Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB represents the future of cloud databases

At first glance, Microsoft's new Cosmos DB Azure database seems like a rebadged successor to Azure's planet-scale NoSQL offering, . It's easy to read Cosmos DB as a point-revision version of...

The best open source software for cloud computing

A Cloud Native Computing Foundation project alongside Kubernetes and Istio, was likewise built for working with distributed applications in the cloud. Prometheus provides monitoring and alerting services, backed by...

A2ML project automates AutoML

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Get started with AWS Lambda

Why would a developer use AWS Lambda? In a word, simplicity. AWS Lambda—and other event-driven, “function-as-a-service” platforms such as Microsoft Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM OpenWhisk—simplify development by...

3 open source projects that make Kubernetes easier

Clearly, Kubernetes is an elegant solution to an important problem. Kubernetes allows us to run containerized applications at scale without drowning in the details of balancing loads, networking containers, ensuring...

Don’t take Oracle’s cloud-superiority claims too seriously

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd claims he . That statement is either profoundly disingenuous or utterly ridiculous. Or perhaps Hurd and Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who launched this week’s Oracle OpenWorld...

AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service provider. Such snafus are rare for AWS so CIOs worry more about the potential for...

How to use Azure Data Explorer for large-scale data analysis

One of the big issues facing anyone building a data-driven devops practice is, quite simply, the scale of the data you’re collecting. Logs from millions of users quickly add up,...

Expect cloud providers to bypass GDPR where they can, just like Facebook did

Facebook is moving 1.5 billion users away from protection just before the law becomes a reality in May 2018. GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, restricts what companies can...

What is serverless? Serverless computing explained

Developers spend countless hours solving business problems with code. Then it’s the ops team’s turn to spend countless hours, first figuring out how to get the code that developers write...

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