February 2021

How to Monitor API Usage and Performance with the Moesif Plugin for AWS API Gateway

API gateways provide a central point to govern and control access to your APIs, enabling customers and partners to quickly create new experiences. Amazon API Gateway has native support for a variety of compute resources like AWS Lambda or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Integration testing of your Android with Testsigma

Most of the applications being developed today have complex requirements. Hence, they need to be tested thoroughly and for each use-case, before they are ready to be deployed in the production server. We all know how important it is to perform unit testing on separate modules or “units of codes”.

Sample applications for Cloudera Operational Database

Cloudera Operational Database is an operational database-as-a-service that brings ease of use and flexibility to Apache HBase. Cloudera Operational Database enables developers to quickly build future-proof applications that are architected to handle data evolution. In the previous blog posts, we looked at application development concepts and how Cloudera Operational Database (COD) interacts with other CDP services.

Embedded dashboard of the month: Inspyrus

Welcome to our first embedded dashboard of the month blog post. We’re kicking things off featuring a Looker dashboard by Inspyrus, a company that helps their customers automate invoice processing and payments in the cloud. I spoke with Prashant Soral, CTO, who heads up development and anything analytics related for Inspyrus.

How to create a good test plan

Software testing is the process of evaluating and verifying a software program or application —with the intent of preventing software defects, reducing development costs, improving performance, and delivering a superior product. To ensure adequate product coverage and keep testing in line with project objectives, it’s imperative to have a sound test plan.

The Key Metrics That Fintech Product Managers Can't Live Without

If each product is a world in its own, each industry in which that product -or service, for that matter- is deployed, is a universe. A seemingly chaotic universe full of data coming from every direction and angle that you, the product manager, need to catch, analyze, and funnel into your every day. If this does not sound easy, it is because it is not!

What the Months Ahead Look Like for Insurance

Insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries are under pressure to adapt to new customer expectations. Insurtechs have made omnichannel digital experiences the norm. And COVID-19 has forced the issue further, on top of necessary operational and claims process changes. Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword or something that can fix just one area of an insurance organization.

AI Expert Joanna Bryson Dishes on Due Diligence and Rooting Out AI Bias, Part 2

How was that credit application declined? Why was that person denied parole? How were disability benefits cut for those constituents? And why do computers learning from humans automatically see certain occupational words as masculine and others as feminine? It’s hard to explain how the most advanced algorithms make decisions. But as predictive systems proliferate, there are signs we’ve become more wary of their use in making critical decisions.

5 Principles of Enterprise Low-Code Application Development

In 2020, low-code application development went mainstream. Organizations everywhere prioritized the ability to rapidly adapt, making the Low-Code Application Platform (LCAP) an essential part of the enterprise technology stack. Low-code may be everywhere—but many IT and development teams are failing to reach its full potential. Ironically, they’re running low-code projects with traditional, high-code development practices.

Why you should use Central Error Logging Services

Logs are vital for every application that runs in a server environment. Logs provide essential information which points to whether the current system is operating properly. Looking through logs, you will gather data on system issues, errors, and trends. However, it is not feasible to manually look up errors on various servers across thousands of log files. The solution? Central errors logging services.

Webinar Wrap-up: Urban Company's Journey of Scaling Growth by Leveraging AI

If you run an online business, it is vital to ensure that your platform is in top shape and accessible to customers 24/7. Better user experience is the key to earning customer loyalty and driving growth. A customer-focused approach is one of the key factors behind the success of India’s largest home services company – Urban Company.

Picking up the pieces of your monolith breakdown

A decade ago, all developers could talk about was breaking down the monolith and event-driven architectures. Especially in the financial services industry, to become more nimble and accelerate their application delivery. They leveraged messaging systems to decouple the application, and specifically Apache Kafka has transitioned from being a data integration technology to the leading messaging system for microservices.

C++ Microservices in Docker

Microservices have become a popular way to architect applications, particularly those that compose functionality from a variety of loosely coupled systems and services. While there are a variety of frameworks and tools for implementing a microservice architecture, it isn’t always clear how to expose native code like C or C++ code within a wider microservice system. That’s where HydraExpress comes in.

Cloud Data Retention & Analysis: Unlocking the Power of Your Data

Enterprise data growth is accelerating rapidly in 2021, challenging organizations to adopt cloud data retention strategies that maximize the value of data and fulfill compliance needs while minimizing costs. To meet this challenge, organizations are adopting or refining their cloud data retention strategies. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the state of data retention and analytics in the cloud.

The Best Software Deployment Tools For 2021

Software deployment tools allow developers to ensure that software is properly installed with it’s required packages and implementation steps conducted in the correct order. Using these tools is a vital requirement for any business that creates its own software in-house. There is a variety of software that can assist developers in launching their latest code with new ones (such as GitHub Actions) arriving to the forefront of many growing consideration lists.

What Functional Tests Overlook, See It with Visual Testing

Organizations strive to deliver the best possible digital experience to their customers. One way to ensure this is by testing their applications, and many organizations perform functional testing to verify that the application behavior is working correctly. However, there are areas that functional testing cannot cover. This is where visual testing comes in.

[Webinar] How QA Orchestration Improves Your Mobile Testing Productivity

“Test Orchestration” is the key strategy of companies in today’s competitive marketplace. However, it may become a time-consuming and effort-intensive process if not done right. Hence, there’s a need for better strategies.  Watch the recording of this Katalon x Kobiton webinar and explore how to boost up your team productivity with the industrial experts! In this webinar, our experts will walk you through:

5 key features of any modern embedded analytics platform

Start-ups founded on analytics have been shaking up every industry. Finance has been disrupted by Monzo's data focus, Netflix’s analytics has upended film entertainment, and Swyfft has used data to change the game for US home insurance. Today's users have come to expect analytics in their applications.

Change The Way You Do ML With Applied ML Prototypes

Today’s enterprise data science teams have one of the most challenging, yet most important roles to play in your business’s ML strategy. In our current landscape, businesses that have adopted a successful ML strategy are outperforming their competitors by over 9%. The implications of ML on the future of business are clear. However, only 4% of enterprise executives today report seeing success from their ML investment.

Accelerate your Looker dashboards with BigQuery BI Engine

At Looker we’re constantly working to help you leverage the power of your database for greater performance, efficiency, and functionality. That’s why we’re so excited to have worked with the BigQuery team on the launch of Google’s new preview of BigQuery BI Engine — an in-memory analysis service that makes Looker running on BigQuery faster than ever.

New in BigQuery BI Engine: faster insights across popular BI tools

Business analysts working with larger and larger data sets are finding traditional BI methods can't keep up with their need for speed. BigQuery BI Engine is designed to meet this need by accelerating the most popular dashboards and reports that connect to BigQuery. With the freshest data available, your analysts can identify trends faster, reduce risk, match the pace of customer demand, even improve operational efficiency in an ever-changing business climate.

DataOps and automation at the heart of the banking revolution

According to the European Banking Authority report on Advanced Analytics and Big Data in banking, the implementation of data technologies, infrastructure, and practices is still at “an early stage”. The game is on for early contenders in this winner-takes-most market. Banks that move quickly are likely to get ahead of the curve, grabbing more of the market pie before others rise to the challenge.

Why Gartner says augmented analytics is the new BI battleground

Another year, another Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI tools. The leaders quadrant is again dominated by a few legacy platforms, focused as always on “nifty visualizations” and clean dashboards. But this year, the scoring took a novel turn. That’s the takeaway by Alex Woodie, Managing Editor at Datanami.

What Is a Data Stack?

These days, there are two kinds of businesses: data-driven organizations; and companies that are about to go bust. And often, the only difference is the data stack. Data quality is an existential issue—to survive, you need a fast, reliable flow of information. The data stack is the entire collection of technologies that make this possible. Let's take a look at how any company can assemble a data stack that's ready for the future.

Concept Drift Deep Dive: How to Build a Drift-Aware ML System

There is nothing permanent except change. In a world of turbulent, unpredictable change, we humans are always learning to cope with the unexpected. Hopefully, your machine learning business applications do this every moment, by adapting to fresh data. In a previous post, we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the data science industry.

Getting Started With Kong's OpenID Connect Plugin

The concept of zero-trust security is relatively simple. In essence, no entity or system should have trust by default. You should assume that any system you are talking to is not trustworthy until you establish otherwise. Within Kong Konnect, one mechanism to apply zero-trust is the OpenID Connect API gateway plugin. In this post and the below recording from our recent Destination: Zero-Trust virtual event, I’ll cover OpenID at a high level and some of its applications and use cases.

