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A Brief History of Data Silos

The original purpose of a data silo was to keep secrets. People have been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Prior to the written word, keeping a secret meant not sharing specific information with anyone else, verbally. And then came the written word. Secrets could be shared accidentally, or even stolen. Life became more […]

IoT vs. Serverless Computing

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an interconnected network of physical and digital devices, sensors, mechanical components, and communication protocols with the ability to transfer and exchange data machine-to-machine or machine-to-interactions. The serverless computing model is cloud-based and all its resources are managed by the service provider. The client is charged based on the consumption […]

Fundamentals of Document Databases

A document database (sometimes referred to as a “document store” or a “document-oriented database”), is a NoSQL or non-relational database. But, document databases use an index to associate “keys” with “documents,” making it more efficient at retrieving data. Unlike relational databases, document databases are not structured with a format of rows and columns, but scale […]

The Future of Blockchain

The media focus around blockchain over the last five to ten years has shifted from the currency bitcoin to the underlying database technology, which is a distributed ledger technology(DLT), now used in a wide variety of use cases. So, what is the reason behind blockchain suddenly gaining so much traction? McKinsey Report’s Blockchain’s Potentials, Limitations, […]

Graph Databases: An Overview

The concept of graph databases traces back to Leonhard Euler. Euler was an 18th century Swiss mathematician who made several important discoveries in mathematics, such as infinitesimal calculus. In solving the “Seven Bridges of Königsberg” problem in 1736, Euler laid the foundations for graph theory. (He also got a fun shout-out in Hidden Figures when […]

Bringing Hyperconvergence Architecture and VDIs to Everyone

A hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) uses software and/or hardware to create an IT infrastructure that virtualizes all of the needed elements to create an efficient and highly functional computer processing system. An HCI includes compute, networking, and a storage combined together in a virtualized environment, and normally runs on easily purchased, off-the-shelf commercial servers. The primary […]

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