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Living in a GAFA world.

Living in a GAFA world.

Think of what Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon services and products you use daily. How much are they a vehicle for communications, work, social life, purchases and tasks? How often do you connect to them? Count the number. How many? Surprised? Now, out of the 4 companies, how many do you use? Or do you […]

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New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

The second keynote speech I attended at NoSQL Now 2013 was by Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix. Adrian gave a talk titled Managing Scale and Complexity at Netflix. He talked about a different aspect of massively distributed, large, and complex systems from Nathan Marz’s. (URL). Between the two, I gained more understanding of such systems. In […]

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Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

As is well known, there are three types of cloud computing: software as a service (SaaS), such as Salesforce.com; platform as a service (PaaS), such as Google App Engine; and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as Amazon’s AWS. Google has been in the PaaS space but recently dived into IaaS. A great thing about […]

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A Quick Look at Structure 2011

This is a summary of Structure 2011, held recently by GigaOM in San Francisco. In this blog I report what I observed but without going into details. I plan to cover some of the subjects in more detail as time permits in future blogs. Similar conferences have sessions that run 50 to 90 minutes. Sessions […]

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Checklist For The Cloud

We re-posted the story on the definition of the “cloud” so we could take a deeper look at where it has come in the last two years and how it has changed.  Our parent company, NetHawk Interactive, Inc., has used the cloud for its CRM files and we park our mail servers at our IT […]

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Amazon Data Mining Service May Be A Game Changer

The true benefits of the cloud come down to distributed computing. World of Warcraft is a networked game on a distributed system. In “Lord of the Rings,” the film makers simulated entire battles using a distributed computer system. With ample resources, you may use a data center to download a chunk of the web, process […]

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