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Leveraging the Power of Tableau and Redshift on AWS Cloud for Better Analytics

21 May
By: ClearScale
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The medical care industry has sometimes lagged behind other industries when it comes to adopting new technologies, like Big Data Analytics to make care more efficient and cost-effective. Due to the high demand for qualified specialists, the industry for years has relied on certain methodologies to help identify candidates for these types of roles which at times has been costly and not without issues. A client of ClearScale’s has attempted to solve this vexing issue by leveraging technology to

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Using Amazon GuardDuty to Centrally Manage and Monitor Security Risks

14 May
By: ClearScale
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The financial industry is especially susceptible to attacks from any number of outside entities. The security challenges posed by intrusion or attacks weighing heavily on financial institutions is exacerbated by the fact that the methods employed by untoward individuals or groups consistently change and evolve. To stay on top of the latest security challenges, companies will often look to outside help that specializes in security acumen and expertise. One such company was attempting to find ways to solve this for

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Dynamic Orchestration Workflow Using Apache Airflow

07 May
By: ClearScale
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Data is the undisputed ruler that drives everything from business strategy and decisions to near real-time algorithmic workflows. In a data-rich world, capturing that information and processing it is a monumental task, even when a clearly thought out architectural approach is implemented. When new data sources are found that require data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) into a data store, often that activity is done with command-line requests, scheduled cron jobs, or scripts that call scripts to achieve this activity

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Implementing Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service in AWS Cloud Environment

27 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Running a business in today’s complex and daunting world, whether a small or enterprise level organization, comes with a plethora of compliance and governance requirements. Depending on the industries or markets the business operates in, any number of financial, risk, taxation, or legal governance mandates from local, state, and national levels can affect business operations. Failure to adhere to any of these mandates could mean fines or expenses that directly impact profitability. Navigating this seemingly constantly changing landscape can

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Identifying Student Candidates in Higher Education using Machine Learning

24 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Higher education institutions have for years faced the challenge of trying to not only identify prospective students, but optimizing the recruitment and retention processes so as to not spend resources on prospective students that ultimately decide not to attend the college or university. Schools typically track information about the ultimate outcome of a student deciding to attend or not, and this information has been used to help staff determine the proper approach to minimizing marketing spend where appropriate. One organization

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Overcoming IoT Disaster Recovery Limitations Using Multiple AWS Regions

04 Apr
By: ClearScale
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Connecting devices and wearables to the Internet for capturing information has become very prevalent over the last few years. When these devices are used or needed for medical tracking, the need to have high availability and a failover process is of paramount concern for both the patient and the company charged with ensuring their safety. The challenge for any company attempting to implement an Internet of Things (IoT) solution is trying to find a method that provides high availability and

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Collecting and Enriching Data by Leveraging Snowplow for Deep Analytics

29 Mar
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge Every second of every day, billions of data points are created in our online world. Making sense of all of the data and trying to find a singular piece of information that is useful, let alone actionable, is a daunting task. In the fast-moving world of news and media, being able to identify pertinent information out of all of the noise is not just important but a necessity. A large company in the global news space discovered this

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Discovering and Remediating Security Risks by Utilizing Amazon Inspector

09 Mar
By: ClearScale
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The Challenge With a security requirements landscape constantly changing due to new regulations or in response to online threats and infiltration activities from third parties, maintaining a strict security stance is a necessity for any company operating in modern times. From online account hacking and data intercepts to malicious software or unsecured Wi-Fi, or to more severe cases of Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attacks or global online espionage attempts, securing networks, applications and data stores is of paramount concern. The Solution: Amazon

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Using Nomad as an Orchestration Tool in an AWS Cloud Implementation

05 Mar
By: ClearScale
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With the advent of cloud services and the increased complexity of applications —both the development and management of them — the need for robust and scalable orchestration tools has become a critical component to any organization. Even with companies utilizing more cloud services, merely moving into the cloud and configuring services to mimic what they had in data centers does not always simplify a customer’s operations This challenge was why a recent client of ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner

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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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