April 2021

Managing Python dependencies for Spark workloads in Cloudera Data Engineering

Apache Spark is now widely used in many enterprises for building high-performance ETL and Machine Learning pipelines. If the users are already familiar with Python then PySpark provides a python API for using Apache Spark. When users work with PySpark they often use existing python and/or custom Python packages in their program to extend and complement Apache Spark’s functionality. Apache Spark provides several options to manage these dependencies.

5 Tips to Use Heroku and ETL to Automate Reporting

Heroku is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) for efficiently building, deploying, monitoring, and scaling applications. Originally created to work with the Ruby programming language, Heroku is now part of the Salesforce platform and supports languages such as Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, and Scala. While Heroku makes it easy to develop production-ready applications fast, one question remains: how can you integrate your Heroku app data with the rest of your data infrastructure and workflows?

What's New In Loadero (April 2021)

This month we are especially proud to announce updates that took place in Loadero recently, as we finally added another language to create test scripts, supplemented built-in fake media, and made other improvements to ease testing and make it more insightful for our users. Here is what has been added or changed during the last month.

The Complete Guide of JMeter Controllers

In this blog post we are going to look at several JMeter Controllers, specifically: This is not an exhaustive list of controllers that JMeter offers but these once will give you a clear insight into how controllers are integral in defining load testing scenarios and how without them you will struggle to build complex and indicative load tests.

How a journey to the cloud helps a fintech leader deliver quality products

Securrency is a technology products company that delivers a complete suite of security and compliance tools. Their complex suite of financial technology needs to have top performance and security. Currently, Securrency has 50 developers working across their multiple software products and this software requires thorough testing. They have a dedicated QA team that does manual and automated testing.

Accelerate Business Value with BPaaS Transformation and Low-code Automation Platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted organizations around the world in many ways. Changing government regulations have created challenges for businesses and customers as they try to comply with mandates. As a result, customers have shifted their demands to digital channels for accessing goods and services. Business operations have also hit road bumps as their workforces may have decreased and/or have limited capacity working from home.

The Top 4 Supply Chain Trends for 2021

In response to the many disruptions across supply chains over the past year, new trends are emerging and others are gaining more traction to help bolster resilience in this space. Organizations are pivoting operations, leveraging different resources, and taking advantage of new technologies to streamline their supply chain orchestration moving forward.

How to Handle Complexity in ISO 26262 Compliance Workflows

When you need to comply with functional safety standards like ISO 26262, you need to establish a compliance workflow. This is critical for both ISO 26262 semiconductor design and software design. In this blog, we breakdown how to handle complexity of semiconductor IPs in ISO 26262 compliance workflows.

Security Best Practices + Klocwork

Security best practices are essential to follow when installing any web-based application. Here, we outline the steps for setting up Klocwork, a static code analysis and SAST tool, for secure operations. This process is generally on-premises and behind a firewall. There should be additional precautions taken in the case of exposing anything on the internet. Read along or jump ahead to the section that interests you the most.

Reasons Why Cloud Migrations Fail & Ways to Succeed

Organizations are moving big data from on-premises to the cloud, using best-of-breed technologies like Databricks, Amazon EMR, Azure HDI, and Cloudera, to name a few. However, many cloud migrations fail. Why? And, how can you overcome the barriers and succeed? Join Chris Santiago, Director of Solution Engineering, as he describes the biggest pain points and how you can avoid them, and make your move to the cloud a success.

Self-healing E2E Tests with Healenium - SauceCon 2021

Do you want to spend less time on test maintenance and overcome the instability problems of end-to-end automated tests? With its self-healing capabilities, Healenium is an invaluable solution to overcome these challenges. During the session, EPAM Quality Architect Anna Chernyshova will show how, with a few updates to your Selenium script, you can adapt tests to deal with UI changes and fix issues with broken locators automatically.

Contextual analytics vs dashboards: What's the difference?

For 20 years, standalone BI tools have failed to penetrate more than 25% of the average organization, with most workers using them once a week, according to Eckerson Group. While many modern dashboards are sophisticated and user-friendly, they are still often accessed as standalone tools outside of line-of-business applications. This separation means it isn’t guaranteed that users will adopt BI, or gain insight from their data.

The New Releases of Apache NiFi in Public Cloud and Private Cloud

Cloudera released a lot of things around Apache NiFi recently! We just released Cloudera Flow Management (CFM) 2.1.1 that provides Apache NiFi on top of Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) 7.1.6. This major release provides the latest and greatest of Apache NiFi as it includes Apache NiFi 1.13.2 and additional improvements, bug fixes, components, etc. Cloudera also released CDP 7.2.9 on all three major cloud platforms, and it also brings Flow Management on DataHub with Apache NiFi 1.13.2 and more.

Neither Cloud nor SaaS Will Deliver Your Data's Full Potential

Your data now resides in the cloud, and you’ve chosen SaaS providers that use their own products (or drink their own champagne, as I like to say). Does that mean you’re getting the full value from your data? No. Chances are high your data is still siloed. This time, the culprits are your SaaS providers who collect and store your data, thus limiting the analytics you can perform on it.

Data Science vs. Big Data Marketing

Data science and big data are essential in today’s world of marketing. You’ve probably already seen multiple instances of both being used for advertising and sales purposes, but you may not realize just how useful they are. If you own a business, you need to know how to use data for your own marketing programs.

Solving 3 Common IT Challenges with Low-Code

In 2020, companies had just a few short months to transform the way they conducted business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT had to find new, more efficient ways to deliver powerful software applications that would keep businesses running. At the same time, IT teams continued to deal with three key challenges that plague every company: 1. Lack of developers. 2. Lack of time. 3. Lack of alignment between business leaders and IT.

Automation: How to Thrive Amid Remote Work Stress, Part 2

The remote work revolution is here to stay. But making the emotional pivot to make remote work pay off won’t be easy. So says Joe Kennedy, a Partner and Technology Consulting Leader with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the last episode of this two-part post, Kennedy reminded us that we’ve always had the capability to do remote work. He says that the challenge now is to find and fix the rough patches in our business processes to make work more efficient.

Service Mesh and Microservices: Improving Network Management and Observability

Whether you're transitioning away from a monolith or building a green-field app, opting for a microservice architecture brings many benefits as well as certain challenges. These challenges include namely managing the network and maintaining observability in the microservice architecture. Enter the service mesh, a valuable component of modern cloud-native applications that handles inter-service communication and offers a solution to network management and microservice architecture visibility.

Introducing Ably Asset Tracking - public beta now available

Over the past 18 months, as we’ve sheltered at home, the demand for global and last mile logistics, food delivery applications, and urban mobility services has skyrocketed. Realtime location data underpins much of the core value these applications and services provide. It enables delightful user experiences that make hungry end-users happy.

Report: The 5 main benefits you can expect from migrating your app to cloud CI

Our research finds that leaving Jenkins behind results in a higher return on investment, thanks to predictability of resource requirements and freed-up capacity. Read our new report focusing on the business impact of switching to cloud-based CI.

Various Types of Software Bugs - Vol1

It’s been said that every line of code is a liability. We have to write code to create software, but every time we do we create the possibility of software bugs—or “bugs” for short. But what is a bug exactly? A bug is something that is either entirely wrong or not quite right with software. It can lead to wrong outputs or behaviors, or even crash the whole system.

Managing From Home: Running Software Teams in a Remote-First World

Working from home, remote-first, asynchronous work. There are many ways to describe our new way of professional life. Much has been explored from an employees point of view, but how do leaders and managers deal with the new situation? We have a look at the challenges and needs of software engineering leadership.

Helix ALM vs. Doors Next

Helix ALM is an application lifecycle management tool, which includes requirements management, test case management, and issue management. It is applicable across a broad range of methodologies, including modern agile practices, traditional waterfall development, or a hybrid approach. Because it encompasses a broad scope of records and team activities, Helix ALM specializes in end-to-end traceability and configurable workflows.

Virtual Reality Retail: Next-Gen Shopping Experience

Virtual reality retail experiences are transforming brick-and-mortar shopping. With the global augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) market expected to reach 1.6 billion by 2021, there is massive potential to expand into virtual spaces. Creating a virtual shopping experience helps both retailers and consumers. It can reduce overall operating costs and offer immersive experiences for consumers to try and customize before they buy. So how can retailers build VR in retail?

