I wanted to try running some of the machine learning algorithms that Jen and I have been playing around with on a beefier machine so I thought spinning up an AWS instance would be the best way to do that.
Last week, Google announced the last update for Google App Engine in 2012. GAE 1.7.4 provides expanded EU support, as well as a new Maven plugin for Java devs.
In both of the previous versions of the leaderboard service, the solution involved a code-based server-side solution . . .
This 4-minute, AWS-sponsored video shows how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention use AWS in their BioSense 2.0 program.
The cloud content management world is fairly divided between those who believe a public cloud delivery model is best and those who believe enterprises will only adopt a cloud approach when it is firmly protected by a private cloud.
SYS-CON.tv recently interviewed Tom Dibble, the president and CEO of Aria Systems at the Cloud Expo Conference - here's the video.
If I had to summarize my thoughts on HP coming out of the event, it would be to say that it is a massive company, with an incredible existing market share and customer base and with some super smart people on board. However . . .
Microsoft announced last Thursday that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) team, Windows Azure, and Bing Maps will be working together to track Santa this year.
Hewlett Packard used its Discover event in Frankfurt last week to reassert the company’s cloud credentials.
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. . .