Why Your Local Workstation Can't Mimic the Cloud

If there is one thing developers love, it’s control. This makes sense—if you build something as complex as a software system, you need to understand what’s happening at every level. But absolute control can be a liability when it becomes the main goal of the development process. Many developers go to great lengths to get the same system replicated locally that they run on a remote server with the hope of catching every error before it’s deployed. This is a pipedream.

What's new? Winter Release 2021

Winter is clearly over here, the sun is shining, which means it is time to sum up everything that is new in the Tideways Winter 2021 release. Aside from this blog post explaining the new features in detail and the documentation, we also invite you to our 30 minute webinar "New Features and Improvements launched in Winter 2021" scheduled for 4th March 2021, 15:00 Europe/Berlin. The webinar will also include an exclusive intro to two brand new features that are launching into Beta next week.

How to make remote meetings work during lockdown

Many people think because we’re an online business, with technology at the heart of everything we do, we’d be better placed than many to make the transition from in-person meetings to virtual meetings during the pandemic. Whilst we have made that leap and made it work well, it’s not because we’re au fait with tech and the latest tools, it’s quite the opposite.

What Is Metasploit?

In this quick guide for cybersecurity professionals, we’ve invited some of our favourite security experts who have previously worked with Metasploit to explain why this tool is so valuable for conducting effective penetration tests and network reconnaissance tasks. Our first expert Michael Roninson, Security Expert at Cerber Tech gives a brief overview of this tool and how to use it in his response below;

Five Trends for the Financial Services Industry to Track in 2021

With a new year ahead, it’s time for financial services to pause, take stock of the “new normal,” and plan a path forward. COVID-19 forced nearly every industry to adapt to a new reality, and the financial services industry was no exception. Consumer habits shifted drastically. Suddenly, many people started working from home. Employee and customer needs changed. Adaptability was a necessity.

Becoming the Most Loved Baby Products Brand Globally With Qlik

I’ve been a Business Intelligence (BI) analyst and evangelist for over two decades now. As you can imagine I’ve worked with many different BI platforms throughout my career, especially during my time as a BI Consultant. In this role, I was product agnostic, so from Power BI to Tableau, you name it, I used it! However, Qlik Sense quickly stood out to me as the most powerful and intuitive platform on the market.

You're Not the Only One With Data Problems

I’ve met with lots of customers and prospects throughout my career. And, I’ve noticed that, when I’ve asked them to describe their current software situation, many would say the same things. “We should have updated this a long time ago.” “It’s embarrassing how long it takes to do a simple task.” “I bet other companies stopped doing things like this years ago.”

How to use a machine learning model from a Google Sheet using BigQuery ML

Spreadsheets are everywhere! They are one of the most useful productivity tools available. They make organizing, calculating, and presenting data a breeze. Google Sheets is the spreadsheet application included in Google Workspace, which has over 2 billion users. Machine learning, or ML for short, has also become an essential business tool. Making predictions with data at low cost and high accuracy has transformed industries.

Four ways Sisu's new experience accelerates data exploration

This week, we officially launched a new Sisu analytics experience that accelerates data exploration for analysts and product leaders alike (read the full announcement here). It’s the result of over six months of user research, prototyping, and close collaboration with our customers, we’re excited to share this new interface to data.

Introducing Component Previewer

The component previewer is a feature that allows you to preview your data at each component step without having to validate packages and run full-scale production jobs. It gives you the ability to extract, transform and preview your data on any transformation component, allowing you to debug your pipeline and/or to confirm and validate your data flow logic. Component previews are similar to the data previews available on source components, which you might already be familiar with.

APIOps: End-to-End Automation Throughout the API Lifecycle

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the culture change side of any technology transformation program is the hardest and slowest part to get right. If you cannot efficiently operationalize a technology investment, that investment is wasted. This is no different in the world of APIs and microservices, where every service is designed to support a change to a digital-first culture. APIOps makes this change possible.

A Playbook to Properly Implement Pay As You Go Pricing

Usage-based pricing, consumption-based pricing, and PAYG (Pay As You Go) are relatively new SaaS pricing models that enable you to drive both top of line growth while also increasing net revenue retention over more traditional subscription pricing models such as license or seat-based pricing. With Pay As You Go, a customer only needs to pay for what they consume such as hours of a VM or number of messages sent.

5 ways the best mobile teams use release trains for increased speed and efficiency

Releasing with speed and confidence is every mobile team’s dream. To help you on that journey, mobile release trains can introduce a quicker release model and faster mobile cycles — making distributed development teams, that work on different parts of an application, become more aligned — regardless of their size.

Creating a Data Strategy & Self-Service Data Platform in FinTech

In this episode of CDO Battlescars, Sandeep Uttamchandani, Unravel Data’s CDO, speaks with Keyur Desai, CDO of TD Ameritrade. They discuss battlescars in two areas: Building a Data Strategy and Pervasive Self-Service Analytics Platforms. Keyur is a data executive with over 30 years of experience managing and monetizing data and analytics.

Creating a Data Strategy & Self-Service Data Platform in FinTech

In this episode of CDO Battlescars, Sandeep Uttamchandani, Unravel Data’s CDO, speaks with Keyur Desai, CDO of TD Ameritrade. They discuss battlescars in two areas: Building a Data Strategy and Pervasive Self-Service Analytics Platforms. Keyur is a data executive with over 30 years of experience managing and monetizing data and analytics.

A new take on cloud data exploration: Fast, iterative, and complete

We started Sisu to help companies bridge the gap between their data and its use in everyday decision-making. Over the past year, we’ve seen data teams at companies like Samsung, Gusto, and Mejuri use Sisu to transform the way they connect their data to the decision-making process. They’re using Sisu for rapid data exploration, diagnosing every trend, dimension, and change in their data to efficiently identify what’s actually impacting business performance.

Scheduling With Cron Expressions in Xplenty

One of the most requested features in a data integration tool is greater flexibility around the scheduling of packages and workflows. With Xplenty, this can be achieved through the use of our Cron Expression scheduling feature. Cron is a software utility that enables Unix-based operation systems, such as Linux, to use a job scheduler. You can create cron jobs, which execute a script or command at a time of your choosing. Cron has broad applications for tasks that need time-based automation.

How to Check CloudFront Logs for Big Data Collection

AWS provides many solutions for managing business data. There’s Amazon Relational Database, or Amazon RDS, which is ideal for scaling your databases on the cloud. There’s Amazon Redshift for warehousing your data. For collecting big data, we’ve looked at a number of modern data integration platforms, but Amazon CloudFront is more of a content delivery platform. So, why are we talking about CloudFront in terms of big data right now?

Stitch vs. Dell Boomi vs. Xplenty: Battle of 3 ETL Platforms

Five differences between Stitch vs. Dell Boomi vs. Xplenty: Real-time data provides a competitive advantage, so every business requires an analytics strategy. But many organizations struggle to integrate data because they store information in lots of locations, including apps, SaaS, and legacy systems. Extract, Transform, and Load (ELT) makes it easier for companies like yours to access data in disparate locations and move it to one centralized system.

G2 Recognizes Testlio as High Performer

Third Consecutive Quarter as Leader in Two Categories February 23, 2021. Austin, TX and Tallinn, Estonia. Testlio, the originator of networked testing, today announced that it has been twice recognized as a High Performer within the Winter 2021 G2 Grid ®. The two categories are the best Crowdsourced Testing Software and the best Software Testing Tools.

Low-code in the Insurance Industry: Facing the Challenge of Digital Transformation

The insurance industry is among those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Claims are likely to top €190 billion in 2021, according to reinsurer Lloyd’s of London. However, the pandemic did not fire the starting pistol in challenging insurers to transform, although it has amplified the issue. You can read more about the challenges specific to this sector in a recent interview with Gijsbert Cox, EMEA Insurance Industry Leader at Appian.

Tutorial: Using Kong Kubernetes Ingress Controller as an API Gateway

In this first section, I’ll provide a quick overview of the business case and the tools you can use to create a Kubernetes ingress API gateway. If you’re already familiar, you could skip ahead to the tutorial section. Digital transformation has led to a high velocity of data moving through APIs to applications and devices. Companies with legacy infrastructures are experiencing inconsistencies, failures and increased costs. And most importantly, dissatisfied customers.

Composable Enterprise: The New Business Architecture

With all the emphasis on the ‘why’ of digital transformation, there’s little clarity of what the end result should look like. And that’s on purpose, because transformation goals are different for each organization and a cookie-cutter model of successful businesses would only stifle innovation. But if there’s one term to describe the end-state of a digitally transformed business, it would be ‘composable enterprise’.

