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HarperDB: More Than a Database


I recently had a very interesting conversation on our podcast with Ron Lewis, the Director of Innovation and Engineering at Lumen Technologies. Ron brought up the notion that HarperDB is more than just a database, and for certain users or projects, HarperDB is not serving as a database at all. How can this be possible? Database, Explained … Continued

What is Edge Persistence?


Have you heard the term “edge persistence” floating around the webiverse? If so what does it mean to you? If your answer is “not sure” then this blog is for you! If you think you have an idea, let me know where you think I got it right and where I might have been off. … Continued

Use Cases for a Low Latency Distributed Database


There are certain industries that greatly benefit from high-performing, low-latency, geo-distributed technologies, while other organizations might be more focused on vertically scaling architectures. This is dependent on numerous factors including the data pipeline, network, data structure, type of product or solution, short and long term goals, etc. While there are currently many databases and tools … Continued

Hybrid Cloud Explained (By a Non-Developer)


Hello again. It’s March, and while I missed February for putting out an “Explained” blog, I have a topic today that I think could use a non-developer breakdown. Let’s just get it out there, cloud computing is a term that has been so saturated and used in so many different, confusing, and sometimes incorrect contexts, … Continued

Why So Serverless?


Since we hosted a livestream on building a serverless Next.js app with HarperDB and Vercel, I thought it might make sense to do a debrief on “serverless.” We’re starting to see the word more and more, but do we really know what it means or why it’s growing in popularity? Let’s look into this. One author states … Continued

Reduce Data Latency with Geo Distributed Databases


Do you ever have those moments where you know you’re thinking faster than the app you’re using? You click something and have time to think “what’s taking so long?” It’s frustrating to say the least, but it’s an all-too-common problem in modern applications. A driving factor of this delay is latency, caused by offloading processing … Continued

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