Many of our blogs have focused on unleashing the power of the edge by shifting decision making from the cloud to the field. They have focused on what is possible, what is coming in the future, and how this can help businesses make faster and smarter decisions.
On the plains of Eastern Colorado about 50 miles southeast of our office in Denver isAuthentic Drilling Inc. Authentic Drilling was started a couple years ago by Sherri Meicklejohn, an entrepreneurial and visionary businesswoman who has developed one of the more innovative drilling companies in the US. Authentic Drilling offers a wide variety of geotechnical, environmental and exploration drilling services and provides best of class equipment and expertise. They are known for challenging projects such as winching rigs off the side of a dam to measure the underlying soil and rock composition, and for drilling into abandoned coal fields to assess and extinguish underground methane fires. Their fleet of rigs includes a mix of compressors, remote control and drivable rigs, semi tractors and support trucks. In an effort to maximize their time in the field, Sherri and her team are constantly optimizing their equipment, training and methods.
Data drives our lives. Our apps, our spending, our home, it’s all driven from a datastore somewhere. On the scale that we constantly ask questions of our devices we might wonder, just how are these systems keeping up with the sheer scale of all the constant data requests being delivered to our brains?NoSQL databases are built to horizontally scale natively as can some relational databases. Monolithic databases are of course a thing that happens. Both of these options can work but the cost of this type of scale surrounding databases can be staggering and keeping it all alive can make a seasoned DevOps shudder. The answer to this question of scale is memory and caching.
Happy New Year from the HarperDB Team! It’s a new year full of promise, new technology and so very much data. This year we will see maturation of technologies new and existing, and a partial departure from the cloud. Let’s peer through the shroud of time and discuss what is coming in 2018 regarding all things data.