What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

If you are tuned in to the latest technology concepts around big data, you’ve likely heard the term “data lake.” The image conjures up a large reservoir of water—and that’s what a data lake is, in concept: a reservoir. Only it’s for data. Data lake defined A data lake holds a vast amount of raw,… Continue reading What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

John just finished the first wave on cloud workload migrations for his company. With a solid 500 applications and related data sets migrated to a public cloud, he now has a good understanding of what the costs are after these applications have moved into production. However, where John had budgeted $1 million a month for… Continue reading 4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud

Version 2.4.0 of the ASP.Net SignalR real-time communications library will support Azure SignalR Service, a managed service for adding real-time web functionality to applications. ASP.Net SignalR 2.4.0 is due later this year; Azure SignalR Service currently is in beta. It is an Azure cloud-managed service that can be used to develop capabilities such as chat… Continue reading Microsoft’s SignalR real-time service moves to the cloud

Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

The economy is doing well. Even the Fed is looking to figure out ways to slow things down, so the economic boom does not become overheated and then collapse. How will the good economy affect the adoption of cloud computing? Most people answer quickly that it’s good for cloud. But that’s not always the case.… Continue reading Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

Business can’t win without developers, but you need more

Money can’t buy you happiness, but developers just might. According to a new survey from Stripe, companies finally recognize that access to engineering talent is a bigger inhibitor to growth than access to capital. In fact, as fed up as enterprises may be with their outdated IT infrastructure, they’re convinced that if they can just… Continue reading Business can’t win without developers, but you need more

Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Where have you heard that enterprises using cloud are moving to more complexity as well? That’s right, from this guy. The growing cloud computing complexity was recently documented by the Wall Street Journal that cites a survey of 46 CIOs by KeyBanc Capital Markets. It found that 32 percent said they plan to use multiple vendors to create internal… Continue reading Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Interview: Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda on the value of Kubernetes

Over the past year, Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for managing and orchestrating Docker containers. To find out why, I asked its creators Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda—cofounders of the startup Heptio and former Google colleagues—to explain Kubernetes’s value to the enterprise. As Joe Beda describes Kubernetes, it builds on container portability to… Continue reading Interview: Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda on the value of Kubernetes