AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

Amazon has spent more than a decade trying to free itself of Oracle’s “one database to rule them all” approach, something Amazon snidely calls “clunky” and “old guard.” Not content...

How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems

Did your cloud application, retail or not, make it through Cyber Monday? Most did fine, but some found that a lack of architecture and the lack of enabling technology led...

Why Google Cloud’s new boss will fail like the old boss

For years, has built more geewizardy-type services than anyone else, leading the other cloud providers in things like AI. It has also done the best job of building impressive...

11 ways AWS beats Azure and Google Cloud

Amazon is the dominant cloud platform for a reason: It has built out so many products and services that it’s impossible to begin to discuss them in a single article...

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

The last time you renewed or got a new contract in place with a big pubic cloud provider, how did your negotiations go? For most enterprises this past year, such...

Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

The operating system no longer really matters. And for developers and the cloud, that means that Linux no longer really matters.You can see proof of that in what has not happened....

How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic

You are trying to get an end-of-quarter report out and you’re having some trouble. It seems that while sales are recorded on a public cloud system, inventory is recorded on...

Fix your data before you move it to the cloud

Data seems to be a forgotten component of a good system architecture. In cloud migrations, I’m often taken back how the data that was bad on-premises is worse in the...

12 ways Azure beats AWS

Amazon Web Services is an amazing constellation of products, but it’s far from the only game in the cloud world. Microsoft realized long ago that the future of enterprise computing...

Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards

I’m often taken aback by the number of mistakes IT made with on-premises traditional systems that it’s now replicating in the cloud. If you have a cruddy applications design or...

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