Future of Data Meetup: Exploring Data and Creating Interactive Dashboards in the Cloud

In this meetup, we’re going to once again put ourselves in the shoes of an electric car manufacturer that is deploying a recently developed electric motor out into their new cars. We’re going to show how to explore some data that has been previously collected through various different sources and stored into Apache Hive within a data warehouse, with the goal of tracking down a specific set of potentially defective parts. We’ll then take the results of this data exploration and create an interactive dashboard that presents our results in a visually appealing way using a BI tool that’s integrated right into the same data warehouse.

Fast Forward Live: Few-Shot Text Classification

Join us for this month's Machine Learning research discussion with Cloudera Fast Forward Labs. We will discuss few-shot text classification - including a live demo and Q&A. This is an applied research report by Cloudera Fast Forward. We write reports about emerging technologies. Accompanying each report are working prototypes or code that exhibits the capabilities of the algorithm and offer detailed technical advice on its practical application.

Scaling Cypress, TestCafe, Playwright, and Puppeteer Tests on Sauce Labs = SauceCon 2021 Demo

In this demo Kunal Jain, Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, will show you how to use new Sauce Labs capabilities to run your JavaScript tests at scale on Sauce Labs, while accessing test insights. In recent years, there’s been a shift towards JavaScript test automation frameworks. Today many Sauce Labs customers are using Cypress, TestCafe, Puppeteer, and most recently Playwright.

Integrating Data to Build Emotional Health: How SU Queensland Uses Talend to Enrich Service Delivery

The mission statement is so direct and uncomplicated. SU Queensland, a non-profit organization based in Australia, is all about “bringing hope to a young generation.” The realities of delivering on this charter, of course, are multi-dimensional and complex.

What Made SmartBear + Bugsnag a "No Brainer"?

Today marks a big day for two very successful companies, and I got the chance to sit down with SmartBear CEO, Frank Roe, and Bugsnag CEO and co-founder, James Smith. Tim: For those who perhaps haven’t already seen this morning’s press release, why don’t we kick things off by having you share this morning’s news. Frank: Sure, Tim.

10 Fivetran Competitors & Alternatives

As increasing aspects of business go digital, managing data has never been more crucial. According to Forbes, only one in four businesses has a "well-defined data management structure." If you’re looking to improve how you store, manage, and analyze your business data, it’s time to look at intelligent data integration tools. Fivetran is an ETL tool. ETL stands for "extract, transform, load".

Selenium and Mobile Test Automation - Can Selenium Be Used for Mobile Testing?

Selenium is a tremendously popular automated testing tool for desktop, web applications. Testing on mobile devices is a major requirement that has grown exponentially in recent years. Why has the mobile testing requirement grown so much? The answer is pretty clear. Just look at how dependent each one of us has become on a mobile phone. Today mobile phones are as vital as breathing for us. That is the reason that going without a mobile phone for even a few hours seems impossible for us.

Business Software Testing Empowers Consumer-like App Experiences, According to Testlio's 2021 Industry Report

The State of App Testing 2021: Actionable testing insights from exclusive client data and case studies April 27th, 2021. Austin, TX and Tallinn, Estonia – Testlio today announced new market research and supporting industry best practices for business software testing. State of App Testing: Business Software leverages anonymized test records from Testlio clients in the business software industry to provide insights into testing practices.

iOS 14.5 and Countly: a Match Made in the Clouds

According to Statcounter, Apple’s iOS penetration in the global mobile scene is around 27%, which is more than considerable. However, this penetration is at almost 50% in markets such as Europe or North America which coincidentally, are those at the forefront of enacting strict data privacy policies. So when Apple announced new user data privacy regulations for app developers as part of its iOS 14.5 release, it was not too shocking.

Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Jumpstart Your Hyperautomation Journey, Part 1

There’s no science to getting a good idea to spread, but it helps if you can get your idea across without the hype. Which is why automation expert Arjun Devadas talks about hyperautomation in terms a non-tech exec in any organization can understand. For example, Devadas talks about how insurance companies are using hyperautomation to process truckloads of documents to settle numerous claims.

Why Developers Should Care About Resilience

Recently, a friend reminded me of a joke we used to have when we were both developers at a huge software corporation (we won’t mention names, but back when printers were a thing, you probably owned one of theirs). We didn’t develop printers. We developed performance testing and monitoring tools. We were the dev team, which was completely separate from the QA team and from the Ops team (yes, I’m that old – we didn’t even call it DevOps back then).

Enabling Oracle SSL/TLS Encryption

In our previous post on securing Oracle applications, we discussed how to enable Oracle Native Network Encryption for your client and server. In the conclusion however, we noted some of the shortcomings of using that security mechanism (potential for man-in-the-middle attacks, inability to control secure certificates, etc.). Here we begin to address those issues by instead enabling SSL/TLS encryption between the Oracle client and database.

The Engineering Manager's Dilemma

In this talk, we’ll examine the trade-offs around adopting #BDD. While the benefits can be enormous, it doesn’t come for free, and it pays for everyone to be prepared to make this investment wholeheartedly, with your eyes open. We’ll explore some of the benefits people have enjoyed as they adopt BDD, and look at where the investment costs come, and how soon they start to amortize.

Mobile App Development and Testing Done Right with TestFairy - SauceCon 2021 Demo

Mobile testing is complex. You need to test your apps across multiple devices in different environments, and account for the varied conditions experienced by real users in the field. This presents a big challenge for the mobile development and QA teams. Adding to that, being remote, by definition, makes it hard for developers to understand what happened on a mobile device before an app crashed or when things didn’t work as expected. Further, the increasingly quality-sensitive users make it imperative for the modern mobile development and testing teams to deliver a flawless mobile experience with every release.

Cable Companies Are Growing Up

Cable and Satellite companies in the US have emerged from a decade of acquisitions, consolidation and shakeout and are beginning to assert themselves as full service providers in the communications and media space. With Comcast just announcing its new suite of cellphone plans this month, and Charter, Altice and Dish ramping up their offerings, the Big Three in wireless – AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile/Sprint – are looking over their shoulders.

Why and when enterprises should care about Model Explainability

Machine learning models are often used for decision support—what products to recommend next, when an equipment is due for maintenance, and even predict whether a patient is at risk. The question is, do organizations know how these models arrive at their predictions and outcomes? As the application of ML becomes more widespread, there are instances where an answer to this question becomes essential. This is called model explainability.

Cox Automotive Runs Robust Pipelines on Databricks with Unravel

Cox Automotive is a large, global business. It’s part of Cox Enterprises, a media conglomerate with a strong position in the Fortune 500, and a leader in diversity. Cox also has a strong history of technological innovation, with its core cable television business serving as a leader in the growth and democratization of media over the last several decades.

4 Tips for Securing Business Intelligence Systems

Harnessing the power of big data is increasingly important not just for business intelligence (BI)—a descriptive model that reveals to enterprises the current state of their companies—but also for data analytics. Data analytics offer predictive models with insight into where a business might head under different scenarios. Your organization's data gives you the opportunity to collect dynamic business intelligence.

USMC Streamlines Provisioning and Cataloging with Appian

On March 5, 2021, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) launched the CATALYST application. The CATALYST application integrates the people, processes, and data involved in the USMC weapon systems repair, part provisioning, and cataloging. Provisioning and cataloging are critical logistics support processes. They help connect the iterative acquisition and logistics sustainment life cycle management processes for weapon systems and equipment.

3 Ways to Protect Your APIs With Kong Konnect and Fastly (Signal Sciences)

Fastly’s next-gen WAF (formerly Signal Sciences) integrates with Kong Konnect to block malicious requests to your services. Kong Gateway provides a robust and secure enterprise API management platform to front web traffic. In partnership, Fastly focuses on Layer 7 application security for that traffic. This article will explain how Kong Konnect and Fastly work together.

Simon Stewart: Dopamine Driven Development - SauceCon 2021 Keynote

Software development can be a real grind, but one thing that makes it more bearable is the joy of a passing build. Not only is that green bar important when you're iterating on a feature, but it's normally a vital part of determining whether or not your software can be released. Getting to a green build as quickly as possible allows you to experience that joy of a passing build more frequently, and allows you to verify that the next release is good more quickly than your competitors. It's a vital building block as we move towards Continuous Deployment.

