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What is Polyglot Persistence and Why is it awful?


According to Wikipedia, “Polyglot persistence is the concept of using different data storage technologies to handle different data storage needs within a given software application.”  James Serra, in his blog writes,  “Polyglot Persistence is a fancy term to mean that when storing data, it is best to use multiple data storage technologies, chosen based upon the way data is being used by individual applications … 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

The Intelligent Edge, Make Your Data Smarter


 Organizations around the world are investing enormous amounts of resources in pushing computing to edge devices.   There are use cases across most industries like self driving cars, smart grids, healthcare, and many more.   These solutions are beginning to take on similar architectural patterns as they evolve from concept to reality.    Most architectures … Continued

IoT: In the Cloud and on the Edge


 The Internet of Things (IoT) is inherently edge biased. The “things” are all devices out in the world, not encased in a high-tech data center. Naturally, we expect initial data collection to take place on these devices, but what happens after that? Where does the data go? How is it processed? Is the data processed? Is any value derived … Continued

5 Common Mistakes in IoT Sensor Data Analytics


 At this point I think it’s a given that everyone is excited about IoT.  Consumers are excited because their 6 year old daughters can accidentally order $170 doll houses with Alexa and businesses are excited because they can see results like 92% increase in labor utilization.    That said, if we are being honest, most organizations while hugely interested … Continued

5 Things You Can Improve with Parallel Computing


 Parallel computing has gotten more and more common over the years. I think a large part of that is because nearly every device we use today has a multi-core processor. I really mean everything; even the Apple Watch has a dual-core processor. Naturally a lot of software has caught up with this trend and introduced some … Continued

The Promise and Challenges of Digital Twin


The concept of Digital Twin is pretty straightforward:  Take a physical entity anything from a person to an airplane Blanket it with sensors – temperature, weight, wind speed etc.  Collect data from those sensors  Create a digital replicate of that entity in the virtual world for study  It’s an exciting concept because of advances and investment … Continued