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Data Engineering vs Data Science

The Crucial Importance of Data Engineering October 14, 2021 Data Engineering vs Data Science The terms “Data Science” and “Data Engineering” are often used interchangeably.  Years ago, Data Science was the term that encompassed most of the data related activities that...

Optimal Continuous Integration Practices (Part 1)

Continuous Integration (CI) is a critical piece of any company’s software development practices, and usually the first effort on the road to DevOps. Within optimal continuous integration practices, engineers submit and test new developments against the main body of...
4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

Technology based companies rely on a growing suite of applications that digitally design, test, prototype and release new products. One such application is SolidWorks 3D CAD, and SolidWorks cloud PDM. These are extremely critical tools for the product lifecycle, and...

Migrating Safely And Securely To A Much Less Costly Cloud Center

Migrating Safely And Securely To A Much Less Costly Cloud Center

One large client, given its size and varied business lines and information technology demands, relies on a variety of computing resources. For 12 years, it leveraged an SPK-managed private-cloud data center, based in San Jose. Over time, as happens with all data...

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Does this sound familiar? Your organization has settled into its cloud migration. You’re enjoying the increased security and resiliency. You feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain and you want to spend some time gazing out from the summit. Then you read about...

Multi-Cloud Solutions Present Significant Architecture Challenges

Multi-Cloud Solutions Present Significant Architecture Challenges

Last time we discussed how a multi-cloud solution including both AWS and Azure might be just the solution your organization needs. Now let’s talk a bit more about the challenges attendant to leveraging both platforms at the same time. Architecting both to play nice...

Combining AWS and Azure for Optimal Cloud Performance

Combining AWS and Azure for Optimal Cloud Performance

We’ve hinted at it throughout this series, but now we’re going to say it explicitly: To get the most out of the cloud you should be combining solutions. At the very least, you should be thinking more flexibly than “AWS is for engineering, Azure is for IT.” Does Your...

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

Azure first became associated with IT for one simple reason: It’s a Microsoft product. Since the majority of organizations are running some kind of Microsoft application (be it Windows or Office), it was an easy sell because of ease of integration. However, this alone...

How AWS Became the Favorite of Engineering

How AWS Became the Favorite of Engineering

AWS, with its commanding market share in the world of cloud, relies heavily on engineering organizations for its success. We’ve explored the reasons for this in previous articles. What it boils down to is that Amazon’s cloud platform is more geared toward the way...