I recently got a chance to talk with Mike Kavis over at Cloud Technology Partners. It was fun to get away from the keyboard, and in front of the microphone for a change.
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Docker is making deployments easier & easier. But as the pace accelerates, are we introducing vulnerabilities & scalability problems faster than we can fix them?
I’ve blogged that I don’t work with recruiters but I do chat with them regularly.
In a recent conversation a recruiter asked me:
“Why is it that suddenly everyone is looking for Redshift?”
I’m seeing the same trend. And if you look at Hadoop you might see why. Writing SQL queries against Redshift data is wildly simpler than writing EMR jobs for Hadoop.
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3. Devops automation
These days I hear a lot of talk that all operations is software development. Are you still SSHing into boxes. You’re doing it wrong!
4. Hardware solves all speed problems
Having performance problems? Scale out! Database slow, scale up! These days it seems the old short sighted way of thinking is back with a vengence. Throw hardware at the problem and kick the can down the road.
5. Amazon disrupting VC
During dot-com version one-point-oh, you’d need hundreds of thousands to buy hardware & software licenses to get an idea off the ground. That necessarily meant real VC money to get off the ground.
Amazon web services & on-demand computing has brought world class infrastructure to even the smallest startups. For just dollars, they can get started.
Now we’re seeing startups get going with micro investments from the likes of Angel List syndicates. Cutting traditional VCs right out of the equation.