The cloud is forever changing how we look at IT. Over the past years, we’ve had a front seat view of how the cloud has evolved and how large companies and industries are changing practices internally toward a response that looks more and more like the innovation leaders have read about (and that some, mostly..
Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September. Learning Paths and Courses Certified Big Data Specialty on AWS Solving problems and identifying opportunities starts with data. The ability to collect, store, retrieve, and analyze data meaningfully is essential for every business. This learning path is a great way to..
What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in tech circles, to the outside world, chatbots are still a bit of a novelty. Recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to advancements in natural language processing technology that..
A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of serverless clouds. Serverless computing lands on Google Cloud: Welcome to Google Cloud Functions Update: The open beta of Google Cloud Functions was launched in March 2017. The comparison table has been updated accordingly. The alpha..
Most mobile developers working on an app are likely to encounter a common problem: how to write backend services. Achieving a solid architecture that allows the service to scale correctly (with minimal downtime) requires solid knowledge in backend technologies. Without it, you’re likely to waste a lot of time and money. Mobile backend as a..
Google made 100 announcements at its recent Google Cloud Next 2017 conference. If you would rather not have to sift through the full list to find the Google Cloud Platform announcements that matter to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Click on a link in the list below to go directly to a..
Last week, I hosted a Cloud Academy webinar about open-source FaaS and FaaS on Kubernetes. If you missed the live event, you can watch it here. In this post, I’d like to briefly recap some of the main topics covered, including a high-level introduction to FaaS and an overview of the main open-source projects. Also, I will be..
Microsoft Azure Functions vs. Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: fight for serverless cloud domination continues
In this post, we’ll take a close look at Azure Functions, and we’ll extend it to the analysis that my colleague Alex started earlier in a previous post on Google Cloud Functions vs AWS Lambda. Rather than declaring a “winner,” we will highlight some of the key points of interest in serverless custom code execution..
Today, we’ll be following up on our recent post on the Google Cloud Natural Language API. In this post, we’re going to take a second look at the service and compare it to the Stanford CoreNLP, a well-known suite for Natural Language Processing (NLP). We will walk you through how to get started using the Stanford CoreNLP, and..
Google Cloud Vision and Amazon Rekognition offer a broad spectrum of solutions, some of which are comparable in terms of functional details, quality, performance, and costs. This post is a fact-based comparative analysis on Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition and will focus on the technical aspects that differentiate the two services. Quality will be evaluated more..