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How We Use Infrastructure as Code in HDB Cloud


Why Infrastructure as Code? Earlier this year we launched HarperDB Cloud, a fully-managed, cloud-hosted version of HarperDB. We wanted HarperDB Cloud to be a fast and low-friction way to get HarperDB. Sign up, answer a couple of questions, and a few minutes later you have a working instance of HarperDB. To make this happen, we understood that … Continued

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

​​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

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 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

IoT: What’s the Forecast


 For whatever reason the tech world seems to like using weather metaphors to describe various levels of computing: cloud, fog, and mist being the most common. Visibility seems to be the best way to describe these, and yet somehow, it’s still not very clear what the differences are. Then, of course, we have the Internet of … Continued

CES 2019: What Happens if it’s Offline?


Zachary and I had the pleasure of attending #CES2019 in Las Vegas.  We saw a lot of really incredible things from Flying Vehicles, to Haptic VR suits combined with human gerbil like balls, and every imaginable type of AI, 3D printer, image recognition software, and smart home device – like a cocktail maker and smart diaper.   After … Continued