The move from RDBMS to NoSQL requires optimizing over time

Businesses are quickly moving to NoSQL databases to meet performance and scalability requirements that today’s troves of data demand. The shift from relational database management systems (RDBMS) to NoSQL is becoming increasingly prevalent.  “Most applications that we see go to NoSQL are Greenfield, but we’ve also started to see more migrations recently from relational backends … continue reading

IBM to acquire application performance monitoring company Instana

IBM has announced that it will be acquiring monitoring company Instana. The company explained the acquisition will help bolster its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  According to IBM, it will now be able to better help companies manage the challenges and complexities of managing application performance across teams and clouds.  “With the added responsibility of … continue reading

How service virtualization helped Alaska Airlines straighten up and fly right

Airlines are all about safety. That’s their number one concern. And what they do to help predict that planes will take off and arrive safely is to run different scenarios based on variances in the weight of the plane and the fuel it would consume to test for safety. But Ryan Papineau, a senior software … continue reading

Machine learning – Getting to deployment

The benefits of machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly clear in virtually all fields of research and business.  There is an increasing array of tools that are becoming available to help people move in the right direction – though hang-ups can, and do exist, this guide strives to allow practitioners to find their footing on … continue reading

What companies need to do in order to keep up with the speed of change

In many companies, digital transformation has been happening gradually over the years, often as a result of necessity from some uncontrollable force. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needed speed of change has never been faster. The pandemic has impacted nearly all businesses, forcing them to shift from the office to their homes, learn … continue reading

Why value stream matters to DevOps and the business

Traditional DevOps initiatives have enabled businesses to become more Agile, automate more, make smaller changes, and get releases out faster… but that’s not enough to compete in today’s modern development world.  According to Mike O’Rourke, chief research and development officer at Digital.ai, there is a missing link between DevOps and the business. “There is no … continue reading

Debug anything, anytime, anywhere

The best way to deliver great app experiences consistently is to have visibility and control over what’s happening in production. In today’s real-time world, organizations can’t afford gaps between software development and IT ops. While a DevOps process helps bridge the gap, developers need to understand what’s happening in production and be able to intervene … continue reading

Improve DevOps with Octopus Deploy

Many organizations have adopted DevOps, but their results vary because some teams have been unable to optimize production-related processes and collaboration. For example, in some companies, developers build applications and deploy them into production. At other business- es, operations professionals have had to learn how to code. Even when teams have a healthy balance of … continue reading

Data is key to returns on investment

Return Policy Guide is a website that aggregates the policies of many major retailers, so if a customer is unhappy with his purchase, he can learn how to most effectively return the product and get his money back. The site handles a ton of data, from the individual policies themselves, to ads on the site, … continue reading

The top 3 pain points of test automation, and how to overcome them

There are three steps when it comes to setting up test automation in your development organization: Creation, maintenance and continuous. While these three steps may seem straightforward, Mark Lambert, vice president of strategic initiatives at Parasoft, explained there are specific challenges that arise with each step. Creation: Here, organizations not only have to figure out … continue reading

3 ways to align site reliability engineering with SAFe – and why it’s a smart thing to do

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a great tool for establishing agile and Lean best practices across an enterprise. It provides an overarching architecture for aligning development, quality assurance and other functions to produce a faster workflow and to boost performance across the board. There is an important missing link, though. To date the SAFe … continue reading

Why cloud is critical in the post-COVID period

According to a recent Deloitte report on post COVID-19 enterprise implications, “…the pandemic is reshaping the global business landscape and fundamentally changing how people around the world live and work… However, every new normal eventually gets replaced by a new new normal, so in our view it makes sense to call the post-COVID business environment … continue reading

AppSec vs. DevSecOps, and what that means for developers

Traditional application security is different in two key ways from what has come to be known as DevSecOps. First, modern software companies are integrating application security into their DevOps pipelines, so security becomes part of the flow. Second, it’s also about DevOps being built into application security. Patrick Carey, who leads product strategy in the … continue reading

The first step to ensuring data quality is validation

Blue Compass is an Iowa-based digital marketing agency specializing in website development and SEO. As such, according to development manager David Wanat, they take care of “everything beyond the design of the site” on the back end. Not only that, but Wanat also said he is responsible for ensuring the data is good, whether it’s … continue reading

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