Insights and Updates



Why You Should Consider Database-as-a-Service


Let’s say you’re kicking off a project, maybe it’s an app, data store, IoT project, etc. No matter what you’re building, you will almost always need a database, the foundation of most applications. While this initial decision is easy, it gets infinitely more complicated from there. What kind of database do I need? Where do … Continued

Clustering 2.0 with HarperDB


 We’ve all been working hard here at HarperDB to bring you the new and improved HarperDB 2.0.One of the main features that received a makeover was our solution for enhancing distributed computing, and more specifically, clustering. The new version has improvements across the board with performance, reliability and scalability. In this blog I’m going to introduce the concept of clustering and how … Continued

3 Keys To Moving Your IoT Strategy Forward


 The Internet of Things has long been held up as the panacea to all that ails modern business. Real-time visibility and intelligent response to systemic anomalies have long promised to ruthlessly and autonomously eliminate inefficiency, delivering us into a new era of accountability, performance, and profit. The largest consultancies in the world have entire teams … Continued

​​Better Together; The Edge and The Cloud


 People often hear the phrase “edge computing” and assume that it is the adversary of the cloud. Well I’m here to tell you – that’s not true. The goal of this blog is to clear up some of the common misconceptions and myths surrounding “edge computing.” What exactly is “the edge?” In my humble opinion, the industry doesn’t have consensus on what or where the edge is and how … Continued

Wrangling Your Dark Data


 As we talk with clients about their challenges, the topic invariably turns to Industry 4.0. This is interesting to me because it’s a largely generalized concept and while there are many reasons companies want to implement Industry 4.0, one main reason is FOMO.  If you are under the age of 30 then FOMO is probably a standard phrase, luckily I have college-aged kids who happen … Continued

Performance Testing Javascript & Node with Benchmark.js


  At HarperDB, we’re working to build the best distributed database solution from the edge to the cloud. As a software developer on the team, I spend most of my time thinking about how to increase the stability and speed of our codebase – ideally, any work I’m doing achieves both of these priorities.  

The Future of Big Data is Small Data


The Looming Crisis of Big Data databases at Thing Scale. As a partially reformed software engineer, I’m acutely aware of the balance we all attempt to maintain between what we can achieve today and what we believe we’re going to be able to achieve tomorrow. In theory, our increasingly complex attempts to understand the universe … Continued