The Clear SHOW - S02E03 - Your Code == Feature Store

Ariel and T.Guerre discussing the reasoning behind features stores. Should you get one for your production pipeline? First time hearing about us? Go to - clear.ml! ClearML: One open-source suite of tools that automates preparing, executing, and analyzing machine learning experiments. Bring enterprise-grade data science tools to any ML project.

How to compete with analytics-first software vendors

These are a new class of vendors like Gainsight and C3 who are building applications based on the idea data will drive a transaction, rather than transactions driving the data. The challenge for every enterprise software vendor is how to respond to this threat because it's going to be difficult. For big vendors, you're going to have vested interests internally who don't see this challenge coming or don't know how to respond to it. Some may even underestimate the threat of the change.

Converting HBase ACLs to Ranger policies

CDP is using Apache Ranger for data security management. If you wish to utilize Ranger to have a centralized security administration, HBase ACLs need to be migrated to policies. This can be done via the Ranger webUI, accessible from Cloudera Manager. But first, let’s take a quick overview of HBase method for access control.

Using Identity Management To Make Zero-Trust Security a Reality

Large-scale, sophisticated attacks like the SolarWinds cyber intrusion and the Microsoft Exchange Server hack are disturbing, to say the least. These are more than just bad headlines; they reflect fundamental, systemic problems with the security postures in most enterprises. One underreported issue is the continued adherence of organizations to principles that maintain strong perimeter controls to prevent things outside from coming in.

10 Tips to Help You Write a Flat File Database

Originally developed by IBM, flat file databases have been around since the 1970s. Because these files store data in plain text format, most people use MS Excel to create them. It’s an easy-to-use system that allows for the quick sorting of results. This is because each line of plain text has just one record. Tabs, commas, or other delimiters separate multiple records. In this article, you’ll learn some tips for optimizing your flat file.

What is Hits per Second in Performance Testing?

Hits per second represents the number of requests sent to the server in one second (the load which the server is being hit). Hits per second is the total load set by the concurrent virtual users on the server, no matter if they are executed successfully or not on the server side. The number of requests executed successfully by the server per unit of time is called throughput.

Announcing Iguazio Version 3.0: Breaking the Silos for Faster Deployment

We’re delighted to announce the release of the Iguazio Data Science Platform version 3.0. Data Engineers and Data Scientists can now deploy their data pipelines and models to production faster than ever with features that break down silos between Data Scientists, Data Engineers and ML Engineers and give you more deployment options . The development experience has been improved, offering better visibility of the artifacts and greater freedom of choice to develop with your IDE of choice.

Low-code vs. No-code: The Differences, Similarities, & How to Choose

The demand for new software has exploded. According to IDC, over 500 million digital applications and services will be developed and deployed by 2023—the same number of apps that have been developed over the last 40 years. Unfortunately, the number of new developers who can help build those applications has not exploded.

R.I.P Custom and Legacy Apps - Modernize with velocity

The new normal in the next decade will be very different than the bygone era. COVID has impacted the world in a way seen only as recently as a century ago. It was different then and it is different now. Businesses are finding new ways to reach customers, supply chains are inventing new ways to operate, industries are innovating all-around to remain relevant in the new normal. Customer behavior is also changing and digital has found a new acceptance with evolving technology.

Dependable realtime banking with Kafka and Ably

Interest in online banking is skyrocketing. In this context, more and more banking providers are building digital products (especially mobile offerings) and improving their core capabilities to meet user expectations of the instantaneous, always-on, realtime world. In this blog post, we will look at Kafka’s characteristics and explore why it’s such a popular choice for architecting event-driven realtime banking ecosystems.

Top 10 Online Code Editors for Web Development

A code editor gives developers an environment to write code using a specific programming language. While the code editor’s primary purpose is to assist with coding, most of the editors go beyond and help developers with pointing errors, autocomplete suggestions, running the program and other common areas of doubt. We can install a code editor on our laptop or PC, or we can use an online version. This can help us avoid the hassle of installation, saving us both time and memory.

Top 7 Tools for Adding Web Forms to Static Websites

The power of the Internet and the World Wide Web is known to everyone. Within a few years after its inception, businesses started to take advantage of all the facilities in features. And within no time, e-commerce became prominent as a new way to do business. Nowadays, it is the dominant way any company or business can reach its customers across the globe with a website.

The Future of Technology - SauceCon 2021 Keynote

The world of technology is changing right before our eyes. Development teams are moving at speeds that once seemed unimaginable and delivering new products and capabilities that we never thought possible. In this keynote interview, Aled Miles, president and CEO of Sauce Labs, is joined by Toby Redshaw, former SVP of enterprise innovation and 5G solutions at Verizon, to discuss how organizations can harness the power of modern technology to create sustainable growth and improve customer relationships.

Diego Lo Giudice: What's Next for Testing - SauceCon 2021 Keynote

Agile and DevOps have created the big illusion that testers are no longer needed and that developers are taking full-time control of testing. But while some enterprises have indeed succeeded in getting developers more involved in testing, there are still hundreds of thousands of manual testers working every day to test applications and ensure digital quality. In this SauceCon 2021 keynote address, Diego Lo Giudice, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, examines how AI and ML are making it possible for non-dev testers to increase automation and test smarter than ever.

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.

Shift-left testing and creating a culture of quality with Simon Prior - k6 Office Hours

Shift-left testing means testing earlier in a cycle, but it also means making quality everybody's concern. Simon Prior joins us to talk about how to create a culture of quality that extends to the whole application team and even the whole organization. k6 Office Hours is a weekly livestream hosted by Nicole van der Hoeven and Simon Aronsson to talk about performance and reliability testing, best practices, and all things k6.

HDFS Data Encryption at Rest on Cloudera Data Platform

Encryption of Data at Rest is a highly desirable or sometimes mandatory requirement for data platforms in a range of industry verticals including HealthCare, Financial & Government organizations. The capability increases security and protects sensitive data from various kinds of attack that could be internal or external to the platform.

AI/ML without DataOps is just a pipe dream!

Let’s start with a real-world example from one of my past machine learning (ML) projects: We were building a customer churn model. “We urgently need an additional feature related to sentiment analysis of the customer support calls.” Creating the data pipeline to extract this dataset took about 4 months! Preparing, building, and scaling the Spark MLlib code took about 1.5-2 months!

Mobile app automation testing Tools: An exhaustive list

It’s 2021 and we now have a mobile app for everything. Whether it’s social media, shopping, productivity or fitness, there’s a visible surge in the number of mobile apps and their users. Simform (as of 2019) stated that an average user has at least 40 apps installed on their phones while millennials have around 67 apps. So, there’s a solid reason why mobile app testing is a crucial step in any app development process.

Mobile Web Testing: Testsigma vs Appium

With the increased usage of smartphones in recent years, enterprises and the software industry now have to cater their applications to mobile devices for web testing in addition to desktops. Usually, there are three types of applications that are meant to be used in mobile phones. These are – i. Native Apps: Apps that are written and built using SDKs and native APIs. These can be downloaded from the official app stores. ii.

Woopra: Your End-to-End Customer Journey Analytics Companion

Customers interact with your business multiple times before reaching any goal. These repeated digital interactions are what make up the customer journey. Your customers’ overall experience across the different channels as they engage with your organization (websites, social media, email, etc.) make up the customer experience. Customer journey analytics refers to the process of analyzing the experience of customers across multiple touchpoints in the customer journey.

Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud on Red Hat OpenShift

Learn how Cloudera and Red Hat help enterprise companies securely manage the complete data lifecycle, putting data to work faster and reducing time to value. Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud on Red Hat® OpenShift® aggregates and visualizes data to derive actionable insights in a secure, hybrid, and open-source environment.

Apache Ozone and Dense Data Nodes

Today’s enterprise data analytics teams are constantly looking to get the best out of their platforms. Storage plays one of the most important roles in the data platforms strategy, it provides the basis for all compute engines and applications to be built on top of it. Businesses are also looking to move to a scale-out storage model that provides dense storages along with reliability, scalability, and performance.