Microsoft Azure API Management vs. 3scale: Find the Right API Solution for You

Today’s businesses often rely on hundreds of digital assets, including legacy systems and new applications that streamline their processes. However, you can’t rely on your SaaS apps, microservices, and systems to integrate themselves. Instead, you need an API solution built for full lifecycle API management. Microsoft Azure API Management and 3scale get a lot of positive reviews from users.

Successful API Product Management in Large Enterprises

Joining us is Claire Barrett, Director at APIsFirst and a seasoned consultant in strategy and technology change. In our podcast she identifies the key issues to ensure digital transformation success in larger, more mature organizations, and examines why digital savviness is key, how you should always aim for shared business goals, and why balanced teams are preferable. Larry Ebringer, Moesif’s CMO, is your host today.

10 Reasons Why We Love Firecracker MicroVMs

As we discussed in Firecracker MicroVMs: Lightweight Virtualization for Containers and Serverless Workloads, Firecracker is a lightweight virtual machine monitor (VMM) that uses Linux kernel-based virtual machines (KVM) to provision and manage lightweight virtual machines (VMs), also known as microVMs. Without further ado, here is a list of the top ten reasons why we love Firecracker.

Guide to Pub/Sub in Golang

If you’ve ever used Go before, the concepts of Publish/Subscribe should be fairly familiar to you. It is much like how goroutines communicate over channels between each other, the idea boils down to allowing for such a channel to have multiple ‘subscribers’ receive messages sent on the channel. This paradigm can be powerful when used right, allowing for a cut down of complexity from both the publisher and subscriber side, as well as fast asynchronous communication.

Ebbs and Flows Of DevOps Debugging PART 2

This piece is the second part of a two-part series on how focusing on cloud debugging practices can accelerate our DevOps intentions. In part 1, we explored how an increased move to the cloud pushed for the adoption of DevOps practices. However, throughout the past decade or so, since we have been looking at DevOps with the advent of the cloud, we have hit a glass ceiling in our DevOps practices.

DataOps for Industrial IoT

The growth in IoT data collection and processing underscores the need for comprehensive data management strategies. The average enterprise today has deployed – and collects data from – nearly 4,000 IoT endpoints. And these organizations expect a 65% increase in the number of connected IoT endpoints over the next two years. Hear from 451 Research (part of S&P Global Market Intelligence) and Hitachi Vantara to assess the business impact of edge computing and IIoT on data management.

Building loyalty with data and analytics

In 1969, my aunt graduated from university and joined IBM, the dominant player in the nascent tech industry at the time. She remained at “Big Blue” where she met and married my uncle, and rose up through the management ranks, until their joint semi-retirement exactly 30 years later. She recently told me, “the only way you could get fired in those days was to murder someone, embezzle or steal”.

The Multifaceted Value Proposition of the Cloudera Data Platform

The Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) represents a paradigm shift in modern data architecture by addressing all existing and future analytical needs. It builds on a foundation of technologies from CDH (Cloudera Data Hub) and HDP (Hortonworks Data Platform) technologies and delivers a holistic, integrated data platform from Edge to AI helping clients to accelerate complex data pipelines and democratize data assets.

Forging a truly data-driven organization

In a 2020 study performed by Nature Research, 70 different teams of neuroimaging experts were asked to test nine hypotheses by looking at the same MRI data set. You may not be surprised to learn that these teams reached a wide range of different conclusions, in part because no two teams chose identical workflows to analyze the data. With seventy teams, there were 70 different workflows.

Peloton and Qlik: The Apple Watch Conundrum

Part of being a data professional is pretty simple... you notice when things don't add up. In my case, my Apple Watch and my Peloton aren't on the same data page when it comes to calorie tracking. In this blog, I'm going to deduce why I think it's happening and use Qlik and the Peloton/Apple metrics as the data to support my conclusions.

How predictive analytics is transforming logistics and supply chain

Supply chain 4.0 is reshaping the global value chains. Advanced technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and autonomous robotics are transforming the model of supply chain management. Data is being produced, collected, analyzed, and productized at speeds and scales which were unimaginable a decade ago. The race to capitalize on the value of supply chain 4.0 is on.

How Do Data Pipelines Fit Into Your Data Stack?

The amount of big data generated around the world by the time you finish this page is limitless. Think about it for a second. Companies everywhere will create an innumerable amount of data right now — customer records, sales orders, chain reports, emails, you name it. Companies need all this data for data analytics — the science of modeling raw data to uncover precious real-time insights about their business. It's like opening a treasure trove.

Tyk or Akana: Which Has the Right API Management Tools to Match Your Needs?

Whether you work for a startup or a giant corporation, your organization likely needs a reliable API management solution that helps all of your SaaS apps communicate with each other. The following article compares Tyk and Akana to help you decide whether one of them could meet your needs.

Community and Evangelism in Digital Transformation

Inertia, cynicism, and doubt can make it difficult for organizations to commit to digital transformation. Employees, executives, and stakeholders might resist digital transformation initiatives even after you explain its benefits. It often takes more than explaining benefits. You get the best results when you can build a community of digital transformation evangelical’s who gets others excited about adopting new technologies.

Writing your scripts in Java and Kotlin with Bitrise

If you are familiar with Bitrise you probably already used the Script Step to do something in your CI workflow. There are multiple options for the language of your script, by default it is a bash script, but the description of the step also mentions Go, Ruby or Python. Although it does not mention Java or Kotlin, I will show you in the next few minutes how to do it!

How to Be An Effective Engineering Manager By Investing In The Right Tools

After working with a diverse set of software engineering teams, we at Moesif have gained a unique perspective on what traits enable engineers to take on leadership positions and become outstanding managers vs others who have a harder time rising through the ranks. Gaining an advanced title and responsibility is not an easy task. After all, there are far more software engineers than executives at a company regardless of size. So how do you stand out to land that awesome VP or C-suite role?

Load Generation Strategies For Your Performance And Load Tests

Setting a correct increment strategy for load generation is crucial when you are load testing a website or service. It’s especially important to make sure your website will not be bombarded by a huge number of participants all at once. Choosing correct increment strategy helps you organize your test run flow. You are making sure that participants start exactly how you expect. That can be especially useful for WebRTC service testing.

Mobile Automation Testing Tools: Appium, Testsigma, TestComplete and more

With the rising competition in the app industry, mobile testing without automation seems out of the picture. You can’t imagine frequent deployments or a faster time to market without automating your tests. There are plenty of automation tools and frameworks available in the market for both Android and iOS. In this article, we will discuss some of the best mobile automation testing tools that can help you in releasing quality apps on time. 1.

Mobile web testing - 3 approaches that will make your life easy

The world isn’t new to the mobile-first approach. Call it convenience or anything else — people are consuming content on their mobile phones more than their desktops and this will only increase in the near future. According to Statista, at least 50% of global online traffic is driven by mobile users. We were going through Adobe Retail Shopping Insights (2020) and found out that more than 42% of consumers have done their holiday shopping via smartphones.

Which Open Source Bug Tracking Tools Would Be Best For You?

With the increase in open-source software tools, developers have become more powerful. Open Source refers to an openly distributed code which allows users to inspect, modify and enhance it. It includes a license that allows users to utilize the source code and you can also modify and share under defined terms and conditions.

ASP.NET Performance: 9 Types of Tools You Need to Know!

One of the best things about being a .NET developer is all the amazing ASP.NET performance tools that can make your life easier. This blog post is a list of the various types of ASP.NET performance tools at your disposal for finding and optimizing ASP.NET performance problems. Depending on the task, some of these tools will be much better than the others.

How to Log the Web Vitals Of a Next.js App Using Bugfender

Next.js is a complete React framework that provides a rich experience for developers in building web applications. You get a fast and reliable refresh on code changes, support for TypeScript and the ability to create a hybrid static and server-side rendered page. The file system and API routing features make it a go-to React solution for server-side applications.

Detailed Beginners Guide To NoSQL vs SQL

While SQL has been the big dog since the 70s in terms of database management, NoSQL has really come into its own since the late 2000s. In fact, NoSQL has become a powerful and important tool for data analysis and data scientists. To that end, we wanted to take a look at what NoSQL actually is, what are the benefits over SQL, and what are the different data models.

Appian Workforce Safety

Appian Workforce Safety is designed help your organization deliver a safe onsite work experience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. See how this solution provides contact tracing, vaccination tracking, capacity management, health status reporting, and return-to-workplace certification. Plus, built on Appian's low-code automation platform, and available in our HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-certified cloud, you can trust your organization's information is secure.

