While most industries have enthusiastically embraced cloud computing, there is still a widespread perception in the financial services sector that adopting cloud services is either too risky from a security or availability perspective, or outright impossible under current regulatory conditions.
For decades now, SQL has been the colossus of data management query languages. Generations of database administrators, developers and analysts have built highly successful careers around tables and foreign key relationships, to the point where thinking about data in a relational schema has become second nature. In fact, many believe that relational databases are still the only safe and effective way to model complex data relationships.
Long before Gartner predicted Progressive Web Apps would become the new standard for web interactions, developer interest in Progressive Web Apps was steadily climbing. Beyond offering the best of both web and mobile apps, Progressive Web Apps enable the concept of building applications using Offline First principles. With an Offline First approach, apps are designed for the most resource-constrained environment first, which provides a consistent user experience — regardless of the quality of their device's network connection.
It's been said that the best line of code is the one you didn't have to write. That's especially true in notebook environments, where the goal should be to get right to the data science and analysis immediately, without the extensive manual setup that is so often required. Enter PixieDust, an open source helper library built by David Taieb and Watson Data Platform Developer Advocacy Team.
The Dat Project helps scientific researchers and other academics preserve and share large scientific datasets online and offline. We spoke to founder Max Ogden about the challenges of dealing with these large datasets—and with the scientists who create them.
The main benefit of DBaaS is the time it saves developers, which can be reinvested back into core business areas like building new apps and adding features. In this report, DBaaS users reveal why they prefer a managed database service and how it has reduced their workload.
Listen to Wunder Capital's Dave Riess explain how he's incorporated elements of both monoliths and microservices into Wunder's architectural design.
With Mapbox visualizations, IBM Cloudant users can interactively build geospatial queries using complex polygons and geometric relationships.
The Cyber Dust team told “The New Builders” that a prototype approach to mobile app development helped them validate the app's core features and design.