The Ethics of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing seems to still be one of the reigning buzzwords in high-tech
these days. Everything is either "in the cloud", "powered by the cloud", or
some variation on the theme. I remember when hosted email was just that:
hosted email. Today, such offerings are considered cloud offerings even
though they have not changed in any substantive way since being first offered
well over 15 years ago.
This is to take nothing away from the significant technology shift cloud
computing represents. Without question, virtualization, storage services,
and even application tier services such as Heroku, have fundamentally changed
the way applications are both developed and deployed. And yet, we are still
working with the same essential technology that we always have: compute,
network, and storage. The reason cloud computing is so attractive is beca... (more)
This article was authored by Matt McIlwain and was originally published on
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Guest Post: Beyond Big Data and Benioff’s “AI Spring” to the Dawn of
Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear
these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato
(formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe
that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Data to the
Dataware stack. Over the past twelve months we have seen a lot of companies... (more)
Gene Kim on the Need for On-demand Access to Automated Dev/Test Environments
Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap, and I am speaking with Gene
Kim today. At Skytap, a lot of us are big fans of Gene and his work, and we
just finished reading The Phoenix Project, which we will talk about, as well
as The DevOps Cookbook. I'm curious to know how that's coming along, and when
we can expect to read it. Gene, how are you today.
Gene: I'm doing great, and it's great being here with you.
Noel: So, to get started, being the DevOps aficionado that you are, we
recently had a contest o... (more)
Data Quality as an Initiative
This article was authored by David Guimbellot and was originally published
on Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary
function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that
improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in
the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes
around test data.
The actual data are not securely stored or obfuscated during the testing
process The coverage gaps in the data used for testin... (more)
This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and ... (more)