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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 ...

How to Make Your Own Twitter in 5 Days

If you think about making your own twitter-ish app, you will soon stumble upon a few super interesting challenges.

CastleKnight - Using Macrometa's Edge Database & Streaming Engine to Build Low Latency, Realtime Multiplayer Online Games *with bonus in-game chat

Let’s say you want to build an online multiplayer game that takes advantage of edge computing to provide low latency and a fast and real time user experience.  These kinds of games are hard to build because you need to understand low level networking inside game engines (like unity or unreal), and deal with lots of complexity when it comes to sending and receiving state data as well as storing it ...

Serving Your Users Globally, Faster

The emergence and the fast growth of Mobile Apps, Web Apps, Single Page Apps and APIs within the past few years is a telltale sign of the growing importance and demand for speed and faster user experiences by users. And this is not simply a psychological need for speed in our ever accelerating and connected world. It is a requirement.

Creating global apps & APIs in 5 mins!

Hello globally distributed world!


The Great Shift - Edge Computing & Fast Data Processing

The cloud is going through a great tectonic shift. Put simply, we're now entering a new phase of the cloud where the main assumptions underlying its architecture inhibit it from solving emerging problems with data processing. The biggest shift in how we create data and use it is happening hidden in plain sight. The shift is from seeing and using data like its a historical record (seeing the world ...

Building Applications For The Edge With a Datacentric Model

Contributed by EDGE GRAVITY from their new blog series: Edge Computing Thought Leadership. This collection of blogs will focus on new technologies and industry leaders in the edge computing market as way to educate a broad IT audience in the future capabilities at the edge.

Why Global Edge Fabric? Or Why we built a truly coordination-free distributed database for edge computing

Origins of Macrometa Global Edge Fabric