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Discovering the Power of AWS Glue in Large Scale Data Analysis

08 Feb
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge A modern technology-driven business is awash in mountains of sorted and unsorted data that can be challenging to transform into something that allows for deep analysis. From a development perspective, defining, building, and normalizing or cataloging data in a way that allows for easier analysis is a daunting task, especially if new data sets are identified as needing analysis.   Developers or database administrators have to create processes to extract the information from whichever repository it is stored in

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Freeing Up Local IT Resources by Outsourcing Container Infrastructure to AWS Fargate

24 Jan
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge Amazon Web Services (AWS) has freed up enormous potential at organizations by allowing them to access computing resources that they could never administer on their own. Now, AWS is offering additional services that enable enterprise IT departments to place even more processes on the cloud, reducing the need to run local infrastructure and allowing projects to smoothly transition in scale. Its latest tool is AWS Fargate, introduced in November at the AWS Re:Invent conference. Amazon has previously

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Multi-VPC Hub Helps Mobile Payment Firm Achieve Higher Levels of Security

12 Dec
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge With the increasing threat of data theft, either through hacking attempts, DDoS attacks, data interception during transit, or defects in code that provide backdoors to sensitive data, the reality of the world today is that businesses need to be more proactive in securing proprietary data. With the trend of businesses moving their operations more and more to the cloud, this need for data security is paramount. Simply creating an instance within the cloud does not mean that data

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Leveraging the Power of AWS Athena for Large Scale Big Data Queries

02 Nov
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge As an organization grows, so does the amount of data it stores, either from information it creates on its own, or from an aggregation of data from multiple sources. From a business operations perspective, trying to glean useful information from terabytes worth of data in a quick and expedient way can become challenging as the amount of data grows, or if multiple, complex joins are needed. A global news organization discovered this fact several years ago as they

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Leading Marketing Automation Firm Migrates Their HBase Solution to AWS with Help of ClearScale

24 Oct
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge For companies that existed long before the birth of cloud computing, serious contenders in any technology vertical implemented a standard practice of deploying substantial infrastructure footprints to address growth and traffic spikes. This resulted in large-scale data center presence with overprovisioned capacity. As demand for their software products continued to grow, so did the demands on their data centers; hardware needed be upgraded and more servers deployed to scale with their business. At some point, however, this approach

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Implementing an OpenShift/Kubernetes Container Management System on AWS Platform

11 Aug
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge The growth of cloud services and the increased demand by development organizations has created numerous opportunities for companies to leverage new technologies and services. These offerings allow the ability to refine engineering processes and capitalize on hybrid approaches to service offerings that allow for decreased time to develop and deploy, scaling up as demand increases, and monitoring the health of the various aspects of the development pipeline. Tools like Chef and Docker are straight-forward to use and popular

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Data Security Firm Leverages Serverless Architecture Using AWS Lambda and API Gateway

24 Jul
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge ClearScale was approached by a data security firm specializing in providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors. In order to provide the best synergy with AWS Platform, our client’s data security products needed to be re-designed and re-engineered to complement the existing AWS services. Many of our client’s customers already use a variety of AWS services for their applications and infrastructure. Our

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Cattle Monitoring Solution Using IoT Helps Improve Performance and Efficiency at the Farm

29 Jun
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge ClearScale was approached by agricultural technology company that manufactured tags for livestock health monitoring to assist them in deploying a solution using IoT technologies to capture and process information from millions of individually tagged animals. The original solution the company had implemented involved numerous individual servers scattered in key locations to capture transmitted tag data. Aggregating this data was a challenge, as was actively monitoring, diagnosing, or anticipating animal health based on the information the tags were transmitting

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Migrating from Cassandra NoSQL to Amazon DynamoDB with AutoScaling Beta

21 Jun
By: ClearScale
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Business Challenge Data is everything when operating a modern enterprise, and it’s typically stored in massive databases. The challenge, however, is understanding which type of database will suit the organization’s need. If a large amount of unstructured data is being persisted, relying on a relational database tends to have latency restrictions as well as the overhead of determining how to map the data into a relational schema when it has no inherent relational information to begin with. Further

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IoT Helps Answer the Needs of the Agricultural Technology (AgTech) Sector

31 May
By: ClearScale
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Since the dawn of the Information Age, every industry — from manufacturing to telecommunications, transportation to information dissemination — has seen visible signs of transformation as new technologies are adopted to improve efficiencies; from manufacturing to telecommunications, transportation to information dissemination. This same evolution can be seen within the agricultural community. Over the last 30 years, advances in computer science and technology have revolutionized how the industry operates and individual farming families up to corporate-managed farming cooperatives have been able to capitalize

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