Scaling Galaxy on GCP

Below are the slides from my talk for the GAME 2017 conference  on ‘Scaling Galaxy for GCP’ to be delivered in Feb 2017 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Galaxy is a bioinformatics tool used for genomic research.  A sample screen from Galaxy is shown below. In this talk, I will show demos and patterns for […]

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 […]

AWS, GCP, Azure Consoles Graded

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 […]

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 type of streaming and capacities of libraries and products included. You can read this whitepaper […]