The moral side of cloud-based data science

Consider sports betting. Today, many bettors use known and published statistics, mathematical models, and other relatively primitive tools. The idea is to gain a small advantage. Now let’s look at the world of technology. With the advent of IoT (Internet of Things) and edge computing mashed up with cloud computing, as well as access to… Continue reading The moral side of cloud-based data science

What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a type of cloud computing offering in which a service provider delivers a platform to clients, enabling them to develop, run, and manage business applications without the need to build and maintain the infrastructure such software development processes typically require. Because PaaS architectures keep the underlying infrastructure out of sight of developers… Continue reading What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

3 cost-cutting tips for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL database in the AWS cloud that delivers a key piece of infrastructure for use cases ranging from mobile application back-ends to ad tech. DynamoDB is optimized for transactional applications that need to read and write individual keys but do not need joins or other RDBMS features. For this subset… Continue reading 3 cost-cutting tips for Amazon DynamoDB

A first look at the new Azure SDKs

If you’re building applications that work against Azure services, it’s likely you’re using one or more of Microsoft’s published SDKs. It’s an approach that makes sense, saves time, and keeps code under control. That’s because working directly against a Representational State Transfer API can be complex, as you have to construct the appropriate queries and… Continue reading A first look at the new Azure SDKs

What is a service mesh? Service mesh explained

One of the shifts occurring in IT under the banner of digital transformation is the breaking down of large, monolithic applications into microservices—small, discrete units of functionality—that run in containers—software packages that include all of the service’s code and dependencies that can be isolated and easily moved from one server to another. To read this… Continue reading What is a service mesh? Service mesh explained