Not long ago I covered the topic of Big Data adoption in the enterprise. In it, I described how Serengeti enables enterprise to respond to common Hadoop implementation challenges resulting from the lack of usable enterprise-grade tools and the shortage of...
Icenium decouples compiler from platform -- so a dev can build an iOS app without xCode or a Mac, and web developers can use existing skills to build, test, and publish mobile apps to Android and iOS without platform-specific work.
Heroku is a cloud application platform that is designed to take the worry out of server administration. You just build your app, push it to Heroku via Git, and relax. What about deploying a Sinatra app though? Let’s see…
This tutorial will show you how you can store images in Windows Azure. You'll build a console application that uploads an image to Windows Azure, and then creates an HTML file that displays the image in your browser.
Taking a close look at the new Windows Azure Mobile Services features, including the iOS SDK and expanded data center availability.
We all spend a lot of time worrying about getting our organization to start using a cloud service, but what happens when we amass vast quantities of data on that service and want to shift?
If you’re building applications with Adobe Flash and want to enable the use of Windows Azure for blob storage, you’ll need to be able to create a “cross-domain policy file” in order to get the Flash client to request blobs. Why?
What are PartitionKey and RowKey for, exactly? Do we have to specify them manually? Let’s take a closer look.
I love the rate at which new and improved features are being added to the Windows Azure platform. Here’s what was announced yesterday.
The Pirate Bay announced on Wednesday that it had migrated from physical servers to an international group of cloud providers, rendering the filesharing site less vulnerable to attack by law enforcement.
Focus on the customer is necessary to truly have an enterprise cloud. Think back to Mat Honan’s personal identity hack: part of the attack surface included Apple’s and Amazon’s customer support mechanisms that were in place on Mat’s accounts — which isn’t surprising.
The following steps show you how to create and deploy a basic JSP application to Windows Azure using the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java.
When I wrote about Heroku and Amazon Web Services a few months ago, it seemed both services were equally worthwhile in many respects. My rule of thumb was: small app – Heroku; large app – Amazon. Since then, a few events have caused me to reevaluate my position.
When you finish this tutorial, you'll be able to create a virtual machine that runs a compute-intensive Java application that can be monitored by another Java application.
In this post, I’ll cover how to set up a Node.js worker role that serves as a dedicated cache and a PHP web role that accesses the cache using the php_memcache extension.
In this series, we'll show you how to use Windows Azure Mobile Services to leverage data in an Android app.
This walkthrough will show you how to create a virtual machine running on Windows Azure and configure it to run a Java application server.
I recently read a well-reasoned post by HP’s Cloud CIO Christian Verstraete, reflecting on a Twitter exchange he’d had responding to the claims by someone that private cloud was a myth. The private/public debate has raged for a few years now and the two sides go something like this...
Windows Azure Virtual Machines, licensing and pricing, available VHD Deploy options, as well as a quick demo of how to get started using the Image gallery.
In this post, we’ll talk about creating a media service through Windows Azure Portal, explore a bit of API & SDK and what options are available to you when it comes to develop and manage media applications using Media Service.
When your tools make you start doing things differently in your code, you know you've fallen into a tail-wagging-the-dog scenario.
If you're lying awake at night worrying about losing a business that you've done nothing to improve, you're probably a vampire.
This tutorial shows you how to use Table service provided by Windows Azure Data Management to store and access data from a node application hosted in a Windows Azure Web Site.
I did some benchmarks and found that (with batch operations) it took around three minutes to delete ~75000 files in about a terabyte. Single-threaded.
Examining the costs associated with Windows Azure Diagnostics (WAD), and some ways to keep them down.