The developments in Google's Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud
Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its
fastest growing product areas.
Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent
months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest
zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to
six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo.
Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud
commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments
in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning
service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing
This presents a unique problem to customers. On the one hand, businesses may
be tem... (more)
Pokeman Go has been a raging success. But its launch was marred by frequent
downtimes and dropped connections. In a recent chat at the Google Cloud
Platform Next Conference, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin talked about the “hair
on fire” experience where the team had to firefight and upgrade key
components on the live production system in order to handle the unexpected
surge in new users joining in.
Among the various upgrades made to the system, Niantic had to replace the
network load balancer with a much more sophisticated HTTP/S load balancing
system that could handle a larger overal... (more)
Cloud servers bring with them distributed hosting and the ability to
anonymize identities and that has enabled cloud becoming a breeding ground
for criminals and even terrorists.
The cloud brings unique advantages to individual and business users alike and
this explains the exponential adoption rate that cloud has seen in the past
decade. There are also numerous security challenges with the cloud especially
in the areas of privacy and data theft that has concerned stakeholders for a
long time. However, with sophisticated encryption technologies, the instances
of cloud data getti... (more)
For a long time, Bill Gates and in fact the entire leadership team at
Microsoft were vehemently against the open source community. Steve Ballmer
had once called Linux “a malignant cancer” in reference to Linux
allegedly violating nearly 235 patents that Microsoft owned. Even
post-retirement, Bill Gates had once picked on open source claiming that this
model creates a license that prevents anybody from improving the software.
“I think if you invent drugs, you should be able to charge for them,”
he had said.
But Microsoft, and the entire gamut of B2B service providers, have come a... (more)
Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different
input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and
produce the required output.
Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry
observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim
that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace
human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the
objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data
scientists at a lot of organization... (more)