May 2021

Jeeves Grows Up: How an AI Chatbot Became Part of Unravel Data

Jeeves is the stereotypical English butler – and an AI chatbot that answers pertinent and important questions about Spark jobs in production. Shivnath Babu, CTO and co-founder of Unravel Data, spoke yesterday at Data + AI Summit, formerly known as Spark Summit, about the evolution of Jeeves, and how the technology has become a key supporting pillar within Unravel Data’s software.

What is Change Data Capture?

Getting the most up-to-date information so your organization can continue to make smart, data-driven decisions is crucial. But there's one big problem: How do you know when your information is out-of-date and your data integration workflow needs to be refreshed? Instead of addressing this question, many businesses still rely on batch processing, which runs data integration jobs at regular intervals to capture any changes that have happened since the last job.

DataStore vs FeatureStore

I think it’s safe to say that one of the worst things in Machine Learning is the terminology. The maths and statistics are definitely part of the learning curve, but more than that, it feels like you are learning a new language. In some ways, you are. DataStore and FeatureStore are two of the current buzzwords that people are trying to understand. To be fair, DataStore and FeatureStore feel like family rather than strangers.

The Clear SHOW - S02E07 - Manual Orchestration (Pit Stop!)

Before we write the super-easy automation for our feature-store workflow, we have to make sure we all understand how to run a task on a clearml-agent! Join T. Guerre for a quick demo of what ClearML can do for manual orchestration of workflows, once you have used it to manage your experiments! ClearML - Your entire workflow in one MLOps platform

Application Performance Monitoring using Netdata and k6, with Odysseas Lamtzidis (k6 Office Hours)

In this office hours, Nicole van der Hoeven and Simme Aronsson are joined by Odysseas Lamtzidis, in Developer Relations at Netdata, to talk about how to using a monitoring solution like Netdata could improve application performance.

From Native Microservices to Full API Gateway Adoption in a Hybrid Mesh Ecosystem in the Cloud

ManoMano is a french DIY marketplace that faces scalability issues due to its hyper-growth — 100% growth in 2020 to €1.2 billion. To tackle this challenge, their website has slowly transformed from a “classic” backend application serving html to a microservices-based architecture.

What is Data as a Service (DaaS)?

As the amount of data companies are faced with snowballs, the need for efficient data governance grows. An increasing number of organizations are turning to cloud service providers for data management. In this context, data as a service, often referred to as DaaS, is becoming an essential tool for managing data integration, data storage, and data analytics.

What is File Transfer Protocol?

Transferring files between two or more machines is an essential part of the ETL (extract, transform, load) process. Of course, there are multiple ways to move data, including flat file databases. For example, you can physically copy the data onto a USB drive or send it to the recipient via email. But methods like these are far less efficient than sending data via FTP. So what is FTP exactly, and how do you use it to transfer files and data? Keep reading for all the answers.

Kong Gateway OSS Turns Six!

🎂 Make a wish and blow out the candles…we’re celebrating Kong’s sixth anniversary! 👏👏👏 In 2015, Mashape open sourced Kong Gateway, launching the next generation of API management. In our last anniversary post, I took a look back at our history. For this 6th anniversary post, I’ll focus on how this year went and look forward to what’s coming up next.

America's Cybersecurity Mandate: 5 Ways to Adopt Zero-Trust Architecture

President Joe Biden issued an “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity” as of May 12, 2021. The order includes numerous actions and mandates to confront the dangers of cyber attacks that are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Cybersecurity has real and significant implications, both in economical and national security terms. At the time of this writing, the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack caused quite a stir on the USA’s east coast.

Learn to look at the bright side of Serverless in 2021

It seems like the inventors of public clouds forecasted that 2020 will leave no choice but force millions of office workers to adopt the concept of working from home overnight. Imagine how different pandemic communication would have been without cloud computing in various aspects, proving that a good crisis should never be wasted although there were no contingency plans for reference.

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What Is The Difference Between Big Data and Cloud Computing?

If your world revolves around developing technologies, you have definitely heard or experienced big data and cloud computing. These two terms go hand-in-hand with nearly all cloud services providing big data analytics. However, despite its increasing popularity, most people, including those in the tech world, can't differentiate between these two terms. Read on to understand the differences and the relationship between big data and cloud computing.

The Ethics of AI Comes Down to Conscious Decisions

This blog post was written by Pedro Pereira as a guest author for Cloudera. Right now, someone somewhere is writing the next fake news story or editing a deepfake video. An authoritarian regime is manipulating an artificial intelligence (AI) system to spy on technology users. No matter how good the intentions behind the development of a technology, someone is bound to corrupt and manipulate it. Big data and AI amplify the problem. “If you have good intentions, you can make it very good.

G-Loot leads esports with real-time data and analytics

G-Loot, a Stockholm-based esports startup, is shaking up the world of electronic sports by challenging the status quo idea that only the top players can win prize money in a video game competition. They’re making it possible for gamers to improve their skills and get rewarded playing games they already enjoy. As an overlay on top of a player’s game, G-Loot receives an enormous amount of data from multiple sources.

The Complete Guide to GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a landmark piece of legislation that affects how organizations can handle, process, and store the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens and residents. But what does the GDPR require exactly, and how can you be sure that your organization complies with it? We go over everything you need to know in this all-in-one guide to GDPR compliance.

Say Goodbye to Data Quality with ELT

ELT is a three-step process that first extracts raw, structured, and unstructured data from source databases, applications, data stores, and other repositories. It then loads that data into a data lake and transforms it as needed by analysts. Since it doesn't move the data to an intermediate staging area or transform it before loading, the extraction process is speedy. You don’t need to pick and choose what data loads into the data lake or wait for it to be processed.

Data driven techniques: How to measure when testing is enough

Data is powerful. Businesses globally adopt data-driven techniques to make highly informed and mindful decisions. Creating a culture of relying on data adds immense value and lets us interpret data into real, actionable insights. But more than anything, data offers clarity. According to CIO Dive, data-driven organizations have at least a 58 percent of chances to meet their revenue goals in comparison to non-data-driven organizations.

Technical Debt Management: 4 Ways Low-Code Can Help

Over the past 18 months, organizations awoke to the need for digital innovation and transformation as an existential issue. Business leaders recognized that software is central to digital innovation. As the need to quickly create more apps grew, demands on IT skyrocketed. So did the IT application development backlog. Technical debt is a part of software development.

API Gateways: Improving performance, security and management of microservices

As we've discussed in our previous Service Discovery post, decoupled services in a microservice architecture communicate via APIs. But what about the communication between clients outside of your system and the services within your application? How does that communication work? An API gateway is a powerful component in a microservice architecture. Pairing its functionality with a serverless platform like Koyeb saves engineering teams time and maximizes computing resources efficiency.

Here's What Software Errors Could be Costing your Business

Software errors are annoying – they are troublesome for IT departments and affect many company processes. A software error is essentially a mismatch between what is expected of the program and the produced output. Sometimes these software errors could have negligible impact, while on other occasions, they could wreak absolute havoc, especially for industries like banking, healthcare, airlines, and stock markets.

Cybersecurity Executive Order Summary: What It Means and How to Get Your Software Ready

Earlier this month, an executive order was issued from the White House aimed at improving the cybersecurity of the United States. This much-anticipated order comes on the heels of widely publicized digital attacks, such as Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds, which illustrate the current state of cybersecurity standards in the software industry.

