provider from most mobile, TV, or PC platforms—even those that are way underpowered. This without a gaming console sitting next to… Continue reading 2 reasons enterprises should look at Google Stadia

Delta Lake gives Apache Spark data sets new powers

Databricks, the main commercial backer for Apache Spark, has released Delta Lake, an open source storage layer for Spark that provides ACID transactions and other data-management functions for machine learning and other big data work. Many kinds of data work need features like ACID transactions or schema enforcement for consistency, metadata management for security, and the… Continue reading Delta Lake gives Apache Spark data sets new powers

22 open-source tools that make Kubernetes better

Kubernetes has become a standard way—many would say the standard way — to deploy containerized applications at scale. But if Kubernetes helps us to tame sprawling and complex container deployments, what’s available to help us tame Kubernetes? It too can be complex, messy, and difficult to manage. To read this article in full, please click here… Continue reading 22 open-source tools that make Kubernetes better

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well. 1. Do you store the… Continue reading 3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider