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Fully Automated SaaS Solution Powered by Marathon, Mesos, Chef, and Docker

22 Jun
By: ClearScale
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For companies that develop software, there are a number of different cloud technologies, architectures, toolsets, and languages to choose from. The approach that is settled on is largely dependent on preferences of the development teams, organizational strategy, and the product itself. Once a direction is set it can be challenging to shift the organization into a different approach due to changes that could potentially be made to the architectural layout, not to mention the processes that have been built up

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Leveraging AWS and Containers to Develop a Secure and Robust Cloud Infrastructure for a Financial Platform

04 Jun
By: ClearScale
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The need to develop and deploy software solutions when financial information is involved requires a fair amount of diligence and foresight to insure that the applications that handle personal identifiable information, monetary transactional information, and the transmission of said data are secure. ClearScale knew that in order to meet the needs of one of our clients — a large financial institution — these concerns needed to be taken into account. Our client approached us and asked that we create a

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Spire: A Satellite Powered Data Company is Ready for Liftoff with ClearScale’s AIS Data Platform Proof-of-Concept

31 May
By: ClearScale
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Technology challenges can come from literally any sector or vertical in place in the world today, even from out of this world. This was true with a client of ours that works in the shipping vessel telemetry space. Using their own satellites and ground stations to capture Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from all ships, this company uses the data to provide precise tracking information for sea-going shipping vessels around the world. Keeping track of thousands of vessels over millions

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Company Resources “Held Hostage” by a Former IT Manager: A Lesson in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices

20 May
By: ClearScale
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Following best business practices in an organization is vital if a company wants to have a consistent approach to how they operate; this is just as important for a small organization as it is for larger ones. When AWS identity and access management best practices aren’t followed, an organization can struggle doing everyday tasks because everything is an exception, not a rule. A client of ours in the team collaborative applications space learned this the hard way when one

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Data Analytics Company Gains Performance and Reduces Cost by Switching from Microsoft SQL to AWS Redshift + Tableau

11 May
By: ClearScale
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Capturing data and utilizing it for business needs is a relatively easy thing to accomplish if done correctly. Analyzing the data to look for patterns and trends is an entirely different issue. When companies decide to implement deep analytics to drive decision making, often implementing the suite of reports can be a challenge. This was partially true for our client, a real-time data analytics company, who approached us to help them find a better way of performing Big Data analytics

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Renewable Energy Company Migrates Entire Database from MySQL to Amazon Aurora - and Gets a Performance Boost for a Fraction of the Cost

04 May
By: ClearScale
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Companies have learned the value of Big Data and the need to capture as much information as they are able to about their customer base. This often becomes a driving force in building out their database solution to house this growing amount of data. Although no one disagrees with the need to gather the data, how each organization chooses to house and grow the database tends to vary wildly from one company to the next. Navigating enterprise database solution providers

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Can Serverless Infrastructure and AWS Lambda Radically Transform Your Business?

26 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Anyone who has worked in a traditional development shop knows that in order to deploy a digital product to market, a multitude of resources and a wealth of multi-disciplinary knowledge is vital. Not only does the development team have to consider how to properly code the application, they have to be able to integrate it with a database backend, a presentation layer, and numerous configurations of routers, servers, firewalls, and the like. As such, these development efforts tend to be

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Don’t Let Your Data Slow Down Your Business: ClearScale Migrates Client’s Databases to Cloud Using AWS Snowball

22 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Any firm operating in the digital space these days has a basic reality in their daily operations: customer or client data coupled with sensitive and proprietary information that needs to be transferred and stored in a secured cloud location. For many organizations, gathering the data isn’t the issue; rather, it’s the complexity of transferring, storing, and processing it that poses a real challenge. For anyone with previous experience in information technology, it comes as no surprise that maintaining

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Cloud Video Streaming Solution Leveraging AWS Elastic Transcoder, CloudFront and Wowza

11 Apr
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale’s expertise with AWS solutions was put into practice once again when we were engaged by a client in the online education industry. Like many organizations out there, our client had been using a service provided by a third party to stream live video; but unlike AWS, the third party did not have a comprehensive end-to-end solution that was robust and scalable to meet our client’s growing needs in the elearning space. Upon being given the green light

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Plan for the Unplanned: ClearScale's Overnight Migration to AWS WorkMail

28 Mar
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale has a long-standing history of success with helping our clients implement solutions for their specific needs, from the simplest engagement to the most complex. We’ve devoted thousands of hours at leveraging our experience across hundreds of clients. Little did we expect that we ourselves would be placed in a position of needing a solid solution quickly. In business you have to prepare for the unexpected. If any of your key systems are suddenly impacted with an outage, having

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