Category Archives: Cloud

Trying out CloudBerry Lab Explorer Pro with Google Cloud Storage and Nearline

Tooling matters – particularly in the new-to-many-customers cloud world.  To that end, I’ve been using cloud storage management tools from CloudBerry Lab with several Enterprise customers and made a quick screencast demo of their Storage Explorer Pro (in this case … Continue reading

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Whitepaper – Streaming Hadoop Solutions

In this whitepaper, I take a look at the various options for Hadoop Streaming.  These include Apache Storm, Apache Spark Streaming and Apache Samza.  Also I examine commercial alternatives, such as Data Torrent.  I cover implementation details of streaming, including … Continue reading

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Whitepaper – Practical Machine Learning

Here’s a whitepaper I wrote on the ‘state of Machine Learning’.  It includes information about implementation via various cloud-based ML services (AWS, Azure, IBM) as well as category information (for architects).  Your are welcome to read this whitepaper online or … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – Benchmarking NoSQL on the AWS Cloud (AerospikeDB and Redis)

In this post I’ll summarize what I learned from running benchmark tests on virtual machines on the AWS Cloud with the Aerospike team and also as I validated their test results independently. I’ll also discuss benchmarking techniques & results for this … Continue reading

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Updated: AWS for the SQL Server Professional

Updated core deck (includes video at end with demos) on AWS services of interest for the SQL Server professional – enjoy!

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How to: Developing for Aerospike with Python or C#

I’ve been doing some work with the super fast in-memory database,  Aerospike lately.  See previous blog posts here about the speed of this product.  Since I’ve started work w/Aerospike, the team there has announced that their core product is now … Continue reading

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How to: Installing AerospikeDB on Google Compute Engine

Recently, I’ve been doing some work with AerospikeDB.  It is a super-fast in-memory NoSQL Database.  I gave a presentation at the recent BigDataCampLA on ‘Bleeding Edge Databases’ and included it because of impressive benchmarks, such as 1 Million TPS (read-only … Continue reading

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