Archive: August 17th, 2011

The enterprise opportunity of Big Data: Closing the “clue gap”

The enterprise opportunity of Big Data: Closing the “clue gap”

The ultimate challenge in the end is putting enough useful Big Data capabilities into the hands of the largest number of workers. The organizations that figure out this part will reap corresponding rewards.

3 Tips for Building a Web App That Can Scale

3 Tips for Building a Web App That Can Scale

Twitter generates about eight terabytes of data a day. That’s a hell of a lot of data for one application. Some SaaS companies might look at that number and think that they’ll never need to handle that much data, or if they did, it would take far more infrastructure and server hardware than they could afford to maintain.

What to Consider When Developing a High-Traffic, Real-Time Web App

What to Consider When Developing a High-Traffic, Real-Time Web App

While interacting with social media and other consumer websites has become routine for many of us, ensuring a seamless, positive user experience is still the Holy Grail for web developers. The volume of queries and messaging on websites increases every day, as does the challenge of keeping the underlying infrastructure running smoothly for millions of users.

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Cloud application monitoring is the Rodney Dangerfield of cloud technologies – it gets no respect… but it ought to. Notice how much of the discussion around cloud computing is about how to design, build or deploy cloud applications. There are healthy debates around frothy topics like security and vendor lock-in. However, when it comes to how cloud applications (SaaS) are monitored and managed on an ongoing basis, there’s a dearth of information and interest.