Zephyr for Jira is now Zephyr Squad

We are thrilled to announce the final piece of our test management portfolio, Zephyr for Jira, the No. 1 installed Agile test management app in the Atlassian Marketplace, has been renamed Zephyr Squad. This rename follows the rename of TM4J to Zephyr Scale in November. This completes our Zephyr product portfolio, which now includes Zephyr Squad, Zephyr Scale, and Zephyr Enterprise.

How Xplenty Simplifies Heroku PostgreSQL Data Integration

What can you do with data collected on Heroku PostgreSQL? How will you analyze it and integrate it? With Xplenty, of course! Xplenty lets you connect to a PostgreSQL database on Heroku, design a Dataflow via an intuitive user interface, aggregate the data, and even save it back to PostgreSQL on Heroku or other databases and cloud storage services.

Automated mobile app testing - do you really need real mobile devices?

Mobile apps are not just the next (or current) big thing. They have become a part of our lives — in a way, steering our choices and decisions. By merely sitting on our couch, we apply for jobs, manage our projects, talk to our friends, the order in essentials, and even pay our bills. The convenience is unsurpassable, and thanks to the user-friendly functionalities, even our grandparents seamlessly book cabs, play games, and video call us. Mobile apps are here to stay. Imagine the possibilities.

6 qualities to look for in a software testing partner

When developing customer-facing software, the end user’s overall experience is vital to business retention and next stages of development. Just as it’s essential for software developers to deliver crisp customer experiences, the same applies to businesses responsible for assuring the quality of customer experiences.

#NeotysPAC - Introducing Keptn 0.8: Automated Distributed Performance and Resiliency Testing, by Andreas Grabner

The CNCF open-source project Keptn is currently helping hundreds of performance, DevOps, SRE, and automation engineers with flexible automation around performance & resiliency engineering as well as delivery (DevOps) and operational (SRE) automation. By providing automation with 90% less automation code, Keptn enables users to bring more automation into more projects.

Test Management with QADeputy & Ghost Inspector

Quality assurance is a broad initiative. Ghost Inspector strives to be an all-in-one tool when it comes to browser automation. However, QA teams often use a range of products to cover all their testing needs, like API testing and load testing. This can lead to testing-related data being scattered in various places. QADeputy is a service that aims to centralize your QA operations — and it integrates nicely with Ghost Inspector.

Automation: How to Thrive Amid Remote Work Stress

In grade school, Joe Kennedy taught himself how to code video games on his home computer. Today, Kennedy is a Partner and Technology Consulting Leader with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the video call leading up to this week’s Digital Masters interview, Kennedy looked remarkably dapper in a navy blue blazer, dress shirt and slacks and a handlebar mustache curled to perfection.

Configuring a PingFederate SAML Connection in DreamFactory

All DreamFactory APIs are private by default, requiring at a minimum an API key for authentication purposes. The API key is associated with role-based access control (RBAC) which determines what actions the client responsible for supplying the API key can undertake with regards to the API. OAuth 2.0 makes adding an authentication system to your app or web page considerably easy. Many different service providers support the OAuth 2.0 spec and, in turn, so does DreamFactory.

Lightweight Virtualization: the Container Ecosystem and Firecracker MicroVMs for Serverless

Virtualization is a core component of cloud computing and the key technology to optimize usage of hardware's resources. While it has been around for decades, new innovations continue to improve its efficiency and performance for modern workloads. In this blog post, we provide a brief overview of virtualization and its history as well as explain how Firecracker and lightweight virtualization are fueling modern deployments.

Taking open-source to the next level at Bitrise - Step by step

One of the reasons I joined Bitrise was the awesome community and the fact that most of the codebase here is actually open-sourced. If the Step Library is the brain of each and every build running on Bitrise, the open-source community must be the heart of it, playing a key role in the success of our product. That's why we have some plans to do more amazing things.

Microservices Testing: A Quick Start Guide

A microservices architecture creates an application as a collection of services. Each microservice works independently and uses application programming interfaces (APIs) to communicate with other services. Each microservice has its own data store and is deployed independently. Testing a microservices application requires a strategy that accounts not only for the isolated nature of microservices but also for service dependencies.

Resilience: The Muscle We Always Need to Train

Last year tested us on many fronts and resilience was a major theme. How well we handle change, unrest and uncertainty have all translated into how well we can deal with major events — such as a global pandemic. Being able to quickly adapt our habits has helped us make the most of the unique year that we had.

Semiconductor Design: Looking Ahead With Methodics & Perforce

Synergies in the semiconductor industry are an everyday occurrence and have become a part of the ever-changing landscape. One recent joint solution that made perfect sense was that of Perforce and Methodics, as the partnership existed before Perforce acquired Methodics in late 2020.

ThoughtSpot Success Series #2 - Defining a Use Case

Introducing the ThoughtSpot Success Series! Want to expand your knowledge of ThoughtSpot? Want to learn some great tips and tricks? Join ThoughtSpot's Customer Success team and other users like yourself as we discuss various topics in our new Success Series. In this session, we'll share how to best define your ThoughtSpot use case in your organization to maximize results & align key stakeholders.

Achieving Energy Efficiency With Data Efficiency: Vermont Gas + Data Governance Leaders

Vermont Gas (VGS) is a leader in energy efficiency and innovation, offering a clean, safe, affordable choice for over 53,000 homes, businesses, and institutions in northwest Vermont. They pride themselves on providing timely, comprehensive service for all their customers, ensuring they have heat, hot water, and energy to get through the cold New England winter.

Drinking our own champagne - Cloudera upgrades to CDP Private Cloud

Like most of our customers, Cloudera’s internal operations rely heavily on data. For more than a decade, Cloudera has built internal tools and data analysis primarily on a single production CDH cluster. This cluster runs workloads for every department – from real-time user interfaces for Support to providing recommendations in the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Upgrade Advisor to analyzing our business and closing our books.

The 6 Soft Skills Data Engineers Need to Succeed

Soft skills can be almost as important as data engineering skills when you apply for a job. Soft skills can make the difference between stress and efficiency or being unsatisfied with your position and a raise. When data engineers and data scientists earn bachelor’s degrees, they usually take classes in topics like data warehousing, programming languages, machine learning, and data science.

Monitor The Speed of Your Website

An easy way to monitor the speed and rendering of your website, also how fast your website or any of the web pages on your website is to use the Website Performance Monitoring Service from LoadFocus. Why does this matter? Well, first of all you want your website to appear in search engines like Google in the first results. The speed of your websites and other metrics matter a lot on how search engines position your web pages in the search results.

Construction feat. TF2 Object Detection API

Although the title might sound like a collaboration of two music bands with really bad names, this blog is all about understanding how computer vision and machine learning can be used to improve safety and security in a harsh and dangerous environment of a construction site. The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries according to the common stats from OSHA.

Between KYC and Stimulus Lending, Banks Are Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

But low-code automation can help. Amid the pandemic, banks are under enormous pressure to comply with stricter regulations and keep up with growing demand for new lines of credit. Here’s Appian Financial Services Industry Lead in Europe, Herbert Schild, on how low-code automation can help at a critical time. What are the challenges with issuing rapid stimulus loans?

Node.js's Underrated Combo: Passport and CASL

It’s easy to get lost with dozens of plugins and frameworks when starting a new project that requires basic authentication and authorization capabilities. It doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, we’re going to explore two valuable Node.js packages — Passport and CASL — that can help you boost the security of your application by providing both authentication and authorization functionality.

Change Data Capture and Kafka to break up your monolith

Getting data from a database into Kafka is one of the most frequent use cases we see. For data integration between enterprise data sources when migrating from monolith to microservices, what better than CDC? We talked about breaking up a monolith and the importance of data observability previously. Now we’re showing you how to do it with a typical microservices architecture pattern including PostgreSQL, Debezium and Apache Kafka.

Future of Data Meetup: Nice to Meet You, NiFi!

You asked for and we are delivering the third in our “Hello:“ series of introductory “Big Data” topics. Our next meetup covers using Apache NiFi. Lots of people want to be a data scientist... but what good is machine learning, artificial intelligence or advanced analytics if you don’t have data? Getting data is incredibly important, but getting data in real time or near real time helps you give near real time insight.

