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03 12, 2020

How to deal with cloud databases and network latency

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“We moved our database into the cloud and it was terrible”. Or wasn’t it?

When we started moving a large database into the cloud we drafted a migration scenario to minimize the downtime. Migrating from one type of database to another one is seldom an easy game. Combine this with the fact the there was a lot of data to be shipped and you can understand the raw complexity.

We managed to set up an incremental process that on the first run would take several days, the second run about a day and then

25 11, 2020

To Cloud or not to Cloud

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When it comes to the infrastructure we are living interesting times. Big cloud providers are fighting to get a piece of the cake and make it as big as possible by bolting additional services to it. The process of mergers and acquisitions has been going on for a number of years and now that BigTech is trying to corner the market we will see more consolidation.

We estimate the end result to be a handful of players trying to focus on specific areas and gain as much market share as possible. For example, IBM focuses on AI & NLP, Google on

15 10, 2020

How to Build a Cloud Foundry Application: Evaluating Content from an URL

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In previous posts, we developed a small web application that runs in the IBM Cloud, then we transformed it into an application that analyses given text and returns tone scoring per sentence. As the app output was rather rude, we also improved its look and feel.

Now let’s consider the situations when someone would like to evaluate the content of a web page. We will further enhance the application to evaluate the content of a web page from a given URL instead of analyzing copy-pasted text. Obviously, after all the hard work we’ve done, it would be great

24 09, 2020

Cloud Migration Success Story

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The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is the central repository for validated trademarks for the purpose of protecting brands in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) new Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) program.

The Trademark Database (TMDB) is the central database of validated brands with the services to registries and Registrars about their validated marks. There is only one TMDB in the Trademark Clearinghouse Global System that concentrates the information about the “verified” Trademark records from the different TMCH Validation systems and organizations.

In the context of the projects’ infrastructure being hosted on a legacy Data Center that was going to be decommissioned (old infrastructure),

17 09, 2020

3 Ways Forward for Migrating Web Applications in the Cloud

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Many businesses are looking for better ways to migrate their web applications to a cloud-based infrastructure so that they quickly adapt in today’s fast-changing markets.

The road to success could be implemented using various strategies. Depending on the commitment to go “full cloud” the risks and rewards vary. In the following text, we compare three strategies that can help you decide on your migration strategy.

Essential to planning cloud migration is a good understanding of the existing service. Converting an existing application into a cloud-based solution depends heavily on how the application interacts with its environment. Based on

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