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Enhance Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy with a New “Edge”


Large cloud providers are not highly distributed. In other words, they tend to have large data centers for specific regions. This may not sound like a big deal, but globally in areas with weaker Internet backbones or cases requiring minimal latency, this can come at a large cost. These centralized data centers may have been … Continued

That’s a Wrap – HarperDB 2020


Though this year has been quite different for everyone, the team at HarperDB has made great strides from both a product and organization standpoint. Before 2021 arrives, we wanted to take a moment to summarize what we’ve accomplished this year, how we overcame challenges, and what we look forward to next year. HarperDB has an … Continued

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