Building Data Experiences from the Ground Up

Izzy Miller, Developer Relations, Looker, Google Cloud Elliot Glasenk, Web Solutions Engineer, Looker, Google Cloud Watch live as two Looker engineers build a data-driven application on the Looker platform - from a blank slate to a fully functional and live app. See how they integrate the Looker API and SDK’s, embed dashboards, and bring in the Extension Framework.

TELUS: Delivering 5G technology to over 10M subscribers with Appian

Keeping the customer at the forefront of everything they do, TELUS set out on a journey of technological innovation that would support their launch of 5G technology to their 10 million subscribers in a rapid, agile, and scalable way. Partnered with Appian, TELUS developed Maestro, an end-to-end workflow management tool for the automation and maintenance of all build activities surrounding the 5G network. Today, around 10,000 business activities flow through the Maestro platform.

What is Streaming Analytics?

What is Streaming Analytics? Streaming Analytics is a type of data analysis that processes data streams for real-time analytics. It continuously processes data from multiple streams and performs simple calculations to complex event processing for delivering sophisticated use cases. The primary purpose is to present the most up-to-date operational events for the user to stay on top of the business needs and take action as changes happen in real-time.

Why Leverage Heroku Connect with an ETL?

Ever since Salesforce acquired Heroku back in 2010, the two services have worked exceptionally well together. Businesses can use Heroku to build flexible and scalable applications while utilizing Salesforce to manage customer data and drive sales. And when you need to share data between these two platforms, there’s a dedicated add-on: Heroku Connect.

Integrating tests to your development pipeline. Quickstart guide to Loadero API.

Sometimes using a graphical user interface isn’t enough to fulfill your daily tasks, especially when you start automating your testing routines. Imagine a scenario, when you perform a regression test on a piece of functionality every time you push a new release or merge your code to a particular branch. It would be a nightmare to manually run those tests every time, especially if your team is rather large and you’re practicing continuous delivery.

How to Automate Service Mesh Observability With Kuma

The more services you have running across different clouds and Kubernetes clusters, the harder it is to ensure that you have a central place to collect service mesh observability metrics. That’s one of the reasons we created Kuma, an open source control plane for service mesh. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up and leverage the Traffic Metrics and Traffic Trace policies that Kuma provides out of the box. If you haven’t already, install Kuma and connect a service.

Why Organizations Should View APIs As Products

The application programming interface (API) is a piece of middleware technology that helps programs talk to each other and improves business workflows. Previous schools of thought categorized APIs as a tool to be kept within the business however recent innovations with APIs show the technology is capable of doing so much more. Thanks to API innovations and evangelists, we’re now on the verge of a new API golden age where businesses rise and fall by the strength of their integrations.

What Is an API Ecosystem?

Software development pushes forward new innovations and mashups every day. It’s not just competition between companies that drives this, but collaboration as well. APIs facilitate this sharing of capabilities by acting as middleware. Developers can connect apps that don’t normally work together, allowing for combined strengths and opportunities to close gaps in product capabilities. This is the basis for what’s called the “API ecosystem.”

How do APIs Help Integrate Your Organization?

Whether you’re adding to your app ecosystem or working on a full digital transformation business strategy, your aim is a smooth enterprise integration process. But when you’re working with multiple programming languages, brands, or operating systems, it can get complicated quickly. API integration is now critical to business functionality in an increasingly technical world.

Ignoring Flaky Tests for Expediency Is Harming Your Team

When developers are focused on adding software features, the incentives are clear: New and better features bring in new customers, and that drives revenue. Where does that leave quality assurance (QA)? It’s just an annoying step to be taken to fix a few bugs before a new feature can be released. Flaky tests can only be ignored for so long. As systems grow, the likelihood of flaky tests increases, until the entire test suite becomes unreliable.

Future Scope of Digital Twins Technology

Digital twin technology has been around for years. But recently, industries have started to leverage it as a cost-effective method for creating prototypes to test, analyze, and study real-world simulations. Learn more about digital twins and get digital twin examples to learn how they could help you build bigger and better products.

Biba Helou of Capital One Asks 'What's In Your Data Cloud?' | Rise of The Data Cloud | Snowflake

On this episode of the Rise of the Data Cloud podcast, host Steve Hamm sits with Biba Helou, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Data at Capital One, and they talk about the agility the cloud provides, how data can help personalize customer's experiences, and much more. Connect with Biba Helou Inside the Data Cloud, organizations unite their siloed data, discover, and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads across multiple clouds.

Create and Run Jobs with a Cypress Test in Github Actions

In this video, you will learn to set up two simple jobs with GitHub Actions and Saucectl to create a pipeline that builds and tests an example web app, as well as runs a test on Sauce Labs' virtual machines using Testrunner Toolkit and Sauce Control. Starting from a project set up in a previous tutorial, learn to add jobs to a github workflow .yml file. Use Actions to start a Sauce Connect Proxy Tunnel, install saucectl, and use it to run an automated test using Cypress.

The rise of analytics-first software

We've moved from desktop to SaaS, to a real UX focus. Now we're seeing new vendors that are analytics-first. They’re creating new applications that are challenging the established players. Historically, applications were transaction-first; you build your software thinking about your workflow or the transactions that you want people to do.

Bigtable vs. BigQuery: What's the difference?

Many people wonder if they should use BigQuery or Bigtable. While these two services have a number of similarities, including "Big" in their names, they support very different use cases in your big data ecosystem. At a high level, Bigtable is a NoSQL wide-column database. It's optimized for low latency, large numbers of reads and writes, and maintaining performance at scale.

Xplenty PII & PHI transformations

Personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) are two types of sensitive data that fall under one or more data privacy regulations. HIPAA and GDPR are examples of the regulations that govern what organizations can and need to do with PII and PHI. When you work with large data sets, it can be challenging to maintain compliance with these regulations.

Enabling Oracle Native Network Encryption

Network encryption is a vital security step in hardening your application and guarding your data. Additionally, it is more often becoming a requirement by many organizations and laws such as HIPAA. In this article, we will discuss how to secure network communication between your application and the Oracle database using Oracle Native Network Encryption. We will demonstrate how encryption can be enabled and leveraged from SourcePro DB with no source code changes to your application.

Bridge the gap in your OSS by adding an AI brain on top

Telecom companies monitor their network using a variety of monitoring tools. There are separate fault management and performance management platforms for different areas of the network (core, RAN, etc.), and infrastructure is monitored separately. Although these solutions monitor network functions and logic – something that would seem to make sense — in practice this strategy fails to produce accurate and effective monitoring or reduce time to detection of service experience issues.

The future of load testing with k6, with k6 CEO Robin Gustafsson (k6 Office Hours)

We peek behind the curtain and talk to Robin Gustafsson, the CEO of Load Impact (k6), about future plans for k6 and the direction we'd like to see performance testing go in. Robin weighs in on test result analysis, site reliability engineering, browser-based tools, and chaos engineering. k6 Office Hours is a weekly livestream hosted by Nicole van der Hoeven and Simon Aronsson to talk about performance and reliability testing, best practices, and all things k6.

How to Debug in Xplenty

With its low-code and no-code features, Xplenty brings the power of ETL and data integration to the masses. But even with Xplenty’s tremendously user-friendly interface, it’s possible that the transformations you design don’t work exactly as you intended—which means you need to debug and resolve the issue fast. Fortunately, there are multiple debugging options in Xplenty for exactly this reason.

Top 4 UI Frameworks For Android Automation Testing

Only a good user interface is capable of delivering a good user experience. And people love user-friendly experiences — it’s a no-brainer. Android developers and testers perform mobile tests to deliver apps that drive a high user retention rate through a great user interface. For applications that have made a place in the market and have some good loyal users, it is essential that they keep their UI upbeat, always. In such scenarios, keeping a check on the UI on every build is imperative.

The End of Facebook Analytics: Now What?

Facebook recently announced that it will effectively discontinue Facebook Analytics on June 30, 2021. The announcement was not particularly informative and was limited to pointing out ways of retaining the tool’s users by means of diverting business to other features that Facebook already offers. However, the reasons behind this decision were not addressed by Facebook and it brings up the question of what this means for the industry.