Express Cloudera POV on 2021 data trends in insurance

Almost a year into the pandemic, the accelerated digital transformation has begun to feel less abrupt and more sustained. 2021 looks likely to be defined by a new phase: Thriving on digital transformation, rather than just surviving through it. We’ve written about the changes forced on the traditionally risk-averse insurance industry by COVID-19.

Google (Looker) named a Challenger in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

In an environment as dynamic and rapidly evolving as the BI and analytics platform market, the release of the annual Gartner Research Magic Quadrant is always highly anticipated. This report plays an integral role in helping companies understand the current market landscape and deciding which vendors are best suited to meet their needs.

Qlik - Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Leader Again!

The new 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics report is out, and you can find it here! Gartner’s brand, alongside its breadth of research by its analysts, ensures that it’s a key reference document for clients in buying situations. No wonder, then, that every year the industry anxiously awaits where dots will fall on that famous 2x2 matrix. Therefore, I’m delighted to announce that Qlik is a Leader, again, for the 11th year in a row.

k6 in ThoughtWorks Technology Radar

ThoughtWorks is a global software consulting company that releases an insightful Technology Radar twice a year as a round-up of the current state of technological techniques, platforms, tools, and languages or frameworks. We were pleasantly surprised to see k6 featured in the Tools section of Volume 23, the latest volume of the Technology Radar.

Speed Up JavaScript Test Automation on the Sauce Cloud

In recent years, there’s been a shift towards broader adoption of JavaScript test automation frameworks. Today our customers are using Cypress, TestCafe, Puppeteer, and most recently, Playwright. Plus, they are often using these alongside existing Selenium and mobile test automation frameworks. The options for testing have increased, and depending on your unique testing needs, you may be adopting one or many solutions in your organization.

AI Expert Joanna Bryson Dishes on Due Diligence and Rooting Out AI Bias

There’s a lot of hype out there about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it’s revolutionizing this or transforming that. But in this timely remix of a previously published post, AI expert Joanna Bryson (@j2bryson) calls out AI hyperbole and helps us cut through the smoke and mirrors on: Note: Bryson is Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin where she educates future technologists and policymakers on digital inclusion and AI governance.

Why Large Enterprises Should Embrace an Open Source API Gateway

This blog post is part two of a three-part series on how we’ve scaled our API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway. We understand that this post’s title may seem a little controversial. When we announced that our new API gateway solution might be an open source product, we got many questions from voices across the company.

How Ably's core values came to be

When I joined Ably we were a team of 13 people in an office in Camden. We weren’t long off the back of securing our Series A round, we knew lots of hiring was coming, and we needed to grow up (a bit). The culture was easily absorbed by osmosis: very welcoming, smart people, like to have a pint in the Hawley Arms. No set working hours. Lots of dogs! It’s bewildering to think how much can change in that time.

Application Development in the Cloud: Components, Tips, and Tools

A cloud-native application is composed of independent, loosely coupled microservices. The goal of cloud-native development is to help you quickly build, release, and update applications, without compromising code quality and security. Cloud-native applications are designed to work consistently across a wide range of environments, including private, public clouds, and hybrid clouds. Because these applications are usually designed with a microservices architecture, the apps provide more scalability.

The Bare Necessities of Live Application Debugging

As R&D managers, we want to make sure our developers are happy and efficient. We want to ensure that they have the bare necessities they require to develop the best applications, whether it be the right desktops, the right headset, the right brand of coffee, and as many cookies as our budget can afford.

Demo: Marketing Analytics & Fivetran: Google Ads Connector

With an ever-growing arsenal of tools available to marketing teams, it’s more important than ever to centralize all of your data in a way that’s fast, reliable, and in real time to realize and analyze the full impact of your marketing efforts. Our Google Ads Connector demo shows how quick and easy it can be to setup a connector with Fivetran.

Discover Your Datasets - The Self-Service Data Roadmap, Session 1 of 4

In this session, Unravel CDO and VP Engineering Sandeep Uttamchandani describes the start of any large, data-driven project: the Discover phase. You must identify the insights you want to generate from the project, you must discover; that is, you must identify the current data assets you have, and the new data assets you will need, to generate the insights you want to produce. Sandeep expertly guides you through this process, and shows you how to invest the right amount of time and effort to get the job done.

Accelerate Value Creation in Clinical Operations with Hyperautomation

Hear key insights on how to bring people, process, and data together across clinical operations both in life sciences and healthcare and make automation work for your organization. We'll discuss how leaders are accelerating their digital innovation in 2021, seeking to leverage their solid existing capabilities in combination with low-code automation, and hyperautomation.

Cloudera DataFlow's key milestones and wins in 2020

Needless to say, 2020 was an unforgettable year in a lot of ways and we were all happy to say goodbye to it. The pandemic has ushered in new ways of how we conduct businesses, remote work cultures, telehealth, grocery/food deliveries, etc. While certain industries were hard-hit by this change, most of the businesses were able to adapt, pivot, and take on this adversity in their stride.

Lost in the Cloud? Why Mapping YOUR Transformation Journey Is More Important Than Ever

The past 10 months have accelerated the race to cloud. That’s all the more reason to pause and check that you’re moving in the right direction. Cloud migration these days is something of a no-brainer. For most businesses, it’s no longer a question of whether to migrate to cloud. The real issues are around the how, when, what, where and even the why of cloud.

New Snowflake Features Released in January 2021

Snowflake continued expanding its platform capabilities at the start of the new year, adding updates to data sharing, Snowsight, and data pipelines that help customers and partners access, mobilize, and share their data for better data-driven outcomes. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the exciting announcements from January 2021.

Transform Your TV Into a Powerful SaaS KPI Dashboard in 4 Simple Steps

With 42 percent of Americans still working from home, we're using TVs for more than just Netflix. These viewing screens double up as dynamic digital dashboards, displaying powerful SaaS metrics that power your business. Whether you're working from home or the office, turning your TV into a SaaS KPI dashboard is simple. Five tools are all you need. This guide shows you how to bring business metrics to the small screen with your very own custom SaaS KPI dashboard.

Xplenty and Package Version Control

Version Control is a critical component of any software development team, particularly if you're collaborating with a large group of individuals. When done right, Version Control will help you track changes over time, like scheduling specific versions to accommodate the development of new features and bug fixes. You can even rollback to a specific version with ease as you continue testing

Xplenty's Industry Leading Support - An Extension To Your Data Team

A cornerstone to any successful SaaS business is great customer support. At Xplenty, one of our four key pillars is ‘Providing Fanatical Support’. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to work with our amazing Support team, you will know that they always go above and beyond to deliver fanatical support.

Handling COVID-19 in the Workplace: 3 Lessons from the Frontlines

After nearly a year of dealing with COVID-19, organizations like yours have learned a lot of lessons. Lessons you didn’t ask for, and maybe never wanted to learn. But important lessons that help you protect employees as you get back to onsite work, whenever that may be. Read on for three key takeaways from companies handling COVID-19 cases in the workplace, from the best way to manage contact tracing to the importance of establishing a single response hub.

Calling a PostgreSQL Stored Procedure from an API

The ability to call a PostgreSQL stored procedure from an API allows for rapid development in a secure way. Rather than writing database queries to interact with your data you can utilize an API that can be rapidly developed and reused many times. The reusability of APIs and using stored procedures means if you are scaling from a single backend application to hundreds your APIs will not change.

SMEs need more support; here's how you can be their 5G hero

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is possibly the last market segment that represents a sizeable revenue opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in saturated markets. According to Omdia, SMEs represent 99% of the world’s businesses and are estimated to be worth $433 billion by 2025. They remain a vast and untapped market with the majority of CSPs focusing 70% of their resources on the 1% enterprise market. This was not a surprise for us.

GitHub vs GitLab

Version Control also known as Source Control, is the process of tracking and managing the changes in software. Version control software keeps track of code changes and helps development team to analyze their work, identify each change set separately, point to a change using the version number and much more. Source Control is a defacto standard right now for any development and successful deployment of your code.

Announcing The 2021 State of Software Code Report

When Cory Virok and I started Rollbar in 2012, we knew something was lacking in how software was being built. Developers continue to get better everyday at building applications — the widespread adoption of microservices architectures and open source are evidence of this. But, we realized something was still holding us back. And that was how we track and fix bugs.