Unleashing Siloed Design Into IPs

Many IP and data management tools provide a project-centric view of the design process, creating what are known as design silos. While this makes some sense, as most designers tend to think of themselves as working on a project at time, and other items within the company are tracked on a project basis (such as cost, resources, and timelines), this approach is not without its drawbacks.

The Evolution of Planning and Tracking Tools

In an unforeseen move earlier this year, Atlassian announced that they were depreciating server products to accelerate movement to cloud products. For teams that utilize Jira Server products, the announcement started the clock on a pivotal decision. Users of Jira Server products have until February 2nd, 2024 to integrate into Jira Cloud products, or migrate into an on-prem server solution. This change has had and will continue to have a wider effect of other parts on the ecosystem of DevOps tools.

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A Modern Data Architecture

Assembling the perfect data stack isn't easy. The most valuable ones allow companies to take advantage of rapidly evolving technology, adding best-of-breed solutions for collecting, transforming, and analyzing data without requiring a large commitment of time and money. But too many companies see their plans for improvement impeded by the pitfalls of a monolithic, legacy applications, and outdated architecture.

AutoZone: Exceeding customer expectations with speed of service

“Talend is amazing because it’s open, flexible, and visual. The robustness and reliability of Talend have made it an integral part of our solution set. It’s easy to learn and fast to ramp up.” – Jason Vogel, IT Manager, AutoZone AutoZone is America’s #1 vehicle solutions provider. It was founded in 1979 and has since expanded to more than 6,400 stores across three countries, with over 96,000 employees.

Looker Blocks for using third-party data in Google's Analytics Hub

By now, there’s little argument that insights from data fuel business success. But often, internally available data isn’t sufficient to provide the insights businesses need — shared and third-party data such as demographic information, weather, mobility patterns, and so on can provide context that leads to important, differentiating decisions.

Real-time Change Data Capture for data replication into BigQuery

Businesses hoping to make timely, data-driven decisions know that the value of their data may degrade over time and can be perishable. This has created a growing demand to analyze and build insights from data the moment it becomes available, in real-time.

PII Masking Can Protect Your Business

Businesses large and small depend on access to information in order to make smarter, data-driven decisions. And much of that data is personal, sensitive, or confidential. So how can you balance this demand for big data with the need to protect the individuals whom this data describes? When it comes to personally identifiable information (PII), there are multiple very good reasons why you should keep it securely under lock and key.

ETLT with Snowflake, dbt, and Xplenty

What do Xplenty, Snowflake software, and dbt (data build tool) have in common? When used together, they merge the best of ETL (extract, transform, load) and ELT (extract, load, transform) into a powerful, flexible and cost-effective ETLT (extract, transform, load, transform) strategy. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create an ETLT strategy with Xplenty, Snowflake software, and dbt.

Insights from ICF: Modernizing case management for the Surface Transportation Board

Many agencies that handle mission-critical functions still rely on outdated and legacy software applications that have evolved into complex and costly solutions over time. These legacy systems sit at the heart of daily business operations—and have a negative impact on efficiencies, stakeholder satisfaction, and overall mission outcomes. While most stakeholders agree that modernization is needed, they also know it’s a complicated undertaking.

Building a Kong Gateway Plugin with JavaScript

We recently sat down to discuss the language for the next Kong Gateway Plugin Development Kit (PDK). Given the number of JavaScript developers in the world and the variety of libraries and debugging tools available, there was only one logical choice. I’m excited to share that with the Kong Gateway (OSS) 2.4 release, that functionality is now available to you all!

Secure Proxy for HIPAA-Compliant API Analytics

In HeathTech apps, it’s often the case that you’re dealing with private or health-related data. This requires compliance with regulations, such as HIPAA in the United States. These regulations force you to handle sensitive data in a well-defined manner, so only specific people can read it, and if they do, it should be logged for later auditing.

The Mysterious Gotcha of gRPC Stream Performance

Here at Ably, we deal with hard engineering problems all the time and pushing at the edges often results in us running up against all sorts of interesting gotchas. We recently made some AWS NLBs fall over, and had a hazardous encounter with Cassandra counter columns. In our day-to-day, we use gRPC for fast and efficient data exchange with mutual client/server state synchronization.

Session-based Recommender Systems

Recommendation systems have become a cornerstone of modern life, spanning sectors that include online retail, music and video streaming, and even content publishing. These systems help us navigate the sheer volume of content on the internet, allowing us to discover what’s interesting or important to us. The classic modeling approaches to recommendation systems can be broadly categorized as content-based, as collaborative filtering-based, or as hybrid approaches that combine aspects of the two.

Shorten time to critical insights with Streaming SQL

Data and analytics have become second nature to most businesses, but merely having access to the vast volumes of data from these devices will no longer suffice. Leading enterprises realize that the speed of data presents a new frontier for competitive differentiation. It is imperative for organizations to reduce time-to-insights to gain a competitive advantage by responding decisively to competitors, fine-tuning operations, and serving fickle customers.

From Data Lake To Enterprise Data Platform: The Business Case Has Never Been More Compelling

Companies have had only mixed results in their decades-long quest to make better decisions by harnessing enterprise data. But as a new generation of technologies make it easier than ever to unlock the value of business information, change is coming. We’ve already reaped gains at Hitachi Vantara, where I run a global IT team that supports 11,000 employees and helps more than 10,000 customers rapidly scale digital businesses.

The Future Belongs to the Data-Driven

I’m starting to hear questions like: “What comes next?” “Do things go back to the way they were?” “Are some of the changes wrought by the pandemic here to stay?” I think we all know part of the answer: there is no going (all the way) back. In the analog world, sure, we need some things to revert to bounce back. We need to revitalize retail, tourism and hospitality to get our economies moving again.

3x Dataflow Throughput with Auto Sharding for BigQuery

Many of you rely on Dataflow to build and operate mission critical streaming analytics pipelines. A key goal for us, the Dataflow team, is to make the technology work for users rather than the other way around. Autotuning, as a fundamental value proposition Dataflow offers, is a key part of making that goal a reality - it helps you focus on your use cases by eliminating the cost and burden of having to constantly tune and re-tune your applications as circumstances change.

Remote work isn't going anywhere-have you addressed these cloud security risks?

It’s been over a year since enterprises around the world had to pivot and transition to work-from-home setups. While some employees are slowly trickling back into the office, majority of organizations have people working both onsite and offsite. This modern workforce has brought out an increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure, an essential tool for collaboration and business continuity. Technology like this isn’t without its risks though.

How to define your first business use case with ThoughtSpot

Companies today are faced with an analytics conundrum. On one hand, there’s a higher demand than ever for actionable business insights, but on the other there’s limited resources to deliver BI content to on-technical business end-users. To fill this gap, the industry is increasingly turning to the next generation of self-service analytics tools. These tools reduce time to insight, speed up insight to action, and also allow BI teams to focus on more strategic analytics work.

Jira Cloud Migrations: The Steps to Success

BDQ is a Zephyr Expert Partner and Atlassian Solution Partner based in London, England. Our core focus is ensuring that the Atlassian technology stack and Zephyr agile test management products deliver value to our customers through digital transformation. We provide consultancy, training, and workshops on implementing Zephyr Squad (previously known as Zephyr for Jira). Our goal is to empower teams to test effectively in agile scrum.