The Ultimate Guide to Performance Testing and Software Testing: Testing Types, Performance Testing Steps, Best Practices, and More

Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. This is not about finding software bugs or defects. Different performance testing types measures according to benchmarks and standards. Performance testing gives developers the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks.

5 key business benefits of Automated Business Monitoring

Understandably, however, the many automation, AI and machine learning technologies that come with modern analytics solutions can sometimes be hard to keep up with. One area we get asked a lot about is ABM, which we offer with Yellowfin Signals, and what exact advantages it brings to the table for everyday analysis and insight generation.

What's new in CDP Private Cloud Base 7.1.6?

According to IDG, when customers consider updating to the latest release of a product, they expect new features, enhanced security, and better performance, but increasingly want a more streamlined upgrade process. With each new release of CDP Private Cloud, this is exactly what we strive to deliver. Along with a host of new features and capabilities, we are improving the upgrade process to be as painless as possible.

How to automate big data governance

Companies deploying big data analytics to gain competitive advantage can quickly sour their successes by lacking a big data governance strategy. Which turns their data assets into data liabilities. In this article, we dive into the field of information governance and information management and explore how to set up and automate a big data governance program for success. Big data governance is a set of processes and principles that ensure the high value of data throughout its lifecycle.

DataOps vs DevOps

The exponential adoption of IT technologies over the past several decades has had a profound impact on organizations of all sizes. Whether it is a small, medium, or large enterprise, the need to create web applications while managing an extensive set of data effectively is high on every CIO’s priority list. As a result, there has been an ongoing effort to implement better approaches to software development, data analysis, and data management.

Simplify the MongoDB ETL Process

The faster you can extract, transform, and load data from MongoDB, the better it is for your business processes and business intelligence systems. The problem is, most ETL solutions struggle to manage MongoDB’s dynamic schemas, NoSQL support, and JSON data types. That’s not the case with Xplenty – which was optimized for easy, no-fuss MongoDB integrations with ease: no custom code, no delays, no confusion.

#NeotysPAC - Do performance competence centers still rock? By Arthur Luimes

Many of us work for prolonged periods at departments where the performance engineers group together to share their knowledge. These departments have a variety of names: performance competence centers, performance center of expertise, load and performance testing center, or even (God forbid) load testing factory.

Getting Started with Kong Mesh and Open Policy Agent

In Kong Mesh 1.2, we added a number of new features to help enterprises accelerate their service mesh adoption. One of the major new features was native Open Policy Agent (OPA) support within the product. In the demo image above, you can see a number actions taking place across a simple web application. These “actions” ultimately are various GET, POST, and DELETE methods (API calls) across various tiers of our microservice application.

Which Cloud Database Platform to Choose for Your Applications

While a vital component of any app's stack is the database, managing a database is challenging and hard work. Not only do you need to set up, maintain, scale, and patch databases, but also you need to create strong backup policies, ensure sharding and replications. Long story short, managing a database is time-consuming and requires a dedicated and skilled team, which is why a major trend for managing databases is DBaaS, or Database as a Service.

Remote Debugging Microservices: Overcoming the Challenges

The abundance of cloud services available today makes building web-scale products very accessible. Any company with sufficient resources can leverage infrastructure and platform services to build products that can serve thousands or even millions of customers. They can achieve economies of scale while providing a reliable service, without having to build everything from scratch.

6 Data Cleansing Strategies For Your Organization

The success of data-driven initiatives for enterprise organizations depends largely on the quality of data available for analysis. This axiom can be summarized simply as garbage in, garbage out: low-quality data that is inaccurate, inconsistent, or incomplete often results in low-validity data analytics that can lead to poor business decision-making.

Logit.io's Response To The Elasticsearch B.V. SSPL Licensing Change

On the 14th of January 2021, Elasticsearch B.V. announced that future releases of Elasticsearch and Kibana would be released under a dual license SSPL (Server Side Public License). As a result of this change it is evident that the components that make up Elasticsearch and Kibana in version 7.11 (and onwards) of the ELK Stack will no longer be considered as open source based upon the Open Source Initiative's requirements for licensing.

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman Talks Data Cloud Evolution | Rise of The Data Cloud | Snowflake

On the season 2 premiere of the Rise oF The Data Cloud Podcast, host Steve Hamm talks with Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, and they give us an update on the transition of Snowflake from a private startup to a public company, the impact of the Data Cloud over the past year for organizations across industries, the future of data sharing and much more.

Set up a Cypress Test Project with Github Actions

In this tutorial, you will see how to set up a app project file cloned from the public `Swag Labs` web app provided by Sauce Labs, and create your own GitHub repository. Setup secrets in Github, and create the YAML file in the .github/workflows directory that will allow you to build & test the app using GitHub actions. Set the events in testrunner.yml that trigger the workflow to run, as well as the environment variables. The following video will show you how to set up and run the jobs.

Webinar: The Non-Intrusive Debugging on Modern Architectures

Remote debugging in distributed environments is painful. Thundra Sidekick is more than just a remote debugger. It's secure and easy to use. When developers push their code to remote development or staging environments in pre-production, they usually lose the ability of traditional debugging with breakpoints. Instead, they have to read the logs carefully and understand what’s going wrong.

Cloudera Data Engineering - Integration steps to leverage spark on Kubernetes

Cloudera Data Engineering is a serverless service for Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) that allows you to submit jobs to auto-scaling virtual clusters. CDE enables you to spend more time on your applications, and less time on infrastructure. CDE allows you to create, manage, and schedule Apache Spark jobs without the overhead of creating and maintaining Spark clusters.

No Data Loss and No Service Interruption - HDF to CFM Rolling Migration

The blog “Migrating Apache NiFi Flows from HDF to CFM with Zero Downtime” detailed how many common NiFi dataflows can be easily migrated when the Hortonworks DataFlow and Cloudera Flow Management clusters are running side-by-side. But what if you lack the resources to run multiple NiFi clusters concurrently? Not a problem.

BI Tool Integrations for Heroku Postgres

Heroku is a powerful platform for application development. Users can build and deploy on the cloud, and you can effortlessly scale up once your app takes off. And behind every app, you'll find an equally powerful database: Heroku Postgres. If you're building Heroku apps, you'll find them to be a rich source of operational and customer data. Add in the right Business Intelligence (BI) tools, and you'll be able to derive insights about the inner workings of your organization.

In the event-driven galaxy, which metadata matters most?

As a developer, you're no stranger to your vast and varied data environment… Or are you? The tremendous amount of data your organization collects is stored in various sources and formats. You need a way to understand where and what data is, to be able to do what you need to do: build amazing event-driven applications.

Setup Sauce Connect for Saucectl

Learn how to download and run the Sauce Connect proxy software so that you can create a secure tunnely for testing apps that require one. Download the `sc` file, and use a few simple terminal commands to run it on your machine, see how to change the tunnel id to run on different tunnels, and how to run your test on a shared tunnel so that you can use saucectl to run tests against an app in a protected environment.

Run a Cypress Test with Sauce Connect

Once you have a Sauce Connect proxy tunnel up and running, learn how to run your test on a shared tunnel. See how you can run this test in different Sauce Connect tunnels with Cypress on Sauce by simple changing you tunnel-id. See a demonstartion of both options you have for running the test in the 'sauce' test environment (on the Sauce Labs Cloud of virtual machines), by updating config.yml, or using a --tunnel-id flag in SauceCTL when you run your test.

Test a Local App with Cypress and Saucectl

Cypress on Sauce with Testrunner Toolkit allows you to perform tests on an app that you have on your local machine (or other non-public environments), then test it against the wide variety of devices available on Sauce Labs on. in Sauce mode (on the Sauce Cloud), or run your tests in a Docker container in your local environment and send the test results to Sauce Labs. This tutorial shows how to do this using the open-source Swag Labs web app.

This is Appian for Energy & Utilities

Realize your digital potential, from upstream production and refining to utilities and energy services. The Appian low-code platform helps you deliver powerful applications that streamline integrated operations, improve asset performance, and innovate customer management. Watch this video to see how Alabama Power, GRDF, Ocean Winds, EDP Renewables, and other leading Oil & Gas and Energy & Utilities customers are realizing business value from Appian worldwide.

