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Read the HarperDB teams’ thoughts on database technology topics such as SQL, NOSQL, Edge Computing, IoT, Industry 4.0, and more

CES 2019: What Happens if it’s Offline?

January 22, 2019

Zachary and I had the pleasure of attending #CES2019 in Las Vegas.  We saw a lot of really incredible things from Flying Vehicles, to Haptic VR suits combined with human gerbil like balls, and every imaginable type of AI, 3D printer, image recognition software, and smart home device - like a cocktail maker and smart diaper.  

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IoT: In the Cloud and on the Edge

August 06, 2018
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is inherently edge biased. The “things” are all devices out in the world, not encased in a high-tech data center. Naturally, we expect initial data collection to take place on these devices, but what happens after that? Where does the data go? How is it processed? Is the data processed? Is any value derived from that data? These are all questions I think about every time I talk with customers looking to find a solution for their IoT data.
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The Mist and Fog Beneath the Cloud

April 18, 2018
Cloud computing has been a dominant buzzword in the software industry for the last 10 years or so. Pushing workload s 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…
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