Research

Benchmark Report: Trillion Edge Knowledge Graph

Our latest benchmark report, Trillion Edge Knowledge Graph, is the first demonstration of a massive knowledge graph that consists of materialized data and Virtual Graphs spanning hybrid multicloud data sources.

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Cloud Analytics Platform Total Cost of Ownership

Organizations today need a broad set of enterprise data cloud services with key data functionality to modernize applications and utilize machine learning. They need a platform designed to address multi-faceted needs by offering multi-function data management and analytics to solve the enterprise’s most pressing data and analytic challenges in a streamlined fashion. They need a selection that allows a worry-less experience with the architecture and its components.

We decided to take four leading platforms – Azure, AWS, GCP and Snowflake – for machine learning under analysis. We have learned that the cloud analytic framework selected for an enterprise, and for an enterprise project, matters to cost.

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A Report on the Cost Savings of Replacing Kafka with Pulsar

Picking the wrong event streaming platform for your organization can have massive consequences in terms of fit, function and of course cost. With Apache Pulsar quickly gaining mindshare within enterprises that need a comprehensive, open source event streaming and messaging platform, the expert researchers at GigaOm decided to see how this new, up and coming technology compares to the old industry stalwart: Apache Kafka.

So how did Pulsar stack up? See for yourself.

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Extra Credit v MongoDB: How the U.K.’s Department of Work and Pensions Scaled Universal Credit to Meet the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns posed a direct and unique challenge to the United Kingdom’s Department for Work and Pensions, as the number of active claimants spiked from more than 2 million just before the pandemic to more than 5 million in the span of a couple months. Learn how the DPW leveraged MongoDB to scale its microservices-based infrastructure to protect millions of citizens during a time of crisis.

Available here (GigaOm wall).

High Performance API Management Testing: Product Evaluation: API7 and Kong Enterprise

This report focuses on API management platforms deployed in the cloud. The cloud enables enterprises to differentiate and innovate with microservices at a rapid pace. It allows API endpoints to be cloned and scaled in a matter of minutes. And it offers elastic scalability compared with on-premises deployments, enabling faster server deployment and application development, and allowing less costly compute.

Available here.

Cassandra Total Cost of Ownership Study

This study examines the full cost and true value of Cassandra self-managed on Google Cloud (GCP) and the cost of a fully managed serverless Cassandra service. We included dedicated compute hardware (for self-managed Cassandra), cost per read and write operation (on serverless Cassandra), storage growth (each write operation adds new data) and people cost in our three-year total cost of ownership calculations. People costs take into account that certain capabilities in serverless Cassandra needed for the workload were not available in self-managed Cassandra, requiring workarounds. We used market rates and typical splits of full-time equivalent (FTE) and consulting to determine our people costs.

Available here (GigaOm wall).

Designing Data: How a Pharmacy Benefit Management Firm Modernized its Data Architecture Around Microservices and Real-Time Integration

The proliferation of data creates a lot of risk for many organizations, especially in healthcare organizations where privacy, timeliness, and safety are paramount. A pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company faced the risk of being overwhelmed by these demands and launched a strategic effort to build out a data platform and streaming data engine aligned around a microservices architecture. This report explores the challenges and lessons encountered in the effort.

Available here (GigaOm wall). 

SQL Transaction Processing, Price-Performance Testing: Microsoft SQL Server Evaluation: Azure Virtual Machines vs. Amazon Web Services EC2

This report outlines the results from a GigaOm Transactional Field Test, derived from the industry-standard TPC Benchmark™ E (TPC-E), to compare two IaaS cloud database offerings:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances
  2. Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft on Azure Virtual Machines (VM)

Both are installations of Microsoft SQL Server, and we tested Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.

Available here.