Blog

Six Reasons for Edge Computing

The most advanced companies, those that apply technology for strategic advantage, were the first to adopt cloud computing. They are now the first to realize that they must move compute...
Read more

The Combine Harvester Metaphor for Edge Computing

Brenner combine harvester 1930s, CLAAS KGaA mbH A metaphor that we use to explain edge computing is “finding the needle in the haystack.” Why move all the hay to the cloud...
Read more

What is edge computing?

Edge computing is a new type of compute power that exists between the smart things and the cloud. It is surprising how many new things around us have small computers...
Read more

Have you started thinking about your edge computing strategy?

  All the talk these days is cloud, cloud, cloud. I hope I don’t put you off by asking: Have you started thinking about your edge computing strategy? The more...
Read more

Linear scalability

Infrastructure is rarely linearly scalable. To be truly linear, there should be means to increase the capacity of the infrastructure in a straight line. There always seems to be a...
Read more

Big barrier to learning big data technology

There is a big barrier to learning big data technology such as Hadoop. With most new technology, a developer just downloads the software to his laptop and starts hacking. You can’t...
Read more

Software has changed, hardware has not

In this decade we are seeing a remarkable, dramatic shift in software development. Hadoop has made parallel processing common place. Meanwhile, where is the shift in hardware? Hardware vendors keep building bigger and bigger servers. 
Read more