RESEARCH

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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API and Microservices Management Benchmark: Product Evaluation: Kong Enterprise, Apigee X and MuleSoft Anypoint

By McKnight Consulting Group / August 14, 2022 / Comments Off on API and Microservices Management Benchmark: Product Evaluation: Kong Enterprise, Apigee X and MuleSoft Anypoint

Application programming interfaces, or APIs, are a ubiquitous method and de facto standard of communication among modern information technologies. The information ecosystems within large companies and complex organizations encompass a vast array of applications and systems, many of which have turned to APIs for exchanging data as the glue that holds these heterogeneous artifacts together.…

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Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study: Product Evaluation: Serverless Cassandra and Self-Managed OSS Cassandra: 3-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

By McKnight Consulting Group / August 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study: Product Evaluation: Serverless Cassandra and Self-Managed OSS Cassandra: 3-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

This study examines the full cost and true value of self-managed OSS Apache Cassandra® vs DataStax AstraDB fully managed DBaaS in Google Cloud. Our three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations account for dedicated compute hardware (for self-managed Cassandra), cost per read and write operation (on Astra DB), storage growth (each write operation adds new…

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Transactional and Analytical Workloads: How Transactional and Analytical Performance Impacts the TCO of Cloud Databases

By McKnight Consulting Group / August 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Transactional and Analytical Workloads: How Transactional and Analytical Performance Impacts the TCO of Cloud Databases

Competitive data-driven organizations rely on data-intensive applications to win in the digital service economy. These applications require a robust data tier that can handle the diverse workloads demands of both transactional and analytical processing while serving an interactive, immersive customer experience. The resulting database workloads demand low-latency responses, fast streaming data ingestion, complex analytic queries, high…

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The Data Warehouse in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud

By McKnight Consulting Group / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on The Data Warehouse in Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud

Your Analytical Database Deployment will probably be to Multiple Clouds. Learn about the Role of the Data Warehouse in a World with Data Lakes, Data Science and Decentralization, Options for Provisioning the Data Warehouse and Why Multiple Clouds, Cloudwashing – Cloud-Enabled/Hosted vs Cloud-Native vs Cloud-Owned and Multi-Cloud Flexibility and Deployment Freedom. Get the report here…

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Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study

By McKnight Consulting Group / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study

Is a serverless DataStax Cassandra really more cost effective than managing your own Apache Cassandra clusters? We found savings, less complexity and lower infrastructure costs. Get the report here.

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NetApp Cloud Insights

By McKnight Consulting Group / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on NetApp Cloud Insights

The goal of our study presented in this paper is to objectively uncover whether NetApp is truly positioned to deliver on value propositions to the enterprise. To meet this objective, we designed a field test derived from monitoring, troubleshooting, optimizing, and securing scenarios common to the modern enterprise with, or in the process of, migrating…

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Enterprise Readiness of Cloud MLOps: Azure Machine Learning, Amazon SageMaker, and Google Vertex AI

By McKnight Consulting Group / May 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Enterprise Readiness of Cloud MLOps: Azure Machine Learning, Amazon SageMaker, and Google Vertex AI

MLOps is essential for scaling ML. Without it, enterprises risk struggling with costly overhead and stalled progress. Several vendors support MLOps: the major offerings are Microsoft Azure ML, Google Vertex AI, and Amazon SageMaker. We looked at these offerings from the perspective of enterprise features and time to value. For the analysis, we used categories…

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The Time for Cloud Master Data Management is Now

By McKnight Consulting Group / May 12, 2022 / Comments Off on The Time for Cloud Master Data Management is Now

The demand for data to power cloud apps, improve AI models and deliver on digital business initiatives has never been greater. Cloud MDM can help deliver the trusted business analytics and insights, faster innovation, and improved customer relationship management your company needs to stay competitive. Get the report here.

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