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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform Part 5: Monitoring & Scaling a Distributed Business Data & Communications Platform

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.

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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform – Part 4: Building a Developer-Friendly Platform on top of a World-Class Framework

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.

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How Google Works

Google is one of the most prominent companies in the world today. They have created and maintained business rules that help make a company successful in the Internet Century. In the book How Google Works, written by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg, the lessons and methods learned by Google are used to help other companies find success in the Internet Century. This post aims to highlight some of these lessons and help you and your company be more successful. Continue reading

AI Brain

Intelligent Graphs: A Look at the Future of Enterprise AI

More and more companies are becoming aware of artificial intelligence (AI) and what it can do for the enterprise. This event will consist of three talks that will focus on a variety of actions your team and company can do to make use of artificial intelligence, specifically using a subset of AI called machine learning (ML).

Come check this event out on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the George Washington University’s Funger Hall. There will be food and drinks before the start of the event as well as a post-event get together at Circa. Please make sure to RSVP!

Find more information at this link.

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Earth - The Global Business Platform

The Best Business Platform in the World

Today, all companies must have a Business Platform whether or not they know it. In fact, they all have a platform of some kind, even if it’s not the best one possible. The industry has seen a shift from “pipes to platforms” as written by Sangeet Paul Choudhary. How can you build the best business platform in the world? Do you need to?

“There are two broad business models: pipes and platforms. You could be running your business the wrong way if you’re building a platform, but using pipe strategies.” – Sangeet Paul Choudhary

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