Application Development

Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Rise of Off-Chain Processing


2016 and 2017 saw enterprises in the banking and capital sectors implementing blockchain platforms, such as Corda, Hyperledger and R3, and the rise of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Business units in these sectors see blockchain as a disruptive technology which will eventually dictate the way they do business. They therefore believe it’s critical to […]

Tuning Out the Static to Improve Radio Content Curation


The U.S. radio market is a competitive business that is undergoing significant change. Operators are being pressured by new rivals in digital, satellite and Internet radio, including subscription services, such as Pandora and Spotify. More than 15,000 stations vie for $18 billion in annual U.S. radio advertising spend – a figure projected to grow by […]

Intelligent Mapping for the Connected Car


The Challenges Drivers have an expectation that mapping data is real-time and accounts for the latest in traffic patterns, accidents, and other obstacles. Build a foundation of live mapping data for the connected car. Ensure the cloud and analytics solution can scale and support inputs across millions of vehicles globally. The Solution Leveraged AWS public […]

Stay Proactive to Maintain Peak Cloud Performance


There is an expectation of performance in the cloud, then there is actual cloud performance. In many cases, they don’t match. Why? Most platforms, public clouds included, provide good performance at the outset. But over time, databases get bigger, applications grow more complex, and the platforms themselves become harder to manage. The result is much […]

Applications are Now Built for Innovation, Not Just for Efficiency


We discuss the differences between open-source database systems like MongoDB and relational databases that use SQL.  In the early days of open-source, it used to be built to replicate what proprietary software did well. Today, open-source is the innovator because that is what developers expect and need to be successful. In many ways MongoDB builds […]

Ensuring Safety on the Railroad


Challenges Railpod was in need of a cloud-based and highly scalable IoT solution that was capable of ingesting real-time and batched data to ensure safer railroad infrastructure across the global railroad market. RailPod drones increase the frequency and quality of day-to-day railroad track inspections. Through advanced sensing technologies and data as a service, RailPod enables […]