CSPs are failing to support the 5G needs of 99% of world's businesses, reports finds

By not investing enough time and resource into the SME market, CSPs are discounting an estimated $433 billion worth of 5G revenue, a significant missed opportunity for B2B 5G growth in 2021 and beyond.

Using other CDP services with Cloudera Operational Database

In the previous blog post, we looked at some of the application development concepts for the Cloudera Operational Database (COD). In this blog post, we’ll see how you can use other CDP services with COD. COD is an operational database-as-a-service that brings ease of use and flexibility to Apache HBase. Cloudera Operational Database enables developers to quickly build future-proof applications that are architected to handle data evolution.

The Global Health Crisis Is Accelerating Transportation's Need for Digital Transformation

The transportation industry has reached an inflection point – one in which nearly all forms of travel have been met with unprecedented challenges. Transit and airport revenues have been decimated with the lack of passengers, while freight and shipping companies have been overwhelmed with demand from an explosion of e-commerce orders. Despite facing unprecedented challenges, the industry is facing an equally unprecedented opportunity to innovate.

7 embedded analytics trends for building your 2021 data strategy

The importance of data and analytics as a key to overcoming the kinds of shocks that companies experienced in the past year is undeniable. As we lean into the digital future and look to build more resilient businesses and economies, embedded analytics will play a crucial role by empowering people to find analytics insights in the contexts where they are most useful, and in a fashion natural to their decision making processes.

Machine learning for telcos: How to predict SLA breaches

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are commitments given to customers in relation to the product or service being provided. If breached, not only are organizations expected to compensate through penalties and credit fees, but they can also face a significant dip in brand reputation and loss of customer trust. This is why preventing SLA breaches is a top priority for any customer-facing organization. To stay on top of breaches, agents traditionally check the ticket status of each incident manually.

Fivetran vs Stitch vs Keboola - Which is the best data tool for you?

There are over 300 SaaS applications that help you automate your data operations. In this crowd of potential solutions, how do you narrow it down to the winning horse? Here we compare three top contenders for your data operations: from data ingestion, via ETL to full data management, we compare side-by-side Fivetran, Stitch, and Keboola to shed light on their respective strengths and weaknesses. Fivetran, Stitch, and Keboola are all cloud-based data platforms.

Stitch vs. MuleSoft vs. Xplenty: Which ETL is the Winner?

Five differences between Stitch vs. MuleSoft vs. Xplenty: Organizations of all types need to pull data from disparate locations for data analysis. But the average company draws data from over 400 sources, making data integration difficult. Imagine if a technology could compile data from locations such as in-house databases, cloud-based apps, and SaaS and move it all into a centralized location. Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) makes this possible.

Insights from CollabraLink: Defining Culture-Driven Enterprise Risk Management

As young children, our parents do their best to protect us from harm. We’re taught not to play in the road or speak with strangers. As we grow and our environment changes, these foundational lessons guide us even when we are old enough to know better than to touch a hot stove.

How to Use Kong Gateway's JWT Plugin for Service Authentication

As you build and maintain more applications, your authentication strategy becomes increasingly important. It may also be top of mind for your boss since technology leaders cited “improve application security” as one of their top priorities in this year’s Digital Innovation Benchmark. The Kong Gateway JWT plugin is one strategy for API gateway authentication. JWT simplifies authentication setup, allowing you to focus more on coding and less on security.

Optimizing your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with APIs

Executing on your API strategy requires agile, iterative software development life cycles (SDLC) that are both responsive and provide a degree of structure and predictability to the way in which technology is deployed. Mature organizations that have mastered digital transformation have done so by leveraging the power of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) within SDLC concepts to connect back-end data sources with front-end applications.

Kong vs. Dell Boomi: Find an API Management Platform That Works for You

As companies adopt more apps and microservices they need reliable ways for them to interact with each other and legacy systems. API management platforms offer the best way to open communication between diverse digital assets. As you explore API management platforms, you will probably learn about Kong and Dell Boomi.

MuleSoft vs. Apigee: Should You Choose One for API Management?

As businesses move toward digital transformation to harness the efficiency of new technologies, they need reliable ways to connect their SaaS applications and other tools. Adopting the right API management platform can make that task much easier. As you explore your options, you will likely find a lot of information about MuleSoft Anypoint and Apigee Edge. The following comparison will help you determine whether one of these API management platforms matches your needs.

15 Tips for Better Python Performance

Introduced in 1991, Python has grown to become a versatile and reliable programming language for modern computing requirements. Python is a powerful language used in web development, data science, software prototype creation, and much more. One of the best qualities of this language is it’s easy to learn and uniform across many use-cases.

Ebbs and Flows Of DevOps Debugging PART 1

Ever since Patrick Debois coined the word DevOps back in 2009, teams and organizations have been clamoring to adopt relevant practices, tools, and a sense of culture in a bid to increase velocity while maintaining stability. However, this race to incorporate “DevOps” in software development practices has resulted in a perversion of the concept. This does not mean that there are no successful practices of teams adopting DevOps practices, but the word overall has become a buzzword.

New Leader to a Team? 3 Metrics for Delivering Value.

The President of the USA has a 100 days to prove himself. You only have 90 if you have taken over a new leadership position. If you can’t build a suitable positive new momentum during this time, there might be hard work ahead of you or your leadership might even be doomed to failure. — The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

How to Use Kong Gateway JWT Plugin

Authentication can be difficult, but with the Kong Gateway JWT Plugin, you can save time and resources without risking your API gateway security. In this video, we'll walk through how to secure a service (in this case, an API server) with Kong Gateway and its JWT plugin. We’ll cover all the steps to set up, configure and test the service — giving you the foundational knowledge needed to implement these tools independently.

Software Over The Air (SOTA)

Software Over The Air (SOTA) is a transformative technology that will radically change the way that the automotive industry delivers vehicle maintenance and software upgrades. The ability to deliver updates and fixes remotely has huge benefits in terms of cost saving, improved user experience and potential new revenue streams. With our comprehensive, modular approach from strategy to results, we at BearingPoint support OEMs to realize the full potential of SOTA.

How can DataOps improve your financial institution's fraud program and mitigate risks?

Fraud comes in different forms, from client-facing credit card fraud to internal fraudsters twisting the loan portfolio. Banks (and other financial institutions) need to stay vigilant and act fast to prevent the loss of both money and reputation that follows each fraudulent incident. Fraud is expensive, but fraud prevention, detection and remediation can also be costly.

Appian Named A 2021 Customers' Choice for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms by Gartner Peer Insights

At Appian, we are driven to make it faster and easier for you to build applications that help you run your business more efficiently. We obsess over finding new ways to empower you to get more value from your systems and data to maximize your resources and improve your business results. That’s why we are thrilled to be designated a Gartner Peer Insights “Customers’ Choice” for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP) for 2021.

Relationship Goals: Ignite Your Dev-Product Relationship

The R&D team at every company is made up of a variety of personalities- developers, tech leads, team leads, you name it. The Product team is also quite a diverse group and is usually made up of creative UI/UX designers and product managers. When you throw them together, you get a meaningful relationship that creates magical features for top-notch products.

NodeSource brings C++ API to N|Solid!

NodeSource is excited to announce C++ API - Beta! 🥳 With this new API, you will be able to use all the features and power of N|Solid with your own C++ code. In case you missed it, NodeSource also launched JS API which allows you to have all the metrics and functionality of the N|Solid console using your own JavaScript code programmatically.

Testing a mobile application - 16 steps you should not miss

Mobile applications these days have become imperative for businesses. But mobile applications are not just another version of desktop applications. Mobile applications are as much different from desktop applications as mobile devices are different from desktop machines. Mobile applications, therefore, need to be built and tested with this difference in consideration. Following are a few things to consider when testing a mobile application: 1.

6 signs you need to invest in a cloud-based test automation tool

The world of automation testing is rapidly evolving and we need to keep up with the pace. It’s no rocket science that the demand for automation testing is massive — according to Markets & Markets, the automation testing market size is projected to grow from $12.6B to $28.8B by 2024, globally. For businesses to be more agile and work with an unmatchable speed, cloud testing is crucial.

Why Verizon Media picked BigQuery for scale, performance and cost

As the owner of Analytics, Monetization and Growth Platforms at Yahoo, one of the core brands of Verizon Media, I'm entrusted to make sure that any solution we select is fully tested across real-world scenarios. Today, we just completed a massive migration of Hadoop and enterprise data warehouse (EDW) workloads to Google Cloud’s BigQuery and Looker.

