RESEARCH

Dealing with Data System Complexity in Your Applications

By [email protected] / December 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Dealing with Data System Complexity in Your Applications

In conventional information architectures, enterprise needs requires two different database technologies: online transactional processing (OLTP) database management systems (DBMS) to handle transactional workloads and online analytical processing (OLAP) DBMS to perform analytics and reporting. Data types also drive multiple technologies since many databases specialize in types like time series, geospatial, graph, JSON, etc. If there…

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Advantages of DataStax Astra Streaming for JMS Applications

By [email protected] / December 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Advantages of DataStax Astra Streaming for JMS Applications

Competitive markets demand rapid, well-informed decision-making to succeed. In response, enterprises are building fast and scalable data infrastructures to fuel time-sensitive decisions, provide rich customer experiences enable better business efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge. In our comparative study, we used the Starlight for JMS feature included in DataStax Astra Streaming along with self-managed open-source Apache ActiveMQ…

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ABAC vs RBAC: The Advantage of Attribute-Based Access Control over Role-Based Access Control

By [email protected] / December 27, 2022 / Comments Off on ABAC vs RBAC: The Advantage of Attribute-Based Access Control over Role-Based Access Control

Data security has become an undeniable part of the technology stack for modern applications. No longer an afterthought, protecting application assets—namely data—against cybercriminal activities, insider threats, and basic human negligence needs to happen early and often during the application development cycle and beyond. This benchmark report captures the number of policy changes required to manage…

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CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale Benchmark Report: Log Management and Analytics Platform

By [email protected] / December 27, 2022 / Comments Off on CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale Benchmark Report: Log Management and Analytics Platform

Real-time observability and enterprise systems monitoring have become critical functions in information technology organizations globally. As organizations continue to digitize and automate key functions, they are introducing more complex systems, hypervisors, virtual machines, Kubernetes, devices, and applications—all of which are generating more log and event data. While the amount of usable log data is growing,…

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Cloud Parallel File Systems

By McKnight Consulting Group / November 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Cloud Parallel File Systems

We benchmarked the usability, effort, and performance of the WEKA Data Platform against Amazon FSx for Lustre on AWS. In this hands-on benchmark, we found that WEKA provided comparable or superior usability and outperformed FSx for Lustre at similar capacities by up to 300% or more. On some of our tests, WekaFS IO latency was…

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Managing Microsoft Azure Arc-Enabled Infrastructure from the Azure Portal

By McKnight Consulting Group / November 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Managing Microsoft Azure Arc-Enabled Infrastructure from the Azure Portal

An Azure Arc-enabled infrastructure is a cloud infrastructure that is managed and monitored by Microsoft Azure. It includes features such as Azure Resource Manager, Azure Monitor, and Azure Security Center. The Azure portal is a web-based management tool that provides a unified experience for managing all Azure resources. The Azure portal allows you to create,…

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High-Performance Web Application Firewall Testing

By McKnight Consulting Group / November 25, 2022 / Comments Off on High-Performance Web Application Firewall Testing

This report focuses on web application security mechanisms deployed in the cloud and closer to your apps. The cloud enables enterprises to rapidly differentiate and innovate with microservices and allows microservice endpoints to be cloned and scaled in a matter of minutes. It reviews F5 NGINX App Protect WAF vs. AWS WAF, Azure Web Application Firewall,…

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Cloud Analytics Platform Total Cost of Ownership v2.0

By McKnight Consulting Group / November 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Cloud Analytics Platform Total Cost of Ownership v2.0

Organizations today need a broad set of enterprise data cloud services with key data functionality to modernize applications and utilize machine learning. We decided to take four leading platforms for machine learning under analysis. We have learned that the cloud analytic framework selected for an enterprise and an enterprise project matters in terms of cost. Get…

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Confluent Cloud: Fully Managed Kafka Streaming, An Ease-of-Use Comparison

By McKnight Consulting Group / September 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Confluent Cloud: Fully Managed Kafka Streaming, An Ease-of-Use Comparison

This report focuses on real-time data and how autonomous systems can be fed at scale reliably. To shed light on this challenge, we assess the ease of use of a fully managed Kafka platform—Confluent Cloud—and a self-managed open-source Apache Kafka solution. Get the report here.

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Log and Telemetry Analytics Performance Benchmark

By McKnight Consulting Group / September 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Log and Telemetry Analytics Performance Benchmark

This report focuses on the performance of cloud-enabled, enterprise-ready, popular log analytical platforms Microsoft Azure Data Explorer (part of Azure Synapse Analytics), Google BigQuery, and Snowflake. Due to cost limitations with Elasticsearch and AWS OpenSearch, we could not run our tests on Elasticsearch. Microsoft invited GigaOm to measure the performance of the Azure Data Explorer…

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