Today, I find myself releasing heroku-forward, a gem born from frustration, that works around a seemingly simple limitation of the platform - a 60 seconds application boot timeout.
Viki.com is no stranger to Hadoop. They have very talented engineers, and before introducing Treasure Data, they used to run their own Hadoop cluster to analyze millions of pageview and user event data.
In this blog post I will describe how we built our 3rd product – Azure Management Cmdlets. In short this product contains a number of PowerShell Cmdlets for managing Windows Azure.
Here's a follow-up to the introductory post on archive and analysis with Amazon S3 and Glacier. Enjoy.
This video provides a one-hour introduction to Heroku, a leading open language cloud application platform.
Today AWS announced the availability of AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Provisioned IOPS for Amazon EBS in Sao Paolo.
The Windows Notification Service is a key part of the Windows 8 platform and really great apps know how to use Push Notifications to make their great apps awesome.
To begin with, SaaS is more for the end consumers. PaaS is more for developers where it abstracts the underlying infrastructure and you simply write code for the platform and rest is taken care by the platform service provider.
When service providers (like Amazon in this case) are providing SDK support they typically will be catering to their largest consumer base.
Identity Management is arguably the crown jewels of the enterprise, and many seasoned IT folks would scoff at the idea of that being farmed out to the cloud.
A recent article on the merits of preparing for cloud outages prompted this writer to respond to some of the issues that come with failover preparation programs.
Leveraging SMS messaging in a cloud context is a powerful capability. There are a wide variety of applications that can be built upon the techniques I illustrate in this post.
Today’s topic is Windows Azure Web Sites quotas and pricing. Currently we (Microsoft) doesn’t IMHO do a very good job of making this information real clear.
In this first part of a multi-post article let's take up a case of a typical e-commerce web application with the above characteristics and setup a best practice architecture for logging, analysis and archiving in AWS.
Bottom line of the story: if you need those methods or want to provide your own HTTP methods, here’s the bit of configuration to add to your Web.config file . . .
I was recently quoted in a TechRepublic article, making rather sweeping general statements about how the free open-source NoSQL databases are the best thing since both SQL and sliced bread. . .
Traditionally Microsoft Windows used to be a sort of stepchild in Hadoop world - but not anymore. Microsoft and Hortonworks joined their forces to make Hadoop available on Windows Server for on-premise deployments as well as on Windows Azure to support big data in the cloud, too.
Like a lot of you folks, I also had the question, what is cloud computing? I started googling and downloaded a few tools and played with them and now understand a few concepts.
At HP’s Discover event here in Frankfurt on Wednesday, the company will be announced a private PaaS offering, built on top of Stackato, the PaaS which is itself a fork of the open source Cloud Foundry initiative.
In this 8-minute video, Brian Gracely describes the technology and business drivers that enable better functionality in the software-driven data center.
In this post we are going to use Thucydides for ATDD and NoSQLUnit for dealing with MongoDb.
This book was born from a need to get the general developer public up and running with Red Hat's OpenShift Platform as a Service (Paas) project.
Finally, a succinct, practical comparison of 6 PaaS providers that include a Java EE container by a respected Java community member. It's time to get some answers...
At HP’s Discover event here in Frankfurt today, the company will be announcing a private PaaS offering, built on top of Stackato, the PaaS which is itself a fork of the open source Cloud Foundry initiative.