Seven Data Resources: Our Valentine for House-Bound #datalovers

According to a recent press release by the National Retail Federation, “nearly seventy-three percent of consumers celebrating Valentine’s Day this year feel it’s important to do so given the current state of the pandemic.” The release also states that “consumers still feel it’s important to spoil their loved ones in light of the pandemic.” We couldn’t agree more on the importance of celebrating the day.

When ETL is Essential in Your Data Stack

Extract, Transform, Load technology sits between your data source and its destination in your data stack. It’s a useful way of delivering data from multiple applications, databases, and other sources to your CRM, data lake, or data warehouse for analysis and use. But how do you know that it’s time to add ETL to your organization’s data stack?

Software Testing Trends 2021 - What can we expect?

With the latest developments in IT sector services, the sector of QA testing has seen significant improvement and growth. The implementation of emerging technologies has helped improve the process of software development, testing, design and deployment. With all of these processes in place, cost optimization is also a high concern for organizations worldwide. Many changes are rendered through automated testing.

5 signs you need to implement test automation

Companies worldwide require quicker releases and better applications to deal with the rapidly evolving dynamic business scenario. Just a manual testing approach would not suffice for today’s wired devices and dynamic architectural applications of Industry 4.0. The way we now look at software engineering has revolutionized test automation, with QA teams adapting automation to expand test scope, increase efficiency and do more testing in less time.

Why Should Data Privacy Be The #1 Concern Of Every Health App Developer?

We dare you to go to your mobile device and search for a health and wellness app already installed. Truth is, even if you did not actually download it, your operating system most likely came with at least one app like that. Now, you might have chosen to delete such an app, in which case, we lost the dare. But it does not deny the fact that your mobile device, the very one that lets you shop, communicate, work, or travel, has just as much potential to assist in your well-being.

The Best Podcasts for Developers

Check out the web story version: The 8 Best Podcast For Developers. Software developers probably form one of the most tight-knit professional communities on the planet. Despite the enormous diversity within the industry, it is very easy to find common interests like coding trends, personal development, entrepreneurship and design. Most of us at Bugfender are software developers ourselves and one of the channels we use to share our interests are podcasts.

Moving Big Data and Streaming Data Workloads to Google Cloud Platform

Cloud migration may be the biggest challenge, and the biggest opportunity, facing IT departments today - especially if you use big data and streaming data technologies, such as Cloudera, Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka. In this 55-minute webinar, Unravel Data product marketer Floyd Smith and Solutions Engineering Director Chris Santiago describe how to move workloads to Google Dataproc, BigQuery, and other destinations on GCP, fast and at the lowest possible cost.

How to accelerate digital transformation with Automated Business Monitoring

With automation becoming more user-friendly and streamlined than ever before, it's understandable organizations across sectors are examining how it can enhance their analytics capability and accelerate their business shift toward digital transformation.

Fine-Grained Authorization with Apache Kudu and Apache Ranger

When Kudu was first introduced as a part of CDH in 2017, it didn’t support any kind of authorization so only air-gapped and non-secure use cases were satisfied. Coarse-grained authorization was added along with authentication in CDH 5.11 (Kudu 1.3.0) which made it possible to restrict access only to Apache Impala where Apache Sentry policies could be applied, enabling a lot more use cases.

Get a head start on data quality control with the new Block for Talend Studio

Good data quality is a strategic asset that provides businesses a competitive advantage. Without confidence in the data, it’s difficult to be confident about the decisions you make based on that data. That’s why Talend and Looker have developed a data quality Block for Talend Studio. It gives you a pre-built data model that makes getting data quality analytics easier for any organization that uses both Talend Studio and Looker.

How to ace on premise to cloud migration in 2021

The cloud is all the rage right now. The tech giants like Amazon and Google are almost exclusively focusing on cloud technologies. The small companies migrate to the cloud faster than birds fly south for the winter. So, what is so wrong with keeping your app and data on an on-premise server, safely locked in one of your offices?

Selecting a cross browser testing tool? 7 questions to ask

Cross Browser Testing also known as cross browser compatibility testing is all about creating a consistent experience for users across all browsers – but the question is how do you do that efficiently?. It is very important to know that testing across a variety of browsers reveals issues that may have been unrevealed while developing. Cross Browser compatibility testing helps us to pin-point compatibility errors which helps the developers to debug them quickly.

No, Automation Won't Kill Banks, But it Will Change the Financial Services Game, Part 2

Technology drives change but change has become particularly frenetic in the last decade. This trend, says Fintech expert Chris Skinner, is partly inspired by the global financial crisis, but equally enabled by the digital revolution. “I am a technologist,” says Skinner “and have spent all of my career looking at how technology might change the future of finance and financial services.

Kong Gateway Enterprise 2.3 Now Generally Available!

Today, we have really exciting news to share with you all. The Enterprise version of our Kong Gateway is now generally available, and it’s like nothing we’ve ever released before. One standout component of version 2.3 is that it now has a “free” operating mode so that anyone can start off using the Enterprise gateway product – something previously reserved for only our paying customers.

Is It Possible to Effectively Debug Your Cloud Applications?

Debugging code is a skill every developer needs to acquire. As developers work on larger and more complex projects, debugging in the cloud before going to production has become crucial. Even debugging your code by mocking all of your cloud resources in your local environment may not prepare you for what will happen when millions of requests are being processed through that code in production.

Data Transformation & Log Analytics: How to Reduce Costs and Complexity

Logs are automatically-generated records of events that take place within a cloud-based application, network, or infrastructure service. These records are stored in log files, creating an audit trail of system events that can be analyzed for a variety of purposes, including: Enterprise organizations use log analytics software to aggregate, transform, and analyze data from log files, developing insights that drive business decisions and operational excellence.

How Emirates And Allianz Benelux Are Transforming Customer Service With The Data Cloud

Snowflake met with Jan Doumen, Head of Expertise for Allianz Benelux, and Naveed Memon, Program Director, Data and Analytics for Emirates, at Data Cloud Summit 2020. Read excerpts from the conversation to learn how capturing data insights in the Data Cloud brings value to their businesses. Data’s value in the 21st century is often compared to oil’s value in the 18th century. It can transform organizations, opening doors to unprecedented opportunities.

How to trigger Cloud Run actions on BigQuery events

Many BigQuery users ask for database triggers—a way to run some procedural code in response to events on a particular BigQuery table, model, or dataset. Maybe you want to run an ELT job whenever a new table partition is created, or maybe you want to retrain your ML model whenever new rows are inserted into the table. In the general category of “Cloud gets easier”, this article will show how to quite simply and cleanly tie together BigQuery and Cloud Run.

Using Chartio with Xplenty Part 2: Visualizing the Data

In Part 1 we learned how to set up our Xplenty pipeline to work with Chartio and prepared the data source. In Part 2, we will focus on using the data Xplenty provides in the Chartio platform. If you're new to Chartio, you can read through their QuickStart docs (shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes) to gain some familiarity.

Instrumented testing: how to unlock a new era of manual testing impact

Getting quality bugs is only half the QA battle—you need issue reports showing actual testing session insights that could negatively impact your users. And if you have skilled manual testers to help you find these bugs, the next problem becomes…how do you fix them? For that, you need contextual information about the steps and environmental conditions leading up to the bug.

Making the Most of your Legacy Assets without Creating Future Legacy Roadblocks

Insurance legacy systems are often seen as one of the biggest barriers to speeding up innovation and digitalization. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made even clearer how important it is to be able to respond quickly to changing conditions, and a less physical world. So how can insurers make the most of their legacy systems and avoid creating new ones in the process?

Automation Through APIs

The applications that are crucial to running almost any type of business often face a variety of challenges. Connecting applications and data with IT systems is necessary for keeping your business running successfully. Automation is critical to a variety of modern business processes and functions – having this automation achieved via APIs is becoming an ever increasing popular solution used by IT departments.

API Discoverability and Self Service

Businesses have been adopting more apps over the last decade. The right applications make it easier for them to communicate with customers, analyze data, improve efficiency, and refine their business practices. The number of apps used by businesses jumped incredibly during 2020 as the pandemic made it more difficult or impossible for employees to work from their offices. As organizations rely more heavily on diverse applications, they need reliable API management tools with self-service features.

Building HIPAA Compliant APIs

Legal disclaimer: Nothing stated herein is legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only. You should work closely with legal advisors to determine exactly how HIPAA may affect your business. Health care represents 17% of US GDP, around $4 trillion in 2020. COVID has normalized the use of remote medicine and accelerated the dispersion of health care away from doctors’ offices and hospitals, to services being delivered on smartphones and online apps.

