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Once a new distributed platform is implemented, any growing organization needs to be able to properly scale the system. Scaling a system for the sake of scaling it doesn’t make sense because cloud resources cost money. The best way to see when and how to scale is to properly monitor the software.Continue reading
Thus far we’ve discussed how Cassandra, Spark, Kafka, Docker, and Kubernetes can be useful to build a global data platform. These components are powerful in their own right and managing them is a little simpler if we decide to use commercial components from DataStax and Confluent.
There are other tools and services we can use to further accelerate our timeline to deliver a world-class global data and analytics platform. Although bringing up a distributed data (Cassandra), distributed computing (Spark), and distributed communication (Kafka) is a great start for a framework, it still needs a few more components to make it a “Platform” which allows quick creation and delivery of services that an enterprise can use.Continue reading
It’s much easier to iterate your platform on containers before deciding to use more “traditional” computing systems in Staging or Production. It’s not a requirement to use Docker or Kubernetes, but even if the system is using containers all the way up to Production, many of the DevOps cycles can be done more quickly because of how quickly environments can be refreshed.Continue reading
The Anant STACK process is fairly generic in that it can be applied to any technology whether it’s SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Open Source or Commercial. You can always elect to implement a full-blown ITIL service strategy if you already have it at your company. Our process is meant to be an easy to understand enterprise architecture process.Continue reading
Cloud computing is an ever-evolving organism, which spins out new trends and technologies every now and then. With such high versatility comes a high number of options, which often cause headaches for technologists. With the projected growing adoption of cloud, expectations, and the necessity to find the best solutions will only grow as companies try to remain competitive.
As reported by Forbes, almost half of IT spending in the year 2018, was on cloud-based services and this is predicted to reach 60% of all IT spending and 60-70% of all software, services and technology speeding by 2020. Thus it becomes necessary to pay attention to cloud demands, while also keeping an eye on evolving technologies to better use it to fulfill business needs. In this article, we will see some of the technologies that have the potential to trend in the cloud computing domain in 2019.Continue reading