Is banning facial recognition missing the point?

via GIPHY I thought I would step out of my usual shoes this month and talk about something besides cloud computing. People sometimes ask my opinion on technology, as I know a thing or two about it. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What are your thoughts on facial recognition? Will …

How can we keep cloud architectures simple?

via GIPHY I was reading hacker news, as I often do. And I found David Futcher’s post You Don’t Need all That Complex/Expensive/Distracting Infrastructure.. Of course it caught my attention. You may be surprised by the reasons Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One quote that should raise your eyebrows… I’ve …

Are shared databases back in vogue?

via GIPHY I just stumbled upon this article by Roman Krivtsov on YC News Is shared database in microservices actually anti-pattern?. As a seasoned DBA in another life, I was intrigued by the title. I devoured the piece. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One quote at the end really sums …

How do I migrate my skills to the cloud?

via GIPHY Hi, I’m currently an IT professional and I’m training for AWS Solutions Architect – Associate exam. My question is how to gain some valuable hands-on experience without quitting my well-paying consulting gig I currently have which is not cloud based. I was thinking, perhaps I could do some cloud work part time after …

How to interview an amazon database expert

via GIPHY Amazon releases a new database offering every other day. It sure isn’t easy to keep up. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Let’s say you’re hiring a devops & you want to suss out their database knowledge? Or you’re hiring a professional services firm or freelance consultant. Whatever the …

What does the fight between palantir & nypd mean for your data?

via GIPHY In a recent buzzfeed piece, NYPD goes to the mat with Palantir over their data. It seems the NYPD has recently gotten cold feet. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As they explored options, they found an alternative that might save them a boatload of money. They considered switching …

A roughneck walk down database alley

via GIPHY I was just responding to some Disqus comments on a recent blog post. Admittedly it had a provocative title Will SQL databases just die already. What do you think? Join 34,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A reader pointed out that some No-SQL databases do support joins. Huh? My face …

Will SQL just die already?

With tons of new No-SQL database offerings everyday, developers & architects have a lot of options. Cassandra, Mongodb, Couchdb, Dynamodb & Firebase to name a few. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What’s more in the data warehouse space, you have Hadoop, which can churn through terabytes of data and get …

Is Amazon about to disrupt your data warehouse?

via GIPHY Amazon is about to launch a product called glue. As you can see below, this is the last piece in the data warehousing puzzle. With that in place, Amazon will own you! Or at least have push button products to meet all of enterprises varying needs. Even if you’re a small startup, you …

Key lessons from the Devops Handbook

I picked up a copy of the DevOps Handbook. This is not a book about how to setup Amazon servers, how to use git, codePipeline or Jenkins. It’s not about Chef or Ansible or other tools. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This is a book about processes & people. It’s …