5 Success Stories That Show the Value of Enterprise Data Cloud

What’s the fastest and easiest path towards powerful cloud-native analytics that are secure and cost-efficient? In our humble opinion, we believe that’s Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). And sure, we’re a little biased—but only because we’ve seen firsthand how CDP helps our customers realize the full benefits of public cloud.

10 Steps to Achieve Enterprise Machine Learning Success

You’ve probably heard it more than once: Machine learning (ML) can take your digital transformation to another level. It’s a pie-in-the-sky statement that sounds great, right? And while you’d be forgiven for thinking that it might sound too good to be true, operational ML is, in fact, achievable and sustainable. You can get the very kind of ML you need to increase revenue and lower costs. To help teams work smarter and do things faster.

A huge chunk of machine learning models are never operationalized-here's why

As organizations refocus and restrategize this year, machine learning projects seem to be on the top of IT priority lists. Innovation is more important than ever, and this has led to higher spending, increased hiring budgets, and a wider range of ML use cases. Despite this, organizations are facing challenges in actually deploying machine learning models at scale. A lot of models are never operationalized, or if they are, the process to production takes too long.

Five lessons in leadership from Snowflake CEO, Frank Slootman

Since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago, there's been one word on the lips of every business leader, analyst, and investor around the world: cloud. COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way businesses operate. In response, organizations went all in on cloud, betting on the unmatched scale, speed, and security of SaaS applications to help them weather the storm. Nowhere was this shift more pronounced that in our own data and analytics industry.

Reverse ETL: What You Need to Know

Data integration has been around for decades in some form or fashion, as organizations are always looking for ways to combine their enterprise data and collect it in a centralized location. The most commonly used and dominant type of data integration is ETL (extract, transform, load). ETL first extracts data from one or more source systems, transforms it as necessary, and then loads it into a target warehouse or data lake.

5 types of tests that can be automated for your iOS

A quote from Tim Cook says- “When you care about people’s happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity. And if you give them a choice, they’ll say, ‘I want an iPhone,’ or ‘I want a Mac.’ We think we can win a lot of corporate decisions at that level.” This says a lot about the love for the iPhone we all have!

Are Data Silos Hindering Your Digital Transformation?

Most organizations today have some form of digital transformation strategy in the works. But a large share of these projects fail. Why is this? IT specialists will tell you that apart from misalignment between the goals of IT and business leadership, the main obstacle to a successful digital transformation is the adherence to obsolete data silos.

Common Challenges Associated with the Composable Enterprise

From Silicon Valley startups to established corporations, more and more companies are shifting to a composable enterprise architecture. And it is easy to see why. The world of business technology is growing fast and in unpredictable ways. Businesses need to stay competitive by keeping pace with — or better yet, ahead of — emerging tech. Composable enterprises allow for this flexibility by establishing the groundwork for integrating new applications and functionalities.

How to Monitor Azure API Management Performance with the Moesif Plugin

Azure API Management (APIM) is a powerful platform that enables you to publish and scale APIs while ensuring they are secured. One of the great features of Azure APIM is that you can add plugins and transforms to your APIs without any code change or restarts. These capabilities are deployed using XML Policies which are a collection of statements.

Flutter vs. React Native: What's the best cross-platform framework in 2021?

Congratulations! This is an exciting moment to begin building a new mobile app. Cross-platform frameworks have changed everything: thanks to them, developers can now ship performant apps across many platforms with a single codebase. Two of the biggest frameworks are Flutter and React Native, both with a ton of buzz around them. So what’s the right choice for your project?

Difficult Mock Life

Mocking is a popular and widely used approach in unit testing to handle dependencies. However, this method has both an upside and a downside, so it’s important to compare these pros and cons to determine if the costs will outweigh the benefits. Let’s take a closer look at mocking. Mocking is a great way to isolate tests from external factors, like databases or web services. However, mocking also adds an extra layer of complexity to our codebase that must be carefully considered.

How to Debug Your Unity Videogame

We’re going to investigate the basic strategies to debug an application created with Unity, from logs to breakpoints, during the development stage. Once an app is in production we can switch to using Bugfender, and we’ll explain this too. To illustrate this tutorial we have created a custom app called The Bugfender Game, a variation of the popular Flappy Bird. Unity is a cross-platform game engine that gives users the ability to create games and experiences in 2D, 3D, VR and AR.

Disaster Recovery Plan: How to make sure you're prepared for the worst

The first lesson you learn as you start to work around the DevOps field is that being optimistic is not a good virtue. While that might seem overly pessimistic, let me explain. We plan our architecture to fit our needs, deal with edge cases, scale our applications up and as wide as we see fit, and with all of that, we still always expect for the unexpected to happen. As engineers, we are expected to deal with that unexpected.

Helix QAC 2021.1 Continues to Provide In-Depth, High-Quality Compliance Coverage

With the latest release of Helix QAC, the static code analysis tool continues to provide you with in-depth, high-quality compliance coverage for C and C++ coding languages. However, what makes Helix QAC 2021.1 notable is that it now offers complete support for many key coding standards. Here is an overview of the most impactful enhancements made to Helix QAC.

5 Ways to Effectively Import Your Product Requirements

Product lifecycle management is all about the dynamics between requirements and their fulfilment (e.g., the ability to test and prove that a requirement is fully covered, as defined during the product planning phase). Understanding this relationship, and respecting it unconditionally, allows great products to achieve world-class quality and stability. For the majority of products, the combination of people, processes, and technology is triggering different forms of changes to the original plan.

BearingPoint's FOSS management services

Discover the comprehensive portfolio of BearingPoint’s Free and open-source software (FOSS) management services. From a tool-based analysis of software developed by you or your suppliers and support of M&A transactions to the complete takeover of any FOSS management process, we develop FOSS management concepts tailored to your needs. Our FOSS management services are flexible and efficient.

Introducing Thundra Sidekick to Product Hunters

Debugging, as in the form with breakpoints, is dead with the advent of distributed microservices. It's usually a problem to debug a remote microservice using intrusive methods because you can interrupt a user and/or another service that's using the debuggee service. Thundra Sidekick resurrects the debugging in microservices with non-intrusive breakpoints that could gather the same information a normal breakpoint would capture.

It's time for the augmented consumer

One of the changes that we've seen happening in the analyst space recently is a huge shift in thinking. Gartner in particular is now talking about augmented consumers and multi-experience analytics. To me, this is really interesting because they’re talking about the business user and how they want to work and consume data. In the past it was all about the data analyst, but focusing on users opens up an entirely new level of thinking.

The Key to Unlocking IT Modernization's Power? Enterprise level Transformation

The United States Veterans Administration (VA) over the last decade underwent a massive enterprise-wide IT transformation, eliminating its fragmented shadow IT and adopting a centralized system capable of supporting the agency’s 400,000 employees and more effectively utilizing its $240 billion-plus annual budget. The result: A more reliable and modern IT environment that improves access, availability, and user experience -ultimately supporting the VA mission more effectively.

Hybrid Cloud: Unlocking App Modernization With Kubernetes

Last month, we were proud to launch our Hitachi Kubernetes Service, a true storage-as-a-service (SaaS) offering to improve the performance and management of multiple Kubernetes environments. By enabling users to manage their clusters simply and securely across any major cloud provider and on premises, Kubernetes can play an instrumental role in businesses’ modernization efforts. It’s for this reason that we are always working to get it on the radar of our existing clients.

Unleashing the "Power of Many" With Active Intelligence

From the Wright Brothers and Ada Lovelace, to Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, when we consider who is behind the most celebrated innovations and industry transformations, we often think about individual bright thinkers and disruptors. However, over the years, studies have shown that the greatest potential lies in the “power of many," fostered by a shift in how new generations work.

What is a Flat File Database?

When it comes to data storage, there is almost as much diversity in the types of databases as there is in the data that they contain. Designing and implementing a strong enterprise data strategy means that you need to be aware of the different databases and how you might best apply them within your organization. In IT, the term "flat file" means something very different from the heavy-duty steel construction file cabinets that you might buy from Safco.

Android application testing: Comparison of the two approaches - Manual and Automated

In the last one decade, the growth of Android was whopping which is very much evident if you look at the stats. Back in 2009, Android shared only 3.9% of the total market which has grown to over 72% in the last 10 years. Talking about the current trend, almost everyone who is planning to develop a website goes for developing an Android app.

