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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

​​Better Together; The Edge and The Cloud

October 21, 2019
 
 
People often hear the phrase “edge computing” and assume that it is the a dversary of the cloud. Well I’m here to tell you - that’s not true. The goal of this blog is to clear up some of the common misconceptions and myths surrounding “edge computing.”
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My Exposure to IoT and Cloud Computing in Higher Education

August 13, 2019
I recently completed a four year C omputer S cience degree via distance learning through a university in my home country of New Zealand. While extremely challenging at times, the work was compelling and it was an enjoyable endeavor overall . One of the courses I completed was called Internet of T hings and C loud C omputing , which I will condense into a few points of interest below. 
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The ROI of Moving the Cloud to the Edge

July 29, 2019
Ma n y of our blogs have focused on unleashing the power of the edge by shifting decision making from the cloud to the field.  The y have focused on what is possible, what is coming in the future , and how this can help business es make faster and smarter decisions.  
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IoT: What’s the Forecast?

March 18, 2019
 
For whatever reason the tech world seems to like using weather metaphors to describe various levels of computing: cloud, fog, and mist being the most common. Visibility seems to be the best way to describe these, and yet somehow , it’s still not very clear what the differences are. Then, of course, we have the Internet of Things (IoT), which is just that: things. Generic on purpose. Anything and everything can be a thing! What happens when we network those things together? We get IoT. In this blog , I’m going to attempt to provide some clarity on how the mist, fog, and cloud are intertwined with IoT and how an edge database can be used throughout. 
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