I work with all three major public cloud vendors for various clients. I find it interesting to observe the differences in their approaches to the design (and subsequent usability) of their web consoles. AWS The AWS console reflects the state of their services (and their market share). It is consistent, clean and very usable. It […]
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 for GCP – Google Cloud Storage and Nearline). In addition to GCP, CloudBerry Lab makes […]
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 type of streaming and capacities of libraries and products included. You can read this whitepaper […]
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 to download it if you prefer (linked to Slideshare source). Enjoy!
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 particular set of test databases. In the process of validating benchmarks, I learned many broadly […]
Updated core deck (includes video at end with demos) on AWS services of interest for the SQL Server professional – enjoy!
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 open source. In this blog post, I’ll be covering how to get started developing with […]