Cloud computing has been a dominant buzzword in the software industry for the last 10 years or so. Pushing workloads to remote servers has become the industry standard for almost all data processing and storage, but as the IoT community continues to innovate we find ourselves pushing some of this workload back out towards the edge. Some may call this edge computing, but others have continued with the weather related computing terms with Fog and Mist Computing. Let’s explore these concepts…
People like to talk a lot about how everything is real-time. It’s a popular buzzword and it absolutely should be, what could be more important that having data in real-time? No one wants to have to wait hours, days, or even weeks in order to make an informed decision. Data is no good if you can’t transform it into actionable information and make up-to-the-minute business decisions.
Last week HarperDB exhibited at IoTBuild in San Francisco, California. This was our first IoT conference and we couldn’t have had more fun! We came ready to show off HarperDB on our brand new Raspberry Pi demo cluster and to talk with leading thinkers in the IoT space, and we did just that.
As Women’s History month comes to a close, I wanted to take a quick moment to acknowledge the many women in my life who have had an enormous impact on me. The majority of what I have learned about business, leadership, and just how to be a good human in general, I have learned from women. The last one I still have a ways to go. With that in mind, this is not intended to be a treatise on how we empower women in the workplace or create a more diverse workforce in tech, as I do not have the answers nor am I qualified to give them. Any answers I might have were provided to me by some very smart women. I also acknowledge that while HarperDB is very diverse culturally, we have a ways to go on the gender diversity front. Instead this is just intended to be an acknowledgement of the powerful role women have played in shaping my life, leading me, and guiding me to where I am today.