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

IDG Contributor Network: The trifecta for your next-generation database: cloud, platform-as-a-service, and open source

2017 has been a pivotal year for the database technologies market, with several massive paradigm shifts that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Companies are pivoting away from the traditional monolithic database architectures which, for decades, powered generations after generations of applications in exchange for a more optimized, agile, self-managed cloud-focused data platform strategy.… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The trifecta for your next-generation database: cloud, platform-as-a-service, and open source

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

Modern ethos is that all data is valuable, should be stored forever, and that machine learning will one day magically find the value of it. You’ve probably seen that EMC picture about how there will be 44 zettabytes of data by 2020? Remember how everyone had Fitbits and Jawbone Ups for about a minute? Now… Continue reading No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

What is NoSQL? NoSQL databases explained

One of the most fundamental choices to make when developing an application is whether to use a SQL or NoSQL database to store the data. Conventional SQL (i.e. relational) databases are the product of decades of technology evolution, good practice, and real-world stress testing. They are designed for reliable transactions and ad hoc queries, the… Continue reading What is NoSQL? NoSQL databases explained

Pivotal will bring serverless computing to Cloud Foundry

Serverless computing is coming to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud computing platform, in the form of Pivotal Function Services. There’s no firm release date, but Pivotal says it’s aiming for early 2018. With serverless computing, events happen only in response to events in an on-demand manner; Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda is perhaps the best-known… Continue reading Pivotal will bring serverless computing to Cloud Foundry

IDG Contributor Network: Taking hybrid IT from accident to strategy

Most enterprises have an accidental hybrid IT reality, rather than a strategy. As various groups and geographies in enterprise organizations procure their own cloud services independently of the IT organization, conflict emerges between the use of traditional computing infrastructure and of cloud options. As this situation grows, it exposes inefficiencies and risks that demand a… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Taking hybrid IT from accident to strategy

AWS’s Kubernetes support is a step in the right direction

Kubernetes is open source technology originally built by a Google team that has received support from several enterprises, including Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. This containers orchestration layer has many advantages, including the ability to process an application on any public cloud. This makes it easy for Kubernetes to migrate from one cloud vendor to another.… Continue reading AWS’s Kubernetes support is a step in the right direction