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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

Manage High Resolution Data from Rotating Machines – An IIoT Challenge


One of the consistent themes that has surfaced when working with industrial clients is their reliance on high performance rotating machinery. Whether it’s steam turbines delivering electrical power or compressors in mid stream gas fields, these machines are the foundation for most heavy industries. If you consider the combustion engine as a rotating machine as well, we … Continued

Building an Edge Database for IoT with Linux File System


Hello world!  My name is Sam and I am the newest member of the HarperDB Engineering Team.   While I may be relatively new, I have been following the company since they launched last year (I’ve known Stephen since college) and jumped at the opportunity to join this awesome team.  I was and still am excited by the … Continued

Advancing Beyond Store and Forward


As the Internet of Things matures we continue to see design patterns come and go, with some evolving and some disappearing. The time has come- Store and Forward needs to go. This paradigm served as an initial step in shifting to the edge, but it should not survive. In this blog I’ll introduce the concepts of Store and Forward along with an explanation of its inferiority to other, … Continued

My Exposure to IoT and Cloud Computing in Higher Education


I recently completed a four year Computer Science degree via distance learning through a university in my home country of New Zealand. While extremely challenging at times, the work was compelling and it was an enjoyable endeavor overall. One of the courses I completed was called Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, which I will condense into a few points of interest below.  An Introduction to IoT and Real World Examples This course began with an introduction to some of the … Continued

The HarperDB Summer Internship Experience


Interview As the summer of 2019 approached, my urgency to find an internship heightened. Not just any internship- not a summer camp internship or a sales internship, not a “build your own business internship,” but a genuine and valuable internship that would expose me to real data and allow me to feel that I had truly contributed. When searching for such opportunities, positions for financial analysts at banks … Continued

The ROI of Moving the Cloud to the Edge


Many of our blogs have focused on unleashing the power of the edge by shifting decision making from the cloud to the field.  They have focused on what is possible, what is coming in the future, and how this can help businesses make faster and smarter decisions.    While there are some incredibly exciting innovations happening in these areas that are … Continued