Cost-Saving Cassandra: Severless Vs Self-Managed

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23rd April

NoSQL databases store data differently than relational databases and come in several different “types” based on their data model. Because of the massive demand for data at almost all companies, NoSQL databases have seen robust growth in the past several years, and some estimates predict that the global NoSQL market will grow as much as 30% through 2025.

But the unexposed costs of NoSQL database ownership could create an unsustainable burden for many organizations. To help IT decision-makers understand the problem, GigaOm Analysts William McKnight and Jake Dolezal have published a new report, Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study, which examines the full costs and true value of the popular Cassandra NoSQL database self-managed on Google Cloud and the fully-managed DataStax Astra serverless Cassandra offering.

The final three-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) finds the cost of serverless Cassandra to be $740,087, … Read More »


The Why of Value Stream Management

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13th April

If you’re like me and have been around the block in tech more than once, you’ve seen three-letter acronyms come and go. Sometimes the technology they refer to is a flash in the pan; other times it hangs around for a bit before being subsumed into the platforms we build upon.

And so it is with value stream management (VSM), which has grown in popularity in DevOps circles. The first question I tend to ask about this is, why? Is this some new innovation that needs a name, or has someone spotted a weakness in existing tools and methods?

In a nutshell, VSM refers to the need—or the ability—to have visibility over how software is being built. As units of function pass along the pipeline, from concept to deployment, managers can benefit from understanding how this is taking place, from speed of … Read More »


Tough Threat Landscape Demands Better Data Protection for Hybrid Cloud

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12th April

The number of businesses migrating to the cloud is constantly growing. Hybrid cloud is now considered a standard approach by organizations of all sizes, and many expect to move to multi-cloud in the future. But this growth is not without significant challenges. As more companies adopt cloud technology, challenges like exponential data growth, disparate data types, new security threats, and data management and reusability all make data protection more difficult and more critical than before.

In the newest version of his research, Key Criteria for Evaluating Hybrid Cloud Data Protection, GigaOm Analyst Enrico Signoretti says the sector has changed since his first evaluation in 2019—namely because users are more interested in security than ever before. And they are eager for products that can secure their data against an escalating threat landscape that includes ransomware exploits, just one of the many types … Read More »