Intelligent Cloud-to-Edge Solution with Google Cloud

Data gravity and privacy concerns require federated solutions across public clouds and multiple edge locations. For example, retail stores embed cameras and sensors to track customer purchases, monitor inventory and provide real-time recommendations, but face challenges as forwarding massive volumes of video and sensor data to the cloud for processing is not practical and adds…

Will Kubernetes Sink the Hadoop Ship?

The popularity of Kubernetes is exploding. IBM is acquiring RedHat for its commercial Kubernetes version (OpenShift) and VMware just announced that it is purchasing Heptio, a company founded by Kubernetes originators. This is a clear indication that companies are increasingly betting on Kubernetes as their multi-cloud clustering and orchestration technology. At the same time, in…

Can Open-Source Serverless Be Simpler than Lambda?

While browsing the CNCF Serverless Slack channel recently, I noticed a message; someone needed help writing a function which processes S3 update events. He didn’t want to use AWS Lambda and alternatively was looking for an open source serverless solution over Kubernetes. I took on the challenge of writing, as a response, a function for…