Behind BI: Infrastructure Basics for Data-Driven Organizations

As businesses strive to become data-driven-organizations, a leading global market intelligence agency called the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that there will be 163 zettabytes of data by 2025. How will all of this data be managed, stored and transformed into useful insights? Many business are quick to ask “how can we use AI and ML to accelerate our business?” But this is where some leaders miss the mark - you cannot implement and benefit from data science tools without prioritizing data infrastructure.

Accelerating Time-to-Market with Microservices, Containers, and Kubernetes

Microservices- and container-based architectures along with their technologies, such as Kubernetes, have been the buzzword in every IT development and operations team. So, what’s behind the buzz? And why should enterprise and corporate organizations invest in Kubernetes or other container technologies?

How Creativity and the Cloud are Transforming Industries

Disruptive companies, and companies with longterm success exhibit creativity and innovation when providing value to their consumer. However, the level of business creativity required to compete can’t flourish if a business’s technology infrastructure is unable to expand and adjust with the business. This is where cloud computing comes in – it frees organizations from the complex management of IT infrastructure and operations in order to focus on creativity and innovation.

Dev9 and Rackspace Announce Strategic Agreement to Deliver End-to-End Cloud Modernization and Managed Services on Google Cloud

At Google Cloud Next, Google Cloud Premier Partners Dev9 and Rackspace® today announced a strategic agreement. The new alliance aims to deliver Rackspace managed services to Dev9’s customers leveraging hybrid and public cloud.

Dev9 Achieves AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Status

Dev9, a Kirkland, WA software development consultancy specializing in cloud modernization for enterprise and midmarket companies, announced today that it has achieved AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Status. Advanced partners have completed extensive technical training, successfully delivered multiple complex implementations on AWS, and met a rigorous set of qualifications to achieve Amazon’s coveted partner status.

Application Level Joins of DynamoDB NoSQL Data

You probably don’t want to do this [#].  There are alternatives to manually joining DynamoDB NoSQL documents.  These include denormalizing the data, which is quite common in NoSQL environments, as well as using Amazon’s Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) service, which does have a join feature in it.  However using EMR just for joins is like getting a car when all you need is a radio.  If you don’t need EMR and either can’t denormalize the data or just haven’t yet then this strategy may be for you.

Have you come to NoSQL technologies only after learning SQL for years?  If so, then you’ve probably wanted to JOIN some different documents (like tables, but NoSQLier) together.  If you’ve started off your career in NoSQL then this will give you an additional mental tool in addition to the code.