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Our customer is a Fortune 100 home improvement retailer with thousands of brick and mortar stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. They have a hyper-scale eCommerce application that is deployed natively on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and is central to their digital transformation journey. Below is a series of questions and answers we conducted…

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“Big breakthroughs typically follow a seven-step path: First, no one’s heard of you. Then they’ve heard of you but think you’re nuts. Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity. Then they view your product as a toy. Then they see it as an amazing toy. Then they start using it. Then…

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Enterprise applications that require scale and availability are being migrated to non-relational cloud databases (such as Apache HBase, Apache Cassandra, DataStax, MongoDB, CouchBase, Amazon DynamoDB, Microsoft DocumentDB, et al.). At the same time, enterprises are onboarding next-generation applications (analytics, e-commerce, IoT, etc.) natively on non-relational databases. Due to the distributed nature of these non-relational databases,…

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Amazon S3 storage service recently experienced a widespread five hour outage in its East Coast availability zone. Many next-generation consumer and business applications rely on a cloud storage, so the S3 outage quickly cascaded and temporarily crippled organizations from Netflix to Slack. Cloud outages like this are normal, and notable because they affect so many businesses….

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Previously, we discussed how backup needs to be reinvented for a new era cloud-native applications, and what you should look for in a modern database backup and recovery solution. But even if you scrap the traditional approach to backup and write scripts to handle the task, backup and recovery of next-generation applications and databases (Apache…

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A recent report found that ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016, and are likely to double in 2017. Not surprisingly, a research survey showed that 48 percent of organizations had been hit by ransomware in the past year. And as we highlighted in a recent blog post, next generation cloud applications and databases are quickly becoming…

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Data center backup simply wasn’t built for cloud applications like Cassandra and MongoDB. That was Shalabh Goyal’s main point when I interviewed him last week as the Director of Products for Datos IO, and I couldn’t help but agree with him. As you can see in the below video there are a number of reasons why this is true.

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State your name and title: Abhishek Dharmapurikar, Member of Technical Staff. Where are you from? Sunnyvale CA. Originally from Maharashtra, India. What were you up to before Datos IO? I was at NetApp for 3.5 years in the WAFL team.

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An ineffective backup strategy was identified to be the main culprit for data loss at source-code hub Gitlab.com yesterday. Gitlab is hugely popular among developers, who appreciate the fact that it’s an all-in-one solution, providing everything a developer needs over the course of a project. At the core is a Git-based version control system, which…