Insights and Updates

Read the HarperDB teams’ thoughts on database technology topics such as SQL, NOSQL, Schema-less architecture, IoT, Big Data, and more

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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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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Unifying Patient Data: Building a Healthcare Portal with HDB HTAP

February 20, 2018
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