Google’s Data Solutions for Change brings analytics to nonprofits
Google is offering Cloud credits and assistance for nonprofits that are ready to solve big challenges with data solutions.
In the business world, it’s largely a given at this point that… Continue reading
Hybrid cloud strategies should be reimagined as multi-cloud
The tech industry needs to change the way it defines hybrid cloud strategies. A multi-cloud environment is often a more accurate description and worthwhile goal.
Everyone is talking about hybrid cloud strategies,… Continue reading
Azure App Service Isolated boosts security and PaaS performance
Aimed at organizations with unique security needs, Azure App Service Environment v2 lets applications run in a dedicated network without sacrificing scale or performance.
Azure App Service Isolated represents a different… Continue reading
Cloud Apps Success Means End-User Identity Management
Cloud-based applications are the future. Soon, cloud apps that are accessed using any device with a Web browser and Internet access will replace traditional legacy apps. But with so many applications coming from different providers,… Continue reading
Cloud-native low-code platforms rival third-party options
To choose between native and third-party low-code tools, cloud application development teams need to weigh the benefits of consolidation against the risk of lock-in.
s the adoption of no-code and low-code platforms grow, some… Continue reading
Digital transformation will lead 60% of enterprises to move IT off-premises by 2019
The top three IT initiatives for 2018 include business intelligence, artificial intelligence, and big data, according to 451 Research. Digital transformation
- 60% of enterprises plan to shift… Continue reading
The cloud-fueled shift now underway
Public clouds are the future of enterprise big data analytics, and their use is creating the unified platform needed to fully gain its value.
Today’s big data analytics market is quite different from the industry or even a few years ago. The coming decade will see change, innovation, and disruption ripple through at every segment of this global industry.
In the recently published annual update to its market study, Wikibon, the analyst group of SiliconAngle Media, found that the worldwide big data analytics market grew at 24.5 percent in 2017 from the year before. (I work for Wikibon.)
This was faster than forecast in the previous year’s report, owing largely to stronger-than-expected public cloud deployment and utilization as well as accelerating the convergence of platforms, tools, and other solutions. Also, enterprises are moving more rapidly out of the experimentation and proof-of-concept phases with big data analytics and are achieving higher levels of business value from their deployments.
Going forward, Wikibon forecasts that the overall big data analytics market will grow at an 11 percent annual growth rate by 2027, reaching reach $103 billion globally. Much of the market growth in later years will be sustained by the adoption of big data analytics in the internet of things (IoT), mobility, and other edge-computing use cases. Continue reading
Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure
Cloud-native apps built on Kubernetes can run anywhere. Now, with Open Service Broker, they can also use services hosted in public clouds such as Azure. – Cloud Software Development
Back in the early 2000s, while working as an architect in an IT consulting company, I became fascinated by the promise of service-oriented architectures. Taking an API-first approach to application development made a lot of sense to me, as did the idea of using a message- and event-driven approach to application integration.
But that dream was lost in a maze of ever-more complex standards. The relatively simple SOAP’s take on remote procedure calls vanished as a growing family of WS- protocols added more and more features.
It’s not surprising, then, that I find much of what’s happening in the world of cloud-native platforms familiar. Today, we’re using many of the same concepts as part of building microservice architectures, on top of platforms like Kubernetes.
Like SOAP, the underlying concept is an open set of tools that can connect applications and services, working in one public cloud, from on-premises systems to a public cloud, and from cloud to cloud. It’s that cross-cloud option that’s most interesting: Each of the three big public cloud providers does different things well, so why not build your applications around the best of Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform? Continue reading