Comparing Cloud Providers: Amazon vs. Google vs. Microsoft

If you ask a developer about their favorite programming language, the answer will most likely be the one they are most familiar with. The same applies to decisions about which public cloud provider to choose. In this post we’ll take a look at a different approach, which allows us to compare the three big public cloud providers (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) in a reproducible way. To be more precise, we’ll take a look at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings with some glances to additional services in the field of cloud computing. Weiterlesen

Comparing Apache Flink and Spark: Stream vs. Batch Processing

Flink has its origins in a research project called Stratosphere but was donated to the Apache Software Foundation in 2014. It can be described as a modern, more effective replacement of map reduce and has quite some similarities to Apache Spark. For example, the API resembles the Spark API and both adress similar use cases. Furthermore you will find a counterpart for almost every Spark component in Flink, e.g. for Machine Learning and Graph Processing. Read on for a quick comparison! Weiterlesen

Cloud Computing: The Name of the Game

Um das Thema Cloud Computing kommt kaum ein IT-Verantwortlicher in der einen oder anderen Weise herum. Doch viele Projekte und Migrationen verlaufen enttäuschend oder es bleibt unklar, wie sich das Thema überhaupt strukturiert angehen lässt. Unsere Blog-Serie greift Fragen aus dem Alltag von Cloud-Projekten auf und gibt Tipps aus der Praxis unserer System Engineers. In dieser Folge geht es um den Begriff Cloud Computing und wieso er so viel Ärger macht. Weiterlesen