DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier

As I discussed in my review of Google Cloud Bigtable in 2016, Google’s 2006 Bigtable paper inspired several large-scale distributed open source NoSQL databases, including Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra. I went on to explain that Cassandra was born at Facebook using ideas from Bigtable and the key-value store Amazon Dynamo, and that while Cassandra… Continue reading DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier

How to work with Azure Logic Apps in .Net

Automation of business processes and workflows is of paramount importance in today’s enterprises. With the increase in demand for cloud computing, enterprises need a way to integrate workflows and applications so as to maximize business efficiency and opportunity. This is exactly where Azure Logic Apps comes into play.  To read this article in full, please… Continue reading How to work with Azure Logic Apps in .Net

For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough

“It works.” That’s a term used to go right along with “success,” but these days it means that you’ve gotten an instance of a cloud solution up and running. But it’s typically falling short in some way that those that use the term “it works” don’t yet understand. Why? If you have an IT problem to… Continue reading For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough

IDG Contributor Network: Be careful what you call ‘fog computing’

Fog computing is picking up steam as a buzzword in the tech world, often used in comparison to cloud or confused with edge, both of which have geography built in: either the computer is at the edge, or the computer is in the cloud. The easiest way to understand what is unique about fog is… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Be careful what you call ‘fog computing’

Introducing the Kubernetes Operator for TiDB

Shuan Deng and Greg Weber are cloud product engineers at PingCAP. The rise of Kubernetes has significantly simplified the deployment and operation of cloud-native applications. An important part of that experience is the ease of running a cloud-native distributed database like TiDB. TiDB is an open-source, MySQL-compatible “NewSQL” database that supports hybrid transactional and analytical processing… Continue reading Introducing the Kubernetes Operator for TiDB

Why there are no shortcuts to machine learning

Big data remains a game for the 1 percent. Or the 15 percent, as new O’Reilly survey data suggests. According to the survey, most enterprises (85 percent) still haven’t cracked the code on AI and machine learning. A mere 15 percent “sophisticated” enterprises have been running models in production for more than five years. Importantly,… Continue reading Why there are no shortcuts to machine learning

Cloud computing 2018: How enterprise adoption is taking shape

A 2018 cloud computing study by IDG Communications, InfoWorld’s parent company, has found that organizations continue to increase their investment and evolve their cloud environments to leverage the technology to drive their business forward. With 73 percent of the 550 surveyed organizations having at least one application, or a portion of their computing infrastructure already… Continue reading Cloud computing 2018: How enterprise adoption is taking shape