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Why DevOps is Essential for Modern Enterprises

24 Nov
By: ClearScale
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In our increasingly digital world, software is essential to businesses and organizations. Software enables us to communicate directly with customers, design new applications, manage logistics, and more. Put simply, software is completely transforming how we operate. However, traditional approaches to software development and infrastructure management no longer suffice in our fast-paced world. Enterprises need agile, flexible, and scalable IT, alongside streamlined deployment practices, to innovate and iterate rapidly. In other words, they need DevOps. DevOps refers to a collection of

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Cloud Databases 101: Introduction to Amazon Aurora

17 Nov
By: ClearScale
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Legacy databases pale in comparison to cloud databases. For example, legacy databases often come with rigid contracts, punitive licensing, and monolithic architecture. They also tend to be more costly due to inflexible pricing and annual maintenance expenses. Leaders who hold fast to their legacy databases will continue to fall behind and miss out on all the cloud has to offer (to learn more about this topic, check out our Guide to Migrating Legacy Databases to AWS. However, it can be

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Take a Tour of Amazon Aurora

13 Nov
By: ClearScale
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Choosing the right public cloud provider is crucial when migrating databases away from commercial vendors. Unlocking the full potential of the cloud requires sophisticated tools, services, and features that empower your team. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the most comprehensive set of cloud-native database features and services. Through AWS, organizations can design reliable, scalable, and secure databases that support modern applications without adding operational complexity. One of AWS's primary databases services is Amazon Aurora, a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database

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Application Development and Modernization Benefit from Microservices

10 Nov
By: ClearScale
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In the IT world — including the app development sector — some trends are just that: trends. That’s not the case with microservices architecture, and for good reason. Microservices are changing the way apps are built and generating significant benefits for end users, as well as developers. To understand why, first think about how enterprise apps have traditionally been built. The Monolith Approach Software developers have typically created large, monolithic apps. A single monolith contains all the code for all the

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Infrastructure Optimization With AWS Transit Gateway Leads to 90% Reduction in Networking Costs

05 Nov
By: ClearScale
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When a client came to us needing to consolidate its data centers, there was a great opportunity to modernize the network and significantly reduce the customer’s networking costs. With Amazon Web Services (AWS), ClearScale was not only able to meet the customer’s goals, but do so ahead of schedule. Our client had a significant online presence consisting of numerous Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. The company also had a large set of on-premises environments deployed in several offices

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Reducing Data Warehouse Costs and Increasing Scalability by Migrating to AWS

29 Oct
By: ClearScale
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Today, many organizations are migrating on-premises data infrastructure to the cloud to reduce warehousing costs and increase scalability. One institution began its cloud migration when its custom-built Oracle database couldn’t support their advanced research initiatives. Now, the organization has a cloud-based data infrastructure that can scale and adapt as needed over the long term. The Challenge The organization originally hired a third-party software development firm to design and host its on-premises data warehouse using Oracle RDBMS to support research

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Microsoft .NET 5 Drives Big Changes in App Development

27 Oct
By: ClearScale
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Change is good — except when it's not. Even then, it might not be bad if you know how to handle it. That's the case for some of what we've seen in the app development world for the last several months. A number of changes emanating from leading companies and open-source consortiums are enabling new and enhanced capabilities for development teams, the apps they create, and their end-users. Some of the significant changes we want to call attention to include: C

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4 Reasons to Choose AWS Databases Over Commercial Databases

22 Oct
By: ClearScale
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It’s no secret that we have more data today than we know what to do with. Modern technology has enabled us to gather, store, and analyze massive amounts of data to make informed business decisions -- from how we design new applications to how we segment customers and everything in between. However, many organizations struggle to take full advantage of their data. Commercial databases often don’t have the capabilities or capacity to handle the volume, velocity, or variety

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New AWS Services Optimize Application Development Process

19 Oct
By: ClearScale
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is always busy introducing new services, enhancing existing ones, and, quite often, driving trends. However, the company has upped its game even more in recent months. In the first half of 2020, AWS announced an astonishing number of developments that enable technology interoperability, simplifying legacy feature removal, creating greater flexibility and time-savings for developers, and putting new capabilities at the fingertips of end-users. This is the first in a series of blogs in which we’ll

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7 Key Application Modernization Technologies

13 Oct
By: ClearScale
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More and more organizations are migrating to the cloud, lured by the promises of its well-documented benefits. However, many of these same organizations quickly come to learn that simply moving to the cloud isn’t enough. To be successful in the cloud, you must update existing on-premise, legacy, and monolithic apps by making changes to their infrastructure, architecture, and features - a concept known as application modernization. Getting the most out of your app modernization project requires using the right

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