How to Launch Your New Data Engineering Strategy

When you secure a new data engineering position, it’s important to get off on the right foot. You need to respond to new data sources, data types, data sets, and applications efficiently. In the era of Big Data, this can be more than challenging. During this early stage of your job transition, you need to impress, and you can do this by re-thinking your data engineering strategy.

Protect Your Services With Kong Gateway Key Authentication

This tutorial will walk through a common use case for the Kong Gateway Key Authentication plugin: using API key authentication to protect a route to an API server endpoint. It’s a simple use case, but it will give you the foundation to deploy and configure the plugin for your own unique project needs. Before we walk through our mini-project, let’s cover a few core concepts.

Kong Konnect Enterprise & Elastic Container Service Anywhere (ECS-A)

One of the most powerful capabilities provided by Kong Konnect Enterprise is the support for Hybrid deployments. In other words, it implements distributed API Gateway Clusters with multiple instances running on several environments at the same time. Moreover, Kong Enterprise provides a new topology option, named Hybrid Mode, with a total separation of the Control Plane (CP) and Data Plane (DP).

Why Consolidating API Activities into an API Management Platform Could Benefit Your Organization

Whether you’ve made your first steps toward digital transformation or looking for ways to expand on the your current tech stack, you probably have at least one API in use. You know by now that APIs are more than pieces of code: they are products that can expand your business opportunities. They can facilitate your business’ growth with new capabilities and new revenue streams. But building and deploying APIs is only the beginning of the API lifecycle.

What are the Characteristics of an Effective API?

If you’re planning to upgrade your business technology, this almost certainly means working with an API. Either you’re building your own to integrate your on-premises technology, importing a third-party API for added functionalities, or monetizing your current capabilities. Regardless, you may find yourself working with a lot of APIs in the near future. But you may not know what to look for in searching for a high-quality API.

Typeform APIs & DreamFactory

DreamFactory specialises in REST API generation for any number of database types however an underrepresented benefit is the ability to mount and manage any third party API via a HTTP service connector such as a Typeform REST API. This gives you the ability to generate documentation and secure an existing API as if it were created natively within DreamFactory.

Innocent looking array_unique - 2 Stories of performance hogs in Shopware 6 and Tideways own backend code base

This post tells a story of a performance mistake that is quickly made even by experienced developers: The expectation that a built-in PHP function has better performance than a better suited data structure written in PHP. The protagonist in these stories is array_unique, a function that takes a list of values and removes duplicate entries to return a list of each value occurring only once.

The Clear SHOW - S02E06 - DataOps pt. II Whaaa, so easy?!

We have a feature store, but is it easy to use while developing? You bet! Join Ariel and T.Guerre to find out how! 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 be a data-driven organization: Key learnings from Chief Product Officer Summit

Many people consider data-driven culture exclusively as one that comprises a large data team (analysts, data scientists), perfect data-sets neatly organized in a structured data warehouse, and the perfect tools to both access and utilize data in every decision made. Ultimately, however, much of data-driven culture comes down to a clear focus on the end-goal. Many people forget data is just an implementation, something that helps us in what we do.

Pushing Past Pilot Paralysis to Launch and Scale IIOT Use Cases

With billions of industrial IoT (IIOT) devices in place, generating massive volumes of data from “the edge,” the potential for proof of concept success for use cases in the factory can be paralyzing. While the value of this digital revolution, aka Industry 4.0, is clear, realizing the full promise has been slow. Research and real-life experience from Accenture shows that many manufacturers get stuck early on or can’t get beyond proof-of-concept pilots to scale.

The Four Upgrade and Migration Paths to CDP from Legacy Distributions

The move into any new technology requires planning and coordinated effort to ensure a successful transition. This blog will describe the four paths to move from a legacy platform such as Cloudera CDH or HDP into CDP Public Cloud or CDP Private Cloud. The four paths are In-place Upgrade, Side-car Migration, Rolling Side-car Migration, and Migrate to Public Cloud.

Have a cool summer with BigQuery user-friendly SQL

With summer just around the corner, things are really heating up. But you’re in luck because this month BigQuery is supplying a cooler full of ice cold refreshments with this release of user-friendly SQL capabilities. We are pleased to announce three categories of BigQuery user-friendly SQL launches: Powerful Analytics Features, Flexible Schema Handling, and New Geospatial Tools.

Reasons why looking to a company's past can show their test innovation future

At SmartBear we have a vision for improving the lives of developers, and adding quality into the software development supply chain – no matter where in DevOps maturity an organization sits. We’ve seen a lot of success in this effort, and no small part of it involves the way we manage our acquisitions and invest in their development teams. This is true for software solutions like Zephyr, TestComplete, and ReadyAPI, as well as our innovators behind OSS projects, like Cucumber.

10 Best Data Analysis Tools for Data Management

Data analysis is a key component for operating a successful business in today's tech-savvy world. When analyzing data sets, however, every business has its own needs. While some companies employ data scientists to work with complex big data, others have fewer and less complicated data sources that even non-technical users can navigate. Your specific needs will influence the type of tool your company chooses for data management.

Data Wrangling vs. ETL: What's the Difference?

Organizations now have more information at their fingertips than ever before — and, in many cases, more information than they know what to do with. So how can you mine this massive, highly complex data to produce the keen data-driven insights you need for smarter business decision-making? The answer lies in careful, systematic data preparation and cleansing.

How to Test a Website on Different Browsers using Testsigma

There are a plethora of browsers available in the market for both web browsing and mobile browsing such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. Now, the challenge here is that no one browser is similar to others or works in a similar fashion. A website may look and function differently on different browsers which can result in a loss in revenue.

Testing Before Releasing with Ghost Inspector and Netlify

We've recently released a new plugin for Netlify that allows you to automatically run Ghost Inspector tests on every deploy, including deploy previews! By default, Netlify deploys your production branch on every change. To enable deploys for other branches, follow the Netlify instructions: With branch deploys enabled, you can now run Ghost Inspector tests on your website before deploying to production!

Service Design Guidelines Part 2: API Versioning

We looked at service design considerations in the first part of this blog series. In this next part, I’d like to share some best practices for API versioning – a topic that comes up quite often with every customer as it is one of the key concerns when implementing API gateways. There are two ways to version RESTful APIs: URI and header-based, as summarized in this REST API tutorial.

Simplifying API operations with AI as you scale your API programs

APIs are the backbone of digital transformation. Via APIs, you can securely share data and functionality with developers both inside and outside of your organizational boundaries, letting you build applications faster, seamlessly connect and interact with partners, and drive new business revenue. Because APIs encompass business-critical information, any downtime or performance degradation can lead to significant loss in revenue, customers, and brand value.

How to Monitor CPU Memory and Disk Usage in Java

In this post, we will discuss some of the primary commands, tools, and techniques that could help to monitor CPU Memory and Disk Usage in Java. The Java tools observe Java bytecode constructs and processes. Java Profilers follow all system commands and processor usage. This lets you look at call arrangement at whatever point you prefer.

What's New in AWS Lambda Extensions

Last year, AWS announced Lambda Extensions to improve the customer experience of integrating tools with their Lambda functions. This new concept allowed customers to plug their favorite tools for monitoring, logging, or security, without worrying about maintenance and overhead. Thundra, being a player in the serverless ecosystem, was one of the AWS Lambda Ready Partners and early adopters of Lambda extensions.

Web Accessibility & Automated Testing w/Ghost Inspector for GAAD 2021

May 20th, 2021 marks the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to the team at GAAD an estimate 1 billion people worldwide have disabilities, common disabilities include hearing, cognitive, visual, and motor. The web is an essential resource in many aspects of life. It's important that we provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. Access to information and communications technologies (including websites and web apps) is defined as a basic human right in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Translate text between the languages using Amazon Translate

This blog will explain a simple use case of Amazon Translate, where you can POST an HTTP request with your input data for the Amazon Translate and upload the translated text to an S3 bucket. We will be creating a serverless project using the Sigma IDE. Apart from the Amazon Translate, it will use API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3 resources.

Introducing the New Rollbar Integration for GitHub Enterprise Server

We’re excited to launch our new integration with GitHub that supports GitHub Enterprise Server customers. This allows companies using GitHub Enterprise on their own domains to access key features in Rollbar that help developers fix errors faster. GitHub Enterprise offers a fully integrated development platform for organizations to accelerate software innovation and secure delivery. With Rollbar, GitHub Enterprise Server customers can now access.

Product announcement: Say hello to the new and improved Storage UI

Keboola’s Storage UI now comes with a new - slicker - look which will improve the user experience for all Keboola veterans. (New to Keboola? Do not fear. Simply follow along with the guided tour when you sign up for free, and you can unlock all the new features after June 2nd).

The Ultimate PII Checklist

Data breaches can happen to any company, regardless of size or technical resources. In April 2021, Facebook’s reputation took a massive hit when a data breach impacted more than half a billion users. The worst kind of data breach involves personally identifiable information (PII). PII is essentially any data that contains sensitive details about real people, such as customers and employees.

How We Prepare And Perform Load Tests

Load testing may seem like a simple task that anyone should be able to do on their own. You just have to be ready for the worst – service crashing completely. But in practice it is almost never that simple, especially with larger projects that are in more mature development stages, projects with many customers or business processes that require more bureaucracy to communicate between parties involved. Engineers from Loadero team have created load tests for different kinds of applications.

Comparison between Testsigma and Protractor alternatives

You might already know that Google is going to stop the development of Protractor soon. Here, in this article, we will discuss what is protractor, why it was used, why it is being discontinued, and what are some of its alternatives that you can use now. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

#NeotysPAC - Keys for Performance Pipelines, by Leandro Melendez

Nowadays everyone is trying to board their software projects on the Agile and Continuous trains. Almost every organization is trying to embrace those practices. Sadly, some even if the practices do not apply to the nature of specific software projects. And even on the ones that do apply, many are struggling to embrace the practices, succeed in the methodologies, and reap the benefits that they bring. A few manage to somewhat embrace the practices.

Tips for Application Troubleshooting

It is easier to perform application troubleshooting when you know that protocols are in place. For instance, knowing the core features of the application and how the application functions is already a standard. Also, you’ll need to expand the coverage like the requirements of Quality of Service (QoS). Does the application need real-time performance or does it need to move a lot of data? Are there sub-applications running on the endpoints?

Mapping Your Automation Journey in Financial Services

Automation will fail to achieve most of its potential if treated as a specialty, single-function tool applied only to accelerate narrow parts of business processes. In most industries, financial services included, automation done properly is a journey that delivers a steady stream of benefits resulting from building a broader and increasingly powerful multilayered stack of automated processes and analytics.

Humans and Data? Relationship Status: Complicated

Many people may know me as someone who aims to find a mathematical angle in almost everything. And they wouldn’t be wrong – on my journey to bring my passion for math to the masses, I’ve even shown the mathematical angle for finding love! Yes, really – feel free to read my book on it. So, if there’s just one thing that I want people to take away from my chat with Joe DosSantos on Data Brilliant, it’s that math and data really do touch every part of our lives.

Celebrating 9 Years of ThoughtSpot

Today, May 21st marks ThoughtSpot’s nine year anniversary as a company. We’ve come a long way from exchanging ideas at Starbucks and working from an office set-up inside LightSpeed Ventures for the initial few weeks. Today, we offer customers the most innovative cloud analytics platform in the world and help thousands of users ask and answer questions with data.

What is Data Privacy-and Why Is It Important?

You've probably heard the expression "data is the new oil." Well, data today is fueling an increasing number of businesses. Personalized customer experiences, automated marketing messaging, and science-driven insights all depend on the quality and volume of your information. Companies are eager to gather data, and understandably so. Legislators, on the other hand, are keen to protect the privacy and safety of individuals.

How to Establish an Effective BI Security Strategy

Business intelligence (BI) tools have been a shot in the arm of the enterprise. Teams can create their own visualizations and enjoy self-service analytics, without needing IT to compile reports or wrangle big data. But, of course, there’s a catch. BI tools expose data to a wider range of people, which means there are new issues of BI security (BISEC) and privacy to think about, especially in the age of GDPR. Here’s what you need to know.

Why Software Bugs Are Like Mini Outages

If this past year has shown us anything, it’s the importance of resilience. Businesses of all sorts have had to find creative ways to get through a very tough time. And one of those ways is through technology. Companies that never planned to be technology-driven are now having meetings on Zoom, managing a remote workforce, and adopting new software.

Future of Data Meetup: Collect, Curate, Predict & Visualise your Streaming Data

How do you get your data from A to B? We take you on a journey with your data through: Join us to find out more about managing your data lifecycle, and see it in action during our demo. AGENDA 18:00 - Welcome 18:05 - Best Practice: Streaming Data & Analytics 18:20 - Demo: Collect, Curate, Predict & Visualise your Streaming Data 19:00 - Open Networking 19:30 - END

Effective Cost and Performance Management Amazon EMR Webinar Recording

Amazon EMR is a go-to platform for those who want all the power of Hadoop and Spark in the cloud. However, cost and performance trade-offs can reduce the advantages of EMR over alternatives. Lack of visibility into the root cause of problems, right-sizing options, and cost allocation can add confusion and frustration for EMR users. Unravel Data gives you visibility into the minute-to-minute operations of your workloads on EMR. Get root cause analysis (RCA) of workload breakdowns and slowdowns; AI-powered recommendations; and proactive fixes for many problems. With Unravel Data, you can meet and beat your SLAs, saving thousands - even millions - of dollars per year in the process.

ThoughtSpot Success Series #4 - Data Modeling Best Practices

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. During this event, we'll share how to move beyond flat files and star schemas and into multi-fact table chasm traps and fan traps that help build search-anywhere experiences for your end-users.

Webinar Akamas & NeoLoad - AI Driven Optimization The Key to More Performance for Lower Costs

In the new normal, high performance and availability of digital services are vital, and so is cutting how much it costs to deliver them. But technology complexity continues to increase: a typical application sits atop of many technology layers such as language runtime, middleware, database, container, and the cloud, each with hundreds of settings interacting in counterintuitive ways. Waste, sub-optimal performance, and overprovisioning are often the norm. But how can we identify the best configuration among billions? Traditional (and manual) trial-and-error has reached its limits...

Rollbar SDKs: Using Rollbar in React

Introducing the new Rollbar for React JS Library! This new version of the Rollbar SDK features a declarative API to support the latest React API capabilities and allow greater flexibility in customizing Rollbar's behavior. This video introduces the new library's main features with an accompanying setup demo to show how to add the library to your React apps.

Masterclass: Redefining Cloud Native Debugging

A Cloud Native debugging Masterclass discussing the challenges faced daily by developers when debugging cloud native technologies and what the best practices and tools are that can be implemented to ensure their productivity doesn’t take a hit. Covered in this masterclass: The tools and best practices available to ensure maximum productivity for your team

Beyond by BearingPoint teams up with MATRIXX Software to maximize CSPs' 5G and IoT monetization potential

This new joint offering will enable CSPs to rapidly bundle and sell real-time network capabilities with technology solutions, vertical industry applications and ecosystem partners.

NVIDIA RAPIDS in Cloudera Machine Learning

In the previous blog post in this series, we walked through the steps for leveraging Deep Learning in your Cloudera Machine Learning (CML) projects. This year, we expanded our partnership with NVIDIA, enabling your data teams to dramatically speed up compute processes for data engineering and data science workloads with no code changes using RAPIDS AI.

The Big Banks Are in Danger of Becoming Utilities. Can Data Make a Difference?

When digital disruption first hit the finance and investment markets, it seemed to signal the death knell for the traditional banks and financial institutions. For a time, it looked as though the best-known brands were doomed to become utilities: only good for basic financial transactions, weighed down by legacy processes and technologies, and viewed as little more than digital dinosaurs.

How to get started with data lineage

Modern enterprises leverage over 400 data sources to stay ahead of the competition. The sheer volume and complexity of data operations raise several challenges for intrepid organizations: How to cut the complexity of data operations? Enterprises turn to data lineage for the answer. Data lineage is the process of recording and visualizing data assets as they flow along your system.

How 84.51°/Kroger Cut Costs and Improved Efficiency with Unravel Data

84.51° is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, the US retailing giant – the largest supermarket chain in America, and the fifth-largest retailer in the world. As an organization, 84.51° is a descendant of dunnhumby, analytics geniuses who revolutionized customer loyalty programs at Tesco in the UK decades ago.

Sisu named as a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor in Analytics and Data Science

I’m thrilled to announce that Sisu has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in the May 2021 Gartner Cool Vendors in Analytics and Data Science report! In the era of cloud data, the bottleneck in analytics has shifted, from aggregating, accessing, and processing data to enabling everyone in an organization to make use of all that collected information.

The Complete Guide to FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and SCP

Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) moves raw data from your flat file system to a final destination, which is typically a data warehouse like IBM Db2 or Microsoft Azure SQL. Various file transfer protocols speed up the process, but do you know the differences between them? In this guide, we look into the most-used transfer protocols for moving files from servers to clients via computer networks, enabling ETL to transform data from these files into readable formats for big data analytics.

So you want to become a Software Testing Expert?

Software Testing is hard. It involves hard work and dedication in learning the product, but also a huge attention to detail. A Software Testing Engineer is the link between the Development Team and the Product Manager/Owner and other stakeholders. The Software Engineer in Test (SDET) should be well aware of the ins and outs of the product, its integrations with other services/products, the strong and weak parts from a high level down to the code base.

Devops and the need for cloud based solutions

DevOps and cloud-based computing have existed in our life for some time now. These both can be regarded as the latest techs in the arsenal of information technology. Thinking back on how SDLC started and what it is today, the only reasons for its success can be accounted to efficiency, speed and most importantly automation – DevOps and cloud-based solutions can be considered major contributors here (after all DevOps is 41% less time-consuming than traditional ops).

Testlio Outperforms on G2 in '21 Report

Testlio named a high performer in the G2 Spring ‘21 Software Testing Grid ® Report May 19, 2021. Austin, TX and Tallinn, Estonia. Testlio has been named a High Performer in G2’s 2021 Grid ® Report for Software Testing. G2 ranks the world’s best software companies, services, and tools based on how verified customers measure performance. G2 reviewed data from 1000s of user reviews to create recommendation grids.

3 lessons learned from app testing for Fortune 500 companies

Software testing for Fortune 500 companies and large enterprises has many similarities to testing for mid-market companies – primarily that it’s focused on providing a quality experience to the end-user. Most of the world’s largest companies are broken down into small agile teams, so working with massive enterprises can often feel like working with a startup team. However, there are some key differences.

Partnering with Appian to Put Patients First: Ignyte's Mental Health Case Management Solution

A year of virtual meetings, homeschooling, and social distancing has taken a toll on all of us. According to a 2021 article from the Kaiser Family Foundation, around 40% of Americans have reported symptoms of depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health providers worldwide are struggling to meet increased patient demand while navigating increased telehealth needs.

Moving an Application from VM to Kubernetes

Containerization and orchestration are becoming increasingly popular. According to a recent survey conducted by Market Watch, the global container market will exceed $5 billion by 2026. In 2019, that number was under 1 billion. These statistics show that the world is moving more towards containers and orchestration faster and faster each day. One example of this is moving from VM to Kubernetes.

Achieving a Cloud-First Strategy with APIs

As many organizations push forward in adopting cloud-first strategies, issues often arise with addressing how their suite of applications and systems can remain integrated securely and efficiently. Whilst the movement to the cloud was a huge step in technological advancement, advancements in API technology now make “hybrid cloud” models possible, and businesses exist both in the cloud and on premises.

The Node.js Application Maintainer Guide

TLWR: maintaining a Node.js code base is essential to ensure its success in the long term. There are three main categories to maintain an application: dependencies maintenance, Node.js versions maintenance, and Main dependencies and architecture maintenance. There is excellent content for starting the journey as a Node.js developer; you could find a handful of articles, courses, tutorials, and videos to help developers kickstart a project and guide them through the developing process.

Automated Anomaly Detection: The next step for CSPs

Today’s telecom engineers are expected to handle, manage, optimize, monitor and troubleshoot multi-technology and multi-vendor networks, in a competitive and unforgiving market with minimal time to resolution and high costs for errors. With the ongoing growth in operational complexities, effectively managing radio networks, current and legacy core networks, services, and transport and IT operations is becoming a radical challenge.

Building interactive data apps with ThoughtSpot

Businesses today run on apps, and those apps run on data. Too often, however, the technical complexity required to surface and explore that data for additional analysis prevents users from doing so. With ThoughtSpot Everywhere, organizations are easily building new data apps powered by the simplicity and ease of use of ThoughtSpot, or adding ThoughtSpot services to their existing SaaS offerings. This is giving them the unprecedented opportunity to create product experiences that stick, monetize data in new ways, and harness data right within existing tools.

Log Management & Managed Open Distro ELK Platform, Logit.io Launch New Teams & Users UI

Log management and managed Open Distro ELK provider Logit.io announced today that they've launched an entirely new redesign of their teams and users pages to improve the user experience for users that wish to add additional members to teams and create new teams easier.

Streaming Market Data with Flink SQL Part II: Intraday Value-at-Risk

This article is the second in a multipart series to showcase the power and expressibility of FlinkSQL applied to market data. In case you missed it, part I starts with a simple case of calculating streaming VWAP. Code and data for this series are available on github. Speed matters in financial markets. Whether the goal is to maximize alpha or minimize exposure, financial technologists invest heavily in having the most up-to-date insights on the state of the market and where it is going.

The value of CDP Public Cloud over legacy Hadoop-on-IaaS implementations

Prior the introduction of CDP Public Cloud, many organizations that wanted to leverage CDH, HDP or any other on-prem Hadoop runtime in the public cloud had to deploy the platform in a lift-and-shift fashion, commonly known as “Hadoop-on-IaaS” or simply the IaaS model.

5 Reasons to Use Heroku and ETL

ETL tools and Heroku Connect both offer bidirectional data connections to Salesforce. So it would be natural to assume that you only need one or the other for your Salesforce integration. But, in fact, each tool has its own particular strengths that make the two systems complementary. Heroku is a software development platform and cloud service provider that empowers developers who build, deploy and scale web applications.

Security and Business Intelligence: Why it Matters

Companies deal with high volumes of data every day. In fact, 51% of businesses realize a positive difference in their bottom line by using their business intelligence (BI) to predict customer trends. According to one source, the BI market may reach close to $30 billion before the end of 2022. With so much money going into data management and so much resulting from it, the need for effective cybersecurity measures continues to grow by the day.

How automation can work along with device providers on cloud as most in-house device labs are closed

A major part of the web is now mobile-driven. This is also obvious from the fact that Google is now indexing all websites mobile-first. If you are someone who has a website – more often than not, chances are that it will be majorly consumed on a mobile phone. Mobile phone usage has seen rapid growth in the past and is expected to grow at a good rate in the future too.

How to Use Product Analytics for SaaS Sales Pitches

Imagine you are preparing to approach a prospective client. You have done all the market research needed to understand the edge your product or service has over your competitors. You have identified your niche for higher profitability and you have profiled the key decision-makers that will be targeted by your outreach campaign. Would you like your pitch to fall flat just because you did not dazzle the prospect?

Protecting Services With Kong Gateway Rate Limiting

The Kong Gateway Rate Limiting plugin is one of our most popular traffic control add-ons. You can configure the plugin with a policy for what constitutes “similar requests” (requests coming from the same IP address, for example), and you can set your limits (limit to 10 requests per minute, for example). This tutorial will walk through how simple it is to enable rate limiting in your Kong Gateway.

Kong Gateway 2.4 Now Generally Available!

Note to readers before we get started: you’ll see us referring to the “Kong Gateway” in this post. This is the product previously referred to as Kong Gateway Enterprise. In version 2.3, we released a free operating mode of Kong Gateway Enterprise, and given it no longer needs a paid “Enterprise” license, we now refer to this gateway as the Kong Gateway and disambiguate from the OSS-only Gateway as Kong Gateway (OSS).

APIs & Organizational Agility: Are You Getting the Benefits of API Adoption

Customer expectations are always changing. Businesses must learn to adapt or be left behind. The idea of business agility can be intimidating, but the right API can help you keep pace and adjust to changing business models. But to use one effectively, it may be beneficial to first understand what is meant by organizational agility and how APIs can enable your business to be more responsive to changing market conditions and embrace more streamlined ways of working.

How Organizations Add Value with APIs

It’s no secret that APIs are a valuable part of the modern tech stack. More than bits of middleware, APIs can tie your disjointed apps into one streamlined interface. You can add security and connectivity to legacy systems, and you can get creative with new features and services. APIs are essential to any digital transformation process. Sign up for our free 14 day hosted trial to learn how.

History of Debugging: A Developers Saga

The march of technology is one that time and again has proved irrepressible. From committing phone numbers of parents and close friends to memory, to now having handheld devices that let you connect to the world with just the click of a few perceived buttons on a touch screen. The world has witnessed immense strides within just a single lifetime. It is not a secret that much technological progress throughout the years is exponential.

Perforce Harnesses the Power of End-to-End Automation

This week, we announced that Perforce acquired AI-based mobile testing provider 21 Labs to help our customers deliver quality software faster. This acquisition is our 10th overall, our second test automation acquisition in less than a year and our third overall acquisition in that same time period. This news represents a significant and strategic milestone in strengthening our end-to-end portfolio of intelligent test automation solutions.

Building a Global GCP Platform With Snowflake | Rise of The Data Cloud

Are you looking to build a best-in-class global GCP platform with the Snowflake Data Cloud? Then this episode of Rise of the Data Cloud is for you! In this episode, Mani Gopalakrishnan, VP of Digital Transformation at Kraft Heinz talks about turning technical skills into commodities, how to digitally transform your company, and much more.

Web and Mobile Device Testing Best Practices

Companies seeking to take advantage of the global online consumer base must optimize their offerings for web and mobile devices. Software development companies have two primary options for device testing - real and virtual. This guide explores the benefits of real device testing and how to craft a networked testing strategy that ensures dynamic offerings across operating systems, network connections, browsers, devices, and a global user base.

The search for actionable insights: 4 must-have analytics features

Today, data is constantly growing in complexity and quantity. Ensuring your users consistently find reliable answers from their dashboards and reports for informed decision-making can be difficult if you don't actively guide them on on how to optimally use the analytics tools you provide. However, the challenge is exacerbated by the fact most BI solutions on the market today still tailor their tools to experienced analysts first.

Key considerations when making a decision on a Cloud Data Warehouse

Making a decision on a cloud data warehouse is a big deal. Beyond there being a number of choices each with very different strengths, the parameters for your decision have also changed. Modernizing your data warehousing experience with the cloud means moving from dedicated, on-premises hardware focused on traditional relational analytics on structured data to a modern platform.

6 Tips for Configuring an ETL Solution in Salesforce

Salesforce is the world's #1 CRM (customer relationship management) platform. The service provides access to valuable data by logging and collecting customer interactions, regardless of the channel in which they take place. Whether it gets the information from phone calls, website transactions, or social media posts, Salesforce delivers customer data in real-time so business owners can gain essential insights.

What is HIPAA, and Why is It Important?

Healthcare information is perhaps the most important data in our lives. Your health records can contain your medical history, results of tests and scans, and details of current health insurance. This data is a special class of personally identifiable information, and HIPAA is the law that protects it.

Katalon Studio 8 is Here!

Hello Katalians! It feels like it was just a few weeks ago when we delivered the good news about the release of Katalon Studio 7 . We didn’t want to keep you waiting any longer for the latest and greatest. Today, we are excited to announce the release of Katalon Studio 8 (KS8) . This release comes packed with a broad set of new features as well as dozens of improvements and fixes to continue providing you with a one-of-a-kind testing experience.

The Hyperautomation Playbook - Csuite Buyin, Cultural Change, and end-to-end process automation, Part 2

In the previous episode of Digital Masters, EY’s Gurdeep Batra gave us the inside scoop on how hyperautomation is transforming the $89 trillion global wealth and asset management industry. But the good times, says Batra, are changing fast as the devastation of the COVID-19 crisis, increasing regulation, and ever-changing customer expectations squeeze revenues and boost operating costs to an all-time high.

Maximizing the ROI of Your Salesforce Testing with AutonomIQ - SauceCon 2021 Demo

Used in over 80,000 organizations worldwide, Salesforce is the most widely adopted CRM system. Conducting automated functional testing is challenging in Salesforce, however, given that the web pages are dynamic. In this demo session, Sahr Saffa will demo hands-on use cases of testing the Salesforce application and show how you can customize the in-built SDFC (Salesforce Dot Com) features. You'll learn how to build a robust testing framework that will give you reassurance even if you have no previous experience.

Take monitoring of your apps to the next level | Bitrise Webinar

Do you want to see how your app performs in your users’ hands? That’s why we have monitoring tools! Mobile monitoring is to understand how the app is performing from the perspective of the user. It consist of multiple different aspects like crash reporting and analytics, user experience monitoring, or log and network monitoring. In this webinar, we'll discuss the importance of mobile app monitoring and the different approaches, the changes in mobile observability and data privacy.

Kafka Summit Europe 2021: Top talks & takeaways

In keeping with tradition, we’ve chowed our way through the entire all-you-can-eat buffet of Kafka Summit Europe 2021 talks to bring you the best content to catch up on. Jay Kreps’ keynote this year addresses a few Kafka-shaped elephants in the room, as well as an overall shift in the way event-driven business is surfacing. On the technology front, Confluent announced new support for Kubernetes as an orchestration layer running on Kafka in a private cloud.

How to use ThoughtSpot and Databricks SQL

Today, the rate of innovation around data processing has accelerated beyond what any of us previously thought possible. Databricks recently announced their Databricks SQL offering, which is the next step in this evolution and builds on the foundation of Delta Lake to deliver interactive analytics at scale. This offering pairs with ThoughtSpot’s Modern Analytics Cloud to empower everyone in an organization to find answers to their questions with simple access to the data lake.

Best scriptless testing tools for angular based applications

A long time ago, we started building software, basic calculator stuff. Small, uncluttered, and light software. Then we increased the size, complexity, and dependencies. As the complexities of the software applications increased, the need for software testing became more and more apparent. That was when Manual testing of software applications came into being. Soon, when the software was big and hefty, manual testing became a hectic and time-consuming job too.

API design 101: Links to our most popular posts

APIs play a critical role in helping software connect and communicate, as well as making the lives of developers a little easier. Over the years we’ve published a number of posts to help developers design APIs to get the most from them. Below is a list of our most popular API design posts you can read now or bookmark for later.

Learning how to use k6 live + serverless architecture with Nocnica Fee (k6 Office Hours)

In this office hours, Nicole van der Hoeven and Simme Aronsson are joined by Nocnica Fee from New Relic, who volunteered to learn how to use k6 for the very first time, live! We also had a chat about serverless architecture and how it's different from traditional architecture.

SFTP vs. FTP: Understanding the Difference

At first glance, the letter 'S' might be the only difference between SFTP and FTP, but there are many distinctions you need to know about when choosing one of these file transfer protocols for Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL). Which one will keep your files safe when transferring data to your warehouse? Here's everything you need to know about SFTP vs. FTP for ETL.

Cloud-Based Testing - A tester's perspective

Cloud-based testing has become quite integral these days. Most businesses have already done the shift towards cloud-based testing. The main reason is – it is faster, inexpensive, flexible, and requires no maintenance. The best part is that we do not own it, can easily lease it from a service provider, can easily scale up and scale down according to requirements and only have to pay for the amount of time we use the cloud resources.

How DueDil leverages Apigee API-first approach to deliver data insights at scale

As their name reflects, DueDil provides due diligence services ranging from customer-specific risk evaluations and selections to customer onboarding and real-time risk monitoring for leading financial services, high-growth tech and insurance companies. Founded in 2009, the company helps more than 3,000 enterprise users from over 400 clients to not only understand with whom they’re doing business, but to do so with increased efficiency and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Operationalize Your Insights - The Self-Service Data Roadmap, Session 4 of 4

In this webinar, Unravel CDO and VP Engineering Sandeep Uttamchandani describes the fourth and final step for any large, data-driven project: the Operationalize phase. You've found your data (Discover phase), readied it for processing (Prep phase), and built out your processing logic and machine learning model(s) (Build phase). Now you need to Operationalize all your work to data as a live project, in production.

Accelerate Moving to CDP with Workload Manager

Since my last blog, What you need to know to begin your journey to CDP, we received many requests for a tool from Cloudera to analyze the workloads and help upgrade or migrate to Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). The good news is Cloudera has a tried and tested tool, Workload Manager (WM) that meets your needs. WM saves time and reduces risks during upgrades or migrations.

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Stream Processing Engine

Are you using the right stream processing engine for the job at hand? You might think you are—and you very well might be!—but have you really examined the stream processing engines out there in a side-by-side comparison to make sure? Our Choose the Right Stream Processing Engine for Your Data Needs whitepaper makes those comparisons for you, so you can quickly and confidently determine which engine best meets your key business requirements.

Introducing the API Explorer: Interactive documentation for the Looker API & SDKs

In my experience as a developer, the only thing worse than an entirely undocumented API is a poorly documented API. Through no real fault of its own, the API suddenly morphs from an inanimate but trustworthy object into an evil and decidedly sentient creature — I picture it and all its poorly documented friends laughing at me while I try and pass a user_id in the body of a request, knowing full well that I should be supplying it as a query param instead.

Why Business Intelligence is a Security Risk

Business intelligence (BI) software, such as Microsoft Power Bi, allows organizations to leverage big data and make better business decisions. Select Hub reports that 48 percent of companies place high or critical importance on these solutions. However, BI tools introduce a level of security risk that businesses must address.

Do This, Not That: 3 Ways to Speed Up Low-Code Application Development

Low-code application development went mainstream in 2020—and it continues to pick up speed. Forrester predicts that by the end of 2021, 75 percent of development shops will use low-code platforms (up from just 44 percent in 2020)[1]. Unfortunately, many IT teams are only scratching the surface of low-code’s power. Why? Because they’re running low-code projects with traditional high-code development practices. That’s like putting a minivan engine in a race car.

Implementing Client Credentials With Kong and Okta

Using Kong’s OpenID Connect (OIDC) plugin, Kong and Okta work together to solve three significant application development challenges: The OIDC plugin enables Kong, as the API gateway, to communicate with Okta via the OAuth/OIDC flows. That way, your app teams don’t have to configure and diagnose authentication and authorization for each service individually. With these challenges solved, app teams have more time to build and innovate.

Why Your Engineers Want to Migrate to Kubernetes

Software teams have found themselves in the center of the business’ strategy. Their strategic decisions on technologies to invest in has resulted in greater agility and the ability to build products that differentiate their companies in the market. As a result, optimizing the ability for software teams to deliver by investing in stronger tooling has become a core priority.

What is Realtime?

Everything that occurs is a change in state, or an event for short: the sun comes out, the bus arrives, plants emerge from the ground, a neighbor says hello, the calendar page turns to a certain date or time, or your team lead yells that you should get to da choppa. Among all events, the ones that must be observed, recorded, or otherwise acted upon can be categorized based on how timely the reaction needs to be.

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Improves Software Development

Artificial intelligence is transforming software development. From the code to the deployment, AI is slowly but surely upping its game and helping us discover a brand new paradigm for inventing technology. Algorithm-based machine learning is being used to accelerate the software development lifecycle and AI is supporting developers to optimize software workflow at every stage of the development process.

What Is the Risk Management Framework? RMF Controls Overview

Risk management framework helps you to set up a structured process for information security and risk management activities. Here, we explain what is the risk management framework (RMF), what are RMF controls, and how you can comply with RMF controls. Read along or jump ahead to the section that interests you the most.

How to trigger Test Automation with Xray, Jira & GitLab | Xray Tutorial

Our project is managed in Jira, including testing with Xray (e.g. using Jira & Xray for single-source of truth of testing results) and our source code (including for automated tests) and CI/CD is managed in GitLab. In this scenario, we want to trigger automation in GitLab from the Xray side and report the results back to Xray and Jira.

Scaling Service Mesh Across Clouds

In the traditional datacenter, distributed workloads simply existed across multiple datacenters. As businesses evolve their applications in the cloud native era, this degree of distribution scales as well. Workloads landing in multiple VPCs grow in commonality, and in many cases exist between cloud environments. In this Destination: Scale session, Cody De Arkland - Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, Service Mesh, Office of the CTO - shows how Kuma provides a method to connect these applications through its advanced multi-zone capabilities, and how this model enables global scale.

What is a KPI dashboard? 6 key benefits & best practice examples

KPI dashboards are a great way for executives to improve their management of strategic goals, and keep on top of changes, issues and trends in performance at a high-level, with many useful applications when used correctly, alongside other modern analytics tools. This blog covers the role of KPI dashboards can play in organizations today, its business benefits, and best practice examples to ensure your users can get the most out of them.

Data insights made simple, flexible, and proactive? Cheers to that.

Stonegate is Britain’s largest pub company, with 1,200 managed pubs and bars across the UK, 3,200 tenanted sites, and multiple brands including Slug & Lettuce, Yates, Be At One, Walkabout, and Popworld. The hospitality business was difficult enough before COVID-19 arrived, but the pandemic forced Stonegate to fundamentally rethink its core business and operational models.

Embedded dashboard in action: Postman

This embedded dashboard feature brings you insights from Postman, a collaboration platform for API development. Postman simplifies each step of building an API and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs, faster. I got in touch with Vasa Prudhvi Kumar, Analytics Leader from the Postman team, to learn about their experience creating embedded analytics for their platform.

How to use CDC for database replication

In the age when data is the new oil, more than 80% of IT decision-makers delay their business decisions due to slow data processing. Architecting your ETL pipeline with database replication can speed up your data processes. Database replication creates an analytic database as a separate copy of your production database. This unburdens the transactional database from analytical queries while securing fresh data in the analytical database for faster time-to-insights.

7 Best Data Analysis Tools

Just about every process used within a business generates some form of data. While some may see this qualitative and quantitative information as useless, data analysis tools can turn it into a resource that helps your brand make better decisions in every aspect of its operations. Not all analytical tools are created equally, and the following stand out from the rest. These resources were chosen based on average customer reviews along with the array of analysis types provided.

Staying Relevant in the Post-COVID World: 8 Keys to Rebranding Success

When I joined Appian as CMO last December, the world was in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, the low-code automation market was exploding as companies reacted to massive change, and Forrester was predicting that 75% of application development would be using low-code platforms (up from 44% in 2020) by the end of 2021. In other words, the time was ripe to update the Appian brand for the coming decade of change.

Why you should focus on page speed & stop using pop-ups

Have you ever wondered why your bounce rate is always over 70% and can never quite figure out why? Your content reads great, you’ve got top-notch videos of your products, and you’ve even got a testimonial from Microsoft saying how good your company is! Well, all of these things seem to have little impact on visitors to your website if you have a) constant pop-ups or b) slow page loading speed (and if you have both, I’d disable Google Analytics now…).

Simplify Salesforce Testing with AI-Driven Codeless Tools

Testing Salesforce Apps presents numerous challenges for enterprise organizations. Teams have to navigate complex architecture, integration workflows, and continuous changes in the customized SFDC implementation, as well as a wide range of different applications hosted on Salesforce Cloud. If left unchecked, these challenges can hamper critical enterprise processes like the revenue-generating Quote to Cash process.

Entelgy: Automated Invoice Processing in just Two Weeks

Entelgy Digital specializes in facilitating digital transformation through people and technology. They drive efficiency based on process automation, among other technologies, for the benefit of both client companies and the rest of the organization. Using the Appian Low-code Automation Platform, including Appian RPA, Entelgy has transformed its customer billing workflows reducing the entire process by 35% in only two weeks.

BearingPoint's Software Asset Management

Our SAM service enables customers to have control over the risks and complexities of software entitlements, optimize the use of software assets and minimize license consumption and costs. Our approach transforms and restyles software asset management. Thus, the customer is relieved to install and manage on-premise solutions or provide expert license management staff.

Solving the Right Data Problem. Finally.

In late 2020, a CEO at an American bank revealed the thinking that’s becoming common in many businesses these days. “We’re a 103-year-old bank,” their CEO told me. “We’re doing everything on spreadsheets. But we are trying to become a highly profitable, digital-first bank that anticipates financial needs and empowers our clients with frictionless experiences. We need to become a data company.”

The Five Types of Data Integration

Data integration is crucial in today’s business world. Business data comes via many sources, from internal databases to clicks on a website. Being able to access all your data in one place helps your business make better, faster decisions. But how do you integrate all your data, and what’s the best way to do it? Here we discuss five data integration methods, how they work and why businesses continue to choose them.

Generate and track in-sprint tests with Xray and Test Modeller

As complex applications change faster than ever, testers must create, prioritize and maintain tests with greater speed and velocity than ever before. In-sprint testing cannot rely on slow and manual test case creation, and maintaining repetitive scripts manually becomes impossible in short iterations. Testing requires an automated and systematic approach to test creation so you can reliably update tests based on the latest changes.

APIs: The Key to IT Decentralization

Recent global events have forced many businesses to embrace digital technology. This and advancements in software technology caused explosive innovation, resulting in the development of new platforms within many organization’s technology suite. Functionalities such as automation, artificial intelligence, and even some internet of things (IoT) applications are now commonplace across large enterprises, small businesses and start-ups alike.

APIs and IoT: Generating Increased Connectivity for Your Organization

Anything that can be connected will be connected. This is the ultimate goal of technology. Connections with new objects and devices open the door for big data and new insights. It’s a branch of technology long in the making, with just a few hiccups. But advances in API technology aim to address these concerns and advance the IoT into a new era.

The New Getting Started with Dreamfactory Guide Has Launched!

Dreamfactory has released an updated Getting Started With Dreamfactory Guide which provides a ranges of structural improvements over the previous guide. These improvements include offering global navigation, chapter-specific and the availability of links encouraging user contribution, issue logging and, and enhanced chapter printing functionality.

Why a CI/CD Pipeline Makes Good Business Sense

If your business is thinking of switching over to an integration and continuous deployment/delivery (CI/CD) model of software production, the first thing you may wonder is whether this move is good for business. Migrating and training your team will take time and money, but sometimes it’s not clear what the payoff is and how and when you’re going to start seeing any ROI. It’s reasonable to be cautious and not leap to embrace whatever the latest buzzword happens to be.

Cycle Time: The Most Important Metric that Helps You Nip Problems in the Bud

The art of management is to act at the right moment. Good leaders allow team members to be autonomous when things are going in the right direction. In the same time, they are swift in fixing up issues when it was a minor problem, thus avert a crisis later on in time. Knowing the right time act is not easy. This ability used to come from years of experience through trials and errors. With modern source control tools (e.g.

End-to-End Document Review and Management - Collaborator Announces Support of Simulink

In some ways, the most valuable contribution of the project owner is to deliver a reviewed set of documents, code, and peer insights. However, this level of collaboration for models and equations can be challenging, and manual/visual inspection could lead to errors.

The Clear SHOW - S02E04 - DataOps is All You Need (?)

Can you build your own feature store in two minutes? (sort of) Yes!!! DataOps is all you need. Join Ariel and T.Guerre to find out how! 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.