SQL Server on Google Cloud Platform

I recently tried out running SQL Server 2016 on a Google Cloud Platform Windows-based Virtual Machine (GCE – Google Compute Engine Service).  This is a quick way to try out new features of the latest version of SQL Server.  In this case, I wanted to test out the R (language)-in database services. Although you can […]

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 workload) PER SERVER and 40K TPS (read-write) on that same server.  Here’s the live presentation, […]

Intro to Go language and Google App Engine

I attended a Go Language bootcamp this weekend and wanted to continue my learning by working with Go and the Google Cloud.  To that end I made a short screencast of how to setup the Go Language, my preferred Go IDE (Sublime) and a local Google App Engine development environment (as well as how to […]