Data Ingress and Storage Access in Cloud Architecture

Buck Woody discusses in this article data ingress and storage access in Cloud Computing reference architecture. He explains how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in. Buck is Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft and the examples …

Using Couchbase on Azure

This article presents how to use Couchbase in a Windows Azure context. It covers the following features: create a Virtual Network with two subnets for the Couchbase cluster and ASP.NET web application; create Virtual Machine images for the Couchbase servers; install and configure the Couchbase cluster; deploy the TapMap Couchbase …

Making LAMP a Cloud

The LAMP stack rules in the scale-out world. Is there a major web property that doesn’t run on MySQL? However, as we shift to a cloud infrastructure for software, it’s not about stacks any longer. It’s about mixing and matching the most suitable pieces of software, connecting them through APIs …

Azure without SQL

The Microsoft Azure platform offers SQL Azure to make migration easier, but it also offers a set of highly scalable storage services that take a different approach to data storage: Tables, Blobs and Queues. They pose a new set of challenges to application designers since they are offer no transactional …

Using Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon presents its DynamoDB as a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. It is designed to address the core problems of database management, performance, scalability, and reliability. Grig Gheorghiu has written two blog posts where he shares his experience starting to use …