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Maximizing Insight from Distributed Assets with Google Cloud


We’re simulating a distributed real-world production/industrial environment. Our clients run the gamut of virtually every industry and environment. While there are many different sensors and data types that we monitor, some directly, some through PLC’s, etc. That reality also means software that runs locally at the edge, as well software running in the cloud. While […]

The Maturation of Architects, Operations and Developers in the Cloud


Many roles, including architects, operations and developers, will fundamentally change as new capabilities become available, the market continues to speed ahead and business demands greater levels of operational efficiency. It is important that every member of these organizations take ownership for their own career growth and identify where their careers are headed. Ownership means understanding […]

Cloud Wars: Is 2017 the Year of the Cloud Land Grab?


Next month will mark the 155th anniversary of a piece of legislation that President John F. Kennedy once described as “the single greatest stimulus to national development ever enacted.” It was the Homestead Act of 1862. By 1862 the United States had grown from approximately 500 million acres of land to almost 2 billion (with […]

The Great Migration to Next Generation Big Data Platforms


First generation big data platforms are characterized as on-premise deployments, on physical servers, often running a software stack from Cloudera, Hortonworks, DataStax or similar vendors. These old world platforms enable many companies to begin analyzing data in new ways by providing a unique set of capabilities to analysts. These game-changing big data platforms allow companies […]

Recap of the Google Horizon Event


I was fortunate enough to attend an invite-only Google event to get briefed on numerous announcements pertaining to Google’s cloud services. The announcements included updates on products ranging from Google Docs to Google’s public cloud offering. Additional information was shared on Google’s go-to-market strategy and staffing ambitions as it gears up to gain ground on […]