Queuing is a critical component of software architecture, and choosing the right system for your cloud-native enterprise application is crucial. In this blog post, we'll compare Amazon Simple Queue Service(SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), and Amazon Kinesis, exploring their strengths and weaknesses to help you determine which queuing system is best suited for your use case.
There is no such thing as one grand unified full-stack programming language
There is no such thing as one grand unified full-stack programming language or a full-stack developer using a single tool. As a SaaS software architect, I certainly do not see some holy grail from my vantage point. We need to use tools that best meet the needs of the task -- and the needs and the skills of developers who use them.
Which AWS messaging and queuing service to use?
AWS offers a number of messaging and queuing services, each one with its own pros and cons. This post describes each service and when to use it.
Rather than innovating Walmart bullies their tech vendors to leave AWS
On June 16th, Amazon announced they would acquire Whole Foods in what to me seems like the most exciting M&A event of the past couple of years. As a long time customer of Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh, I couldn't be more excited at the possibilities. Of course, every other retailer is terrified. There are some … Continue reading Rather than innovating Walmart bullies their tech vendors to leave AWS
Amazon Alexa is eating the retailers alive
I am far from an early technology adopter. I did not get an iPhone till 2011. A year ago a friend introduced me to Amazon Alexa and I thought it was neat just not for me at the time. I followed the press articles about it nevertheless. Finally about two weeks ago I bought an … Continue reading Amazon Alexa is eating the retailers alive
In search for the mythical neutrality among top-tier public cloud providers
This article was originally published by me on my InfoWorld blog in June, 2016. The last time Gartner published their IaaS/PaaS provider rankings Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure occupied the coveted upper right quadrant. To make it into Gartner's magic quadrant both Amazon and Microsoft needed to demonstrate the quality of their services as well … Continue reading In search for the mythical neutrality among top-tier public cloud providers
Why it makes perfect sense for Dropbox to leave AWS
This article was originally published on my Cloud Power blog at Computerworld on April 12th, 2016. On March 14th, 2016 Dropbox publicly announced that they are moving out of the Amazon cloud. It makes perfect sense for Dropbox but should not be an excuse for a reluctant IT department not to proceed with their cloud … Continue reading Why it makes perfect sense for Dropbox to leave AWS
Managed IT is not the future of the cloud
This article was originally published on my Cloud Power blog at Computerworld on November 10th, 2015 On October 21st, 2015, HP officially announced what many of us anticipated for months. After months of denials and flip-flopping they will shut down their HP Helion Public Cloud service. How does their SLA stack up against other cloud … Continue reading Managed IT is not the future of the cloud
Operations costs are the Achille’s heel of NoSQL
NoSQL databases scale by adding more commodity servers. With more commodity servers come increased costs and complexities. Some NoSQL systems are better at this than others and need less.
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