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The Cloud is Now the Limitation

Ages ago I had the privilege of building out the first field engineering team for VMware’s Cloud Service Providers.  Back then it was an easy message for users to understand – we could take your existing workloads and give you improved resilience and operational costs, while providing the flexibility to deliver enterprise applications in a familiar way.

The Merits of Application Hyper-Locality

What if every food option you ever wanted was just a few miles away?

Good, Fast or Cheap - Pick Two

Product Selection for Architects  

High Frequency Cryptocurrency Trading - Building a Multi-exchange Global Trading Bot with Macrometa

The code for this trading bot is open source.  You can access it here: https://github.com/Macrometacorp/tutorial-cryptotrading   If you're going to try this project or customize it for your own strategy, you're going to need a Macrometa account.  Take a minute to sign up for a free account by clicking on the button below.

The CDN is dead, Long Live the GDN*

By Durga Gokina and Chetan Venkatesh

Stateful Data at the Edge Needs a New Kind of CDN


Freeing the Database from Cages for Edge Data

Over the last few years the focus of enterprises has been on cloud computing, but increasingly the focus is shifting towards edge computing which provides benefit of low latency and real-time processing. But many real world edge applications require state to provide meaningful results whether that edge application is for:

Macrometa's CRDT Edge Database - Implementing Coordination Free Convergence of Data for Edge Computing

By Christopher Meiklejohn Consulting Scientist, Macrometa Follow Christopher on twitter https://twitter.com/cmeik Introduction In our last post, we discussed the challenges of conflict resolution when supporting a highly-available distributed database that operates at the edge.  Let’s recap the challenges.

Motivating CRDTs

By Christopher Meiklejohn Consulting Scientist, Macrometa Follow Christopher on twitter https://twitter.com/cmeik Introduction When deploying web and mobile applications today, developers typically start with an initial deployment of their application in a single data center.  Here, the primary state for the application is kept in a highly-available database, and clients located around the world ...

Macrometa & AWS Lambda - geo distributed stateful data for serverless functions - a Step by Step guide

At some point in the last 12 months, something historic happened quietly and right under everyones' noses. Without much fanfare, the center of gravity for cloud computing moved from the centralized databases and compute in giant hyper-scale data-centers to the edge of the network where CDNs live.  This tectonic shift changes the way you (dear developer) will build applications, APIs and all ...