What large enterprises need in software testing solutions

There are things your in-house QA team can do extremely well. This might include collaborating with engineering leaders and product managers, strategizing test cases, and converting former test cycles into automated scripts. And then there are things that an enterprise organization’s QA team will always struggle with, regardless of how smart, organized, and empowered they are.

Get started with DevOps: principles, best practices and tips

DevOps merges operational and development teams to boost the speed of software development and ensure that the final product is delivered as clean and consistent as possible. Ultimately, DevOps allows teams to increase product quality and speed of delivery in even the most highly competitive environments. The idea of weaving together disparate teams to accelerate development might appeal to many organizations, but some common challenges may come up before implementing a DevOps environment.

Developing Workforce Safety: A Rapid Response to Covid-19

This is the story of how Appian helped organizations worldwide get thousands of people back to work during the worst global pandemic in over a century, safely and legally. The Appian Workforce Safety Solution COVID-19 threw people worldwide into what seemed like a black hole of chaos. As infection rates rapidly grew, and related concerns grew even faster, communities struggled to respond.

Why Python cProfile is the Recommended Profiling Interface

Performance optimization is a basic need for software development. When it comes to optimizing app performance, tracking frequency, maintaining production, or perpetuation method calls, profilers play a vital role. Learn why Python cProfile is a recommended profiling interface and how it enhances your software performance.

Appian Connected Onboarding

Onboarding institutional clients is complex, risky and unacceptably slow. It often takes many months to onboard an institution as a client and the stakes are high — the longer it takes, the greater the risk of delay or loss of revenue. What is needed is a flexible solution that takes the risk out of onboarding, accelerates time to revenue, and empowers business users with complete control of the onboarding journey. Learn how Appian Connected Onboarding can help in this short video.

Enabling NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate model development in Cloudera Machine Learning

When working on complex, or rigorous enterprise machine learning projects, Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers experience various degrees of processing lag training models at scale. While model training on small data can typically take minutes, doing the same on large volumes of data can take hours or even weeks. To overcome this, practitioners often turn to NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate machine learning and deep learning workloads.

Next Stop - Predicting on Data with Cloudera Machine Learning

This blog series follows the manufacturing and operations data lifecycle stages of an electric car manufacturer – typically experienced in large, data-driven manufacturing companies. The first blog introduced a mock vehicle manufacturing company, The Electric Car Company (ECC) and focused on Data Collection. The second blog dealt with creating and managing Data Enrichment pipelines. The third video in the series highlighted Reporting and Data Visualization.

The Keys to Unlocking the Benefits of a Modern Data Analytics Platform

Many organizations are working to become more data-driven – increasing data use and leveraging data insights to improve decision-making, solve their most challenging problems and improve revenue and profitability. A February 2020 IDC survey showed a direct correlation between quality decision-making and strong data-to-insight capabilities; 57 percent of organizations with the best data analytics pipelines received the highest decision-making score.

How to Choose the Best Performance Profiling Tools

You finish writing your code and launch your application. Then, you begin experiencing performance issues. How can you fix this? It doesn’t matter how talented your development team is, every code should always be analyzed, debugged, and reviewed to make it run faster. What you need is a performance profiling tool. In this article, you will learn about performance profiling and how to determine the best performance profiling tools for your software.

The Top 8 Tools For Any Java Developer's Toolkit

Java developers are unlikely to ever suffer from a lack of libraries, utilities, and programs at their disposal. There's no shortage of tools that offer niche as well as fundamental features. However, some tools undoubtedly stand out due to their popularity, usefulness, data representation, and in-tool features. These 8 tools listed below are often listed as some of the best Java development tools available on the market.

Appian & Ignyte: Mental Health Case Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an increased need for mental health assistance, and the ability to gain said assistance in a virtual setting. Learn about Ignyte's mental health case management application that connects mental health professionals to their patients wherever and whenever they need them, for reliable, secure access on the Appian HIPAA Compliant cloud.

Yellowfin 9.5 release highlights

With 9.5, we've focused on providing new capabilities and enhancements for everyone involved in the data to design workflow - analysts, developers, users - that streamline processes, introduce functional improvements and enrich the analytic experience for all. For the full list of updates, please read the release notes and check out our release highlights video below to see some of these new enhancements in action for yourself.

Fintech startup, Branch makes data analytics easy with BigQuery

As a startup in the fintech sector, Branch helps redefine the future of work by building innovative, simple-to-use tech solutions. We’re an employer payments platform, helping businesses provide faster pay and fee-free digital banking to their employees. As head of the Behavioral and Data Science team, I was tapped last year to build out Branch’s team and data platform. I brought my enthusiasm for Google Cloud and its easy-to-use solutions to the first day on the job.

Where in the World is Xplenty?

In 2011, Pope John Paul II was beatified, Prince William married Kate Middleton, "Game of Thrones" premiered, and Xplenty was born. On a quiet sycamore tree-lined street in Tel Aviv, Israel, breathing distance from Kiryat Sefer Park, the then-startup had just launched a game-changing Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tool to process, transform, and move data at speed and generate big data analytics at scale. It would become the most advanced data pipeline platform on the planet.

Comparing the Selenium and Cypress Testing Frameworks

Automated testing for web apps has been around for well over a decade. For much of that time, Selenium has reigned supreme as the go-to testing framework for virtually any type of testing need that involves a browser-based app. But as the world of test automation continues to evolve, newer tools have emerged. Chief among them is Cypress, a testing framework that is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to Selenium. Is Selenium or Cypress a better choice for your automated testing needs?

4 ways instrumented testing helps companies deploy faster

These days, speed is everything in software development. As companies try to keep up with the rush to create new software features and test code, they rely on technology advances to meet tight release schedules (without sacrificing quality). Software testing technology in particular has solved many quality assurance challenges and allowed businesses to focus on developing applications that delight their customers.

Rob Galbraith: The 7 Fatal Flaws of Insurance, Part 2

Last week, insurance industry expert Rob Galbraith introduced us to “The 7 Fatal Flaws of Insurance." This week, Galbraith weighs in on low-code automation as a competitive advantage in the $5 trillion insurance industry. “For a $5 trillion industry as mature as insurance," says Galbraith, “technology that can help solve any one of the seven fatal flaws would make a pretty good business. There's a lot of room for improvement.”

Reliable WebSockets-based pub/sub with Spring Boot

Spring Boot is a powerful application framework for creating production-grade Spring based Applications. It allows for developers to very quickly and easily get sites up and running, with databases and more. In this tutorial, we’ll be going over WebSockets, Pub/Sub, and how to make the most out of these in your Spring Boot applications.

Solving Customer Related Problems with R&D

As an R&D manager, there are many things on my mind that keep me up at night. These thoughts range anywhere from impossible research explorations, employee motivation, rising cloud costs, all the way to security incidents. However, there is one that sweeps all of them aside when they surface and that is solving customer facing issues.

What's the Best Version Control For Designers?

Version control is an essential tool for developers. But today, development includes more than just code. Using version control for artist and designers centralizes collaboration and secures valuable digital assets. In this blog, we break down why version control is so important for designers. And we answer — what's the best version control for designers and artists?

Building Automated ML Pipelines in Cloudera Machine Learning

In this video, we'll walk through an example on how you can use Cloudera Machine Learning to run some python code that creates specific Machine Learning models. We’ll then go through some features within Cloudera Machine Learning such as job scheduling and model deployments to see how you can do some more advanced machine development operations!

ThoughtSpot Success Series #1 - Introduction to ThoughtSpot Cloud

Introducing the ThoughtSpot Success Series! Want to expand your knowledge of ThoughtSpot? Want to learn some great tips and tricks? Join ThoughtSpot's Customer Success team and other users like yourself as we discuss various topics in our new Success Series. We'll provide a high-level overview of everything you need to know to get started with ThoughtSpot Cloud.

Testing on Mobile Devices with Location Services

Can I change my mobile location during testing? Why do I need to change my location? What is the difference between GPS and Geo-IP? Do the Location Services behave the same way on Android and iOS? How do I handle location permission alert pop-ups? How should I automate tests that involve location services using Appium commands?