Cloudera Operational Database application development concepts

Cloudera Operational Database is now available in three different form-factors in Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). If you are new to Cloudera Operational Database, see this blog post. And, check out the documentation here. In this blog post, we’ll look at both Apache HBase and Apache Phoenix concepts relevant to developing applications for Cloudera Operational Database.

A Cost-Effective Data Warehouse Solution in CDP Public Cloud - Part1

Today’s customers have a growing need for a faster end to end data ingestion to meet the expected speed of insights and overall business demand. This ‘need for speed’ drives a rethink on building a more modern data warehouse solution, one that balances speed with platform cost management, performance, and reliability.

Architecting a data lineage system for BigQuery

Democratization of data within an organization is essential to help users derive innovative insights for growth. In a big data environment, traceability of where the data in the data warehouse originated and how it flows through a business is critical. This traceability information is called data lineage. Being able to track, manage, and view data lineage helps you to simplify tracking data errors, forensics, and data dependency identification.

Productboard: From data to insights in minutes rather than days

Productboard is a customer-driven product management system, which enables companies to leverage customer feedback and data insights to fuel innovation, and ultimately, deliver products that customers will love. For a few years, the company worked with data consulting agencies, but things weren't working out. Productboard was using Keboola, but they weren't sure how to get the most out of it.

Stitch vs. Talend vs. Xplenty: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Five differences between Stitch, Talend, and Xplenty: Organizations store data in many destinations, making that data difficult to analyze. Legacy systems, SaaS locations, in-house databases, apps, you name it — by storing data in all kinds of places, companies can complicate data analytics considerably. Storing data in a warehouse or a lake makes more sense.

Implementing Zero-Trust Service Mesh Security

Imagine you’re going through immigration at the airport. The immigration officer says, “I don’t need your passport because I trust that you are who you claim to be.” Wait, what? That would never happen, right? That’s because trust is exploitable. Sooner or later, somebody will try to lie about who they are, and thus a criminal could enter the country. That’s why countries must enforce some form of identity, like a passport, to certify travelers are who they claim.

The Power of Unlocking and Unifying Data

Every day, humans produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Just to put that number into perspective, there are 18 zeros in a quintillion. Unifying data, therefore, takes on an ever-increasing importance. Access to data is great, but access to connected data is essential. If you want to be able to see the “big picture” to provide the best customer experience possible, you need to be able to unify all of your existing databases.

Application Integration and Digital Transformation: A Close Association

In order to gain an advantage over their competitors and improve customer experience, organizations of all sizes and industries are using new technologies to undergo digital transformation. According to IT research and advisory firm Gartner, 87 percent of senior business leaders say that digital modernization of their company is a top priority. An emerging theme of many digital transformations relates to ‘application integration’ – but why do these have such a close association?

How to Steer Clear of Application Performance Bottlenecks

We are living in a time where a difference of a mere couple of seconds can make you lose your business to another company with a faster, more easily accessible web application. In such a highly competitive space, it is important to squeeze out the maximum amount of performance from your application’s software stack and hardware infrastructure.

15 of the Best Data Analytics Tools of 2021

The importance of effective data analytics within an organization is widely accepted by business leaders at this point. With use cases for data analysis spanning every department—from IT management, financial planning, marketing analytics, and so on—the right data analytics tools can have a significant impact on a company’s profitability and growth.

Breaking the Logjam of Log Analytics

To understand the value of logs—those many digital records of hardware and software events—picture a big puzzle. You put all the pieces together to make sense of them. Every day the modern enterprise generates billions of logs, each capturing a user log-in, application record change, network service interruption—as well as the messages these entities send to one another.

Data Enrichment Using Cloudera Data Engineering

In this video, we'll walk through an example on how you can use Cloudera Data Engineering to pull in multiple datasets from a Hive data warehouse and go through the process of enriching the data through the use of Apache Spark. We'll then run this Spark job from within Cloudera Data Engineering so that we can follow the progress and see details about the job's execution.

Stephanie Stillman Talks About Data Sharing And The Data Marketplace | Behind the Data Cloud

Today on Behind The Data Cloud, Daniel Meyers interviews Snowflake Product Manager Stephanie Stillman and they talk about how she entered the data industry, data sharing, and the data marketplace. Behind the Data Cloud is a builder-focused video series.

Using COD and CML to build applications that predict stock data

No, not really. You probably won’t be rich unless you work really hard… As nice as it would be, you can’t really predict a stock price based on ML solely, but now I have your attention! Continuing from my previous blog post about how awesome and easy it is to develop web-based applications backed by Cloudera Operational Database (COD), I started a small project to integrate COD with another CDP cloud experience, Cloudera Machine Learning (CML).

Data - the Octane Accelerating Intelligent Connected Vehicles

The digital revolution is making a deep impact on the automotive industry, offering practically unlimited possibilities for more efficient, convenient, and safe driving and travel experiences in connected vehicles. This revolution is just beginning to accelerate – in fact, according to a recent Applied Market Research study, the global connected car market was valued at $63.03 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $225.16 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 17.1% from 2020 to 2027.

No Lag Dashboards With Xplenty

Are you tired of slow dashboards? It’s a problem we hear end-users of BI tools complain about time and time again. Whether you’re an end-user or on the data team that the end-users blame, slow dashboards suck! With many BI tools now offering their own connectors and lightweight data transformation/preparation layers, slow dashboards are a common pain point across all organizations.

Accelerating ML Deployment in Hybrid Environments

We’re seeing an increase in demand for hybrid AI deployments. This trend can be attributed to a number of factors. First of all, many enterprises look to hybrid solutions to address data locality, in accordance with a rise in regulation and data privacy considerations. Secondly, there is a growing number of smart edge devices powering innovative new services across industries.

Kong Raises $100M Series D to Accelerate Cloud Connectivity

Today, we’re excited to share that Kong has closed a $100M Series D financing led by Tiger Global with participation from new investor Goldman Sachs as well as existing investors Index Ventures, CRV, Andreessen Horowitz and GGV Capital. This raise triples our valuation to $1.4 billion and will allow us to scale our go-to-market operations even faster.

Cloud Computing and Serverless Architectures: What are FaaS and CaaS?

When creating new cloud-native applications, developers need to choose the development and deployment methods that best serves their application's needs and purpose. At the same time, organizations are always looking to optimize their cloud budgets and efficiency. Two popular deployment strategies are Function as a Service (FaaS) and Container as a Service (CaaS). Perhaps you've heard about them!

Subdomain Takeover: Ignore This Vulnerability at Your Peril

Management thinks that letting folks from WidgetCo log into widgetco.ourapp.com will really help make the sale. It seems harmless enough. But using a custom subdomain like this can open WidgetCo up to potential security issues. In this article, Julien Cretel introduces us to Subdomain Takeover attacks and discusses ways we can mitigate them.

PagerDuty integration with N|Solid

In the latest version of NSolid v4.4.2 NodeSource introduced the new PagerDuty integration that allows users to configure message notifications that are automatically triggered when your Node.js application experiences critical performance, lifecycle, and/or security events in production. This ensures DevOps professionals looking after applications running in production, can be notified on time about new performance and security issues.

Joining the Data Cloud

Join executives from Allianz Benelux and Emirates to hear why their organizations are joining the Data Cloud. The Data Cloud is transforming companies across financial services, transportation, and other industries. As leaders develop strategies to support the next 3–5 years of innovation, the Data Cloud is becoming a critical enabler for the success of their enterprises. Learn how these companies are seizing the opportunity with Snowflake, and see the broader impact Snowflake’s cloud data platform is having on their organizations.

Automating Hybrid Applications with Appium

When creating a mobile application, organisations have a few options to choose from; mobile web, native or a hybrid application. Where web apps are just websites that can be accessed on the internet via a mobile browser like Chrome or Safari, native apps are applications that are developed for a specific platform such as Android or iOS. Hybrid apps are different because they possess elements from native apps and web apps.

Why choose Anodot for AWS cloud costs monitoring?

Anodot collects AWS real-time usage metrics and AWS CUR files to enable full visibility. Anodot automatically learns each service usage pattern, using patented anomaly detection technology and alert relevant teams to anomalous spikes or drops in real-time. Our patented anomaly detection technology learns the behavior and every service you use - EC2, S3, ELB and the rest, to automatically identify any deviation from the expected usage and cost pattens. Leave alert storms, false positives, and dashboards behind and leverage the power of proactive, autonomous monitoring.

