This post describes a prototype implementation of a simple PAAS built on the Hadoop YARN framework and the key findings from the experiment.
A recent whitepaper published by Scalebase described how the database landscape is evolving, and why you don't need to rework your entire database to take advantage of the cloud.
I am using it here against a free instance of MongoDB database hosted on MongoLab. It works great and fast and is nice for people who have been using TOAD against Oracle for years.
The 'sstableloader' introduced from Apache Cassandra 0.8.1 onwards, provides a powerful way to load huge volumes of data into a Cassandra cluster.
Previously, connecting to a Windows Azure service (storage service or service bus service) was done by using a Configuration object. The following example shows the old pattern for creating a configuration object used to connect to a Blob service.
This user has worked with a variety of PaaSes using Java, and provides a stable framework for understanding cloud services.
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that allows developers to send messages from their application servers to any number of Android devices registered with the service. This article will look at how to quickly add push notifications to your existing Android applications.
I ran into a scenario where I needed to transfer data from an Azure Cloud Drive VHD that was 250GB in Size from Production to Preproduction. So this means that I want to transfer the VHD from one azure account to another.
Brian and Nick Weaver talk with Kyle Forster (@bigswitchnews), Co-Founder of Big Switch Networks, about the evolution of Software Defined Networks (SDN), OpenFlow and the evolution of programmable networks.
We have gone through three explorer tools for Windows Azure Blob Storage. I would say all three products are pretty awesome.
The cost of cloud computing varies based on implementation, workload and usage. There are no absolutes in hosting costs.
We've been seeing developers choosing to integrate with their application a myriad of off-the-shelf cloud services – rather than develop components themselves
ACES (Access Control Execution System) has been purpose-built to address the operational complexities inherent in adaptive design and pivotal clinical trials.
A post about an unnamed project that was built on Azure that, despite being free of cost, failed due to a couple reasons. Learn them here.
AppFog, the self-proclaimed "Best Platform as a Service for Hackers," announced today the release of a highly-anticipated PaaS with an innovative pricing model.
Ben Kepes discusses a recent conversation he had with the Manager of Innovation and Development working within the Access, Innovation & Enterprise unit of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.
This podcast covers the future of Hadoop, which continues to be the leading Big Data tool.
Although the number of solutions Amazon AWS is offering has become very large, here are 5 ideas of what Amazon could be adding next.
In this post, I’ll share you with some impressions, ideas, pains and speculations about Windows Azure Services for Windows Server
So some parts of the AWS EC2 specifically related to EBS were non responsive or down yesterday.
Getting Couchbase working on Azure inspired Jim O'Neil to write a series on the topic - here's how to configure admin access.
So what does a hybrid cloud actually mean? A hybrid cloud is a composition of a private cloud and public cloud. There are two types of scaling patterns when using a hybrid cloud: vertical and horizontal.
So the last several projects I’ve worked on, I’ve wanted to have a push notification system that I could use to send messages to role instances so that they could take actions.
A month or two ago, I was invited to present at a summit organized by the New Zealand Privacy Commission . . .