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Go-To-Market Strategy in the Clouds

I’ve embarked on a new journey with Perficient. After more than four years as part of the management consulting team, I am now responsible for launching our go-to-market (GTM) strategy for our firm’s cloud services. One of my first projects focuses on our partnership with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Google and Future of Hybrid Cloud

At Gartner IT Expo, Eyal Manor, VP Engineering at Google, walked us through a new Google offering for hybrid cloud. Come learn about Google Cloud’s vision for hybrid cloud. This session will show you how Google Cloud’s Kubernetes & Istio-based Cloud Services Platform will bring the efficiency, speed, and scale of the cloud to you. […]

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Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

In the post “The Business Case Justification for PaaS” we looked at the benefits and a business case for PaaS. In this blog we will look at the steps to create a migration strategy to PaaS including re-platforming legacy applications. Re-platforming applications includes lift-and-shift (containerizing) applications with minor changes, refactoring applications to adhere to twelve […]

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The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Within the cloud delivery models Platform as a Service (PaaS), the model providing the facilities for full life cycle application development, has a smaller overall market share than IaaS or SaaS. However, the PaaS growth rate is accelerating with Gartner predicting a 26% PaaS growth rate to reach $15 billion by the end of 2018. […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: Getting Started Smart

In the first post in this series, I talked about giving a Big Data Bootcamp in the Dominican Republic to a large group of very smart students. In this post, I’ll go over the basic tools and techniