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Cassandra to DynamoDB: The Why’s and How’s

17 Oct
By: ClearScale

It’s becoming a more frequent question in IT departments: should we migrate from Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB? It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Making a move isn’t simply a “shift-and-lift” endeavor. Migration by itself can be challenging and time-consuming. Migrating between NoSQL databases, which are what both Cassandra and DynamoDB are, can be even more difficult because of the scale of the data and the rate of change. As such, it requires careful consideration

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Achieve FedRAMP Compliance in the AWS Cloud

07 Oct
By: ClearScale

IST. NIST. GSA. DOD. DHS. SAF. OMB. FISMA. GSA. FedRAMP. With all the various acronyms and abbreviations used, the US government, its entities, and its myriad of regulations can seem like an alphabet soup. For companies that want to provide cloud-related services to federal agencies, sorting through the letters is the least of their concerns. As most IT professionals working in regulated industries know, achieving and maintaining compliance with various regulatory requirements isn’t easy. When those regulations are government-directed

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IoT App Development the AWS Way at ClearScale

23 Sep
By: ClearScale

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a wide range of devices, from sensor-embedded medical devices to smart cars. By 2020, it’s estimated there will be over 20 billion of those devices producing 4.4 zettabytes of data. That’s a lot of data — and it offers incredible value for businesses that know how to use it. Not surprisingly, companies of all sizes and across just about every industry want to leverage IoT-generated data, and they’re eager to develop

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Secure, Hassle-free Resource Access Results from AWS and Office 365 Integration

04 Sep
By: ClearScale

Research shows that allowing employees to work remotely increases employee efficiency and morale while reducing overhead and real estate costs. For one company, however, it was also causing employee stress. To increase productivity and draw from a larger talent pool, a consulting firm had expanded its remote workforce. The problem was that most of these employees required access to the company’s digital resources, primarily documents, but weren’t connected to the company’s on-premise network. Further complicating matters was

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The Road to the Cloud Entails Containers

29 Aug
By: ClearScale

For all its well-documented benefits, the cloud isn’t the place for all workloads. Some don’t perform the same in the cloud as they do in on-premise environments. Others may be restricted to an on-premise data center or on-premise private cloud due to regulatory or other requirements. That was the case for a recent ClearScale customer. The company, a sports and entertainment ticketing company, wanted to migrate from its on-premise, bare metal infrastructure to the AWS cloud. However, data

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