Insights and Updates

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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2019 Predictions, A Look Ahead

January 02, 2019

Happy New Year! With 2019 full of possibilities ahead, we wanted to share our thoughts on where we see Technology moving in the upcoming year.  


Smarter Edge

The edge has been limited in functionality and performance mainly due to limited resources on each device.   Sure, most devices are significantly more powerful than the machines that got us to the moon , but modern applications have also become exponentially more resource intensive.
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The Promise & Challenges of Digital Twin

June 26, 2018
The concept of Digital Twin is pretty straightforward:
  1. Take a physical entity anything from a person to an airplane
  2. Blanket it with sensors - temperature, weight, wind speed etc. 
  3. Collect data from those sensors 
  4. Create a digital replicate of that entity in the virtual world for study
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The Pendulum Swing to the Edge

June 05, 2018
It’s funny how the pendulum swings in the technology world.   First we started with mainframes, then moved to personal computers, now we’re back to the cloud.   Remote, local, remote. Right now we’re on the forefront of the pendulum swinging back again, this time to edge computing. 
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