Automation of Mobile Testing - When to do and when not to do

“Automated scripts are checking known paths for expected results. That’s not truly testing. Testers discover the unknown, and this skill is still very much so needed, whether there’s automation or not. Without human intuitive exploration, a team may be blind to their most expensive bugs.”— Angie Jones The above quote lets us understand the power of Manual Testing.

Snowflake, the Swiss Army Knife of Data for inReality

inReality provides an analytics platform that leverages IoT sensor data (for example, visual technologies) to bring operational excellence and exceptional customer experiences to all types of venues. The company’s clients range from public schools to major telecommunication companies with the goal being to make their spaces more secure and efficient, to solve problems, and to create better experiences for their patrons.

Understanding Standard Deviation in Performance Testing

Standard Deviation is an important metric in performance testing analysis and informs us how stable the application under test is. In other words, it tells us if the requests that occur during the test are consistent or not. Standard Deviation measures how the response times are spread out around the average response time (mean). A small standard deviation means that the response time of all the requests are close to each other.

Mobile Testing Lab: How to decide which way to go?

If you’re a developer, a web designer, or a QA manager, you would want to ensure that your product delivers as promised. Today’s customers expect the highest standards of user experience. Anything less is grounds for disappointment and even lost business. Facebook’s mobile device testing lab at the Prineville Data Centre is equipped with Android and iOS devices that test Facebook applications and Instagram.

Testlio 2020 and 2021: An Open Letter of Gratitude and Insights for Our Clients

Dear Testlio Clients, 2020 was a year of abundant challenges. Health, political, economic, social, data, and other issues rippled through news headlines. Moreso, many of us—across organizations and nations—felt the burden of the year. We carried it on our shoulders and in our hearts. Yet, amid challenges, we found hope. We summoned resiliency. We designed new, innovative approaches. And we came together. For one another. In countless ways.

What is Load Testing? How It Works, Tools, Tutorials, and More

Load testing is a type of performance testing that simulates a real-world load on any software, application, or website. Without it, your application could fail miserably in real-world conditions. That’s why we build tools like Retrace to help you monitor application performance and fix bugs before your code ever gets to production.

How to Improve Digital Customer Experience with Analytics

The recent lifestyle of staying at home has turned the attention of people towards online buying and selling and virtual shopping. The fear of getting sick is the ground reason behind the switch. Online Shopping has become a leading and expanding trend in the pandemic of COVID-19 thereby adding more importance and success to the E-commerce business industry. The influence of COVID-19 is very positive and beyond satisfactory for those who are directly or indirectly involved in the E-Commerce business.

Sauce Labs - Beginning Test Automation Part 1

In this first of three SF Selenium meetup group recordings, Beginning Test Automation with Sauce Labs, learn about what pieces go into creating an automated test using Java, JUnit4, Selenium, as well as the Maven build tool and the IntelliJ IDE. Set up your project file and create a pom.xml for your first test project and set environment variables so you are ready to write automated test code.

Sauce Labs - Beginning Test Automation Part 2

In this 2nd of 3 SF Selenium meetup recordings, Beginning Test Automation with Sauce Labs, you will learn to write a basic test using a login page of a web application. Set up the project structure for a Java test with Maven and write test code using JUnit 4 assertions, Selenium commands, and an assertion statement, then learn to run your code and verify test passing and failure against a web app.

Augmented analytics: 3 key advantages for software vendors

Artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning (ML) are rapidly transforming the analytical experience for everyday business users in 2021. Whether it’s automated visualizations, continuous analysis, or reduced time-to-insight, there are many practical benefits of augmented analytics that are well documented and fully realized today.

Cloudera wins Risk Markets Technology Award for Data Management Product of the year

Financial services institutions need the ability to analyze and act on massive volumes of data from diverse sources in order to monitor, model, and manage risk across the enterprise. They need a comprehensive data and analytics platform to model risk exposures on-demand. Cloudera is that platform. I am pleased to announce that Cloudera was just named the Risk Data Repository and Data Management Product of the Year in the Risk Markets Technology Awards 2021.

5 Lessons We Learned Validating Security Controls at Snowflake

You may have read about Snowflake’s IPO last year. But you probably didn’t hear about all the work that the Snowflake security team did in preparation. Our corporate security program went through a security analytics review to ensure that it satisfied the new security policy requirements resulting from the IPO. Here are a few lessons that we learned when setting up automated security control validation on our Snowflake security data lake.

Using Chartio with Xplenty Part 1: Setting Up Your Pipelines

Xplenty provides features to efficiently extract, transform, and store data from various sources. Chartio provides Visual SQL features that let us explore and analyze data. Furthermore, it includes functionality to arrange charts and metrics in dashboards that can be shared. Both these tools can be used synergically. In this post, we will cover how you to configured Xplenty to use Chartio data. In a subsequent post, we will explain how to visualize the data provided by Xplenty in Chartio.

Instrumented testing: the answer to faster bug reproduction and issue resolution

With product analytics, you collect data about how your users are interacting with features and how frequently they use your app. With website analytics, you know your top pages, devices, and locations, and you can drill down into activity per visitor. But what about manual app testing analytics?

Neotys Announces NeoLoad 7.8

With NeoLoad 7.8 now you can edit test scenarios directly from the NeoLoad Web Platform and visualize on your dashboards real-time metrics captured throughout the test from dynamic Microsoft and Prometheus monitors. And sharing results is even easier with one-click export of any dashboard as a PDF. The highlights in a nutshell: Capture real-time metrics from dynamic Microsoft and Prometheus monitors.

No, Automation Won't Kill Banks, But it Will Change the Financial Services Game, Part 1

We live in a world where FinTech automation is forcing traditional banks to move faster and deliver better customer experiences. This new world demands a completely different business model from traditional financial institutions.

UnitedHealth Group Insures API Management With Kong Gateway

As part of the UnitedHealth Group (UHG), Optum optimizes healthcare technology, and one of our important missions is to provide the tech infrastructure for this Fortune 7 healthcare giant. UHG has over 300,000 employees, thousands of APIs, and countless integrations and external systems. It’s safe to say that a lot happens in our environments.

The time for digital excellence is here-Introducing Apigee X

Digital transformation has been a top enterprise priority for years, and in the wake of the global pandemic, that urgency has only increased. Many industries have had to manage in weeks or months what previously would have taken years. According to surveys conducted for our “State of the API Economy 2021” report, three-quarters of enterprises remained focused on digital transformation in 2020, and two-thirds of those companies actually increased their investments.

VC Perspective on Developer-First Companies

Ep. 8: Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital Joining us is Tyler Jewell, a Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital. Before that he was the CEO of API Management platform company WS02. As an investor he’s placed almost $150M in DevOps companies and is a self-confessed geek in dev tools, devops, infrastructure and dev platforms.

The Complete Guide to Microservices

Microservices, also known as microservices architecture, refers to a method of designing and developing software systems. Microservice architecture is becoming increasingly popular as developers create larger and more advanced apps. The goal is to help enterprises become more Agile, especially as they adopt a culture of continuous testing. Here are the basic features of microservices.

The Theory and Motive Behind Active/Active Multi-Region Architectures

The date was 24th December 2012, Christmas eve. The world’s largest video streaming service, Netflix experienced one of its worst incidents in company history. The incident was an outage of video playback on TV devices for customers in Canada, the United States, and the LATAM region.

Developer Tooling for Kubernetes in 2021 - IntelliJ, VSCode, Gitpod, and Lens (Part 3)

Over the last few days, I have been hard at work writing an up to date comparison of Kubernetes tooling (check out the first and second posts if you haven’t already, which cover tools that help you reproduce issues locally). Going through the sprawling Kubernetes ecosystem and curating the knowledge that would be the most interesting to fellow developers and engineering managers has been no small task. That’s why section 3 will cover the heart of cloud-native development: the IDE.

Developer Tooling for Kubernetes in 2021 - Docker, BuildKit, Buildpacks, Jib, and Kaniko (Part 4)

Over the last few blog posts, I have covered critical elements of developer tooling for Kubernetes and how things are looking in 2021. As we continue to dive into that discussion, we must not forget the process of building container images. Of course, most of us create our images by writing Dockerfiles and building them with the Docker engine. And yet, more and more teams are adopting newer alternatives.

[TUTORIAL] Automate Your Browsers with Katalon Recorder

Katalon Recorder is the most UI friendly and simplest extension for Record and Playback across browsers. It is built to help you replace manual works with automation. — Automate the repetitive tasks on browsers, such as generating reports, filling forms, automating games, etc. — Test your new features before handing your work over to the QA team — Run synthetic testing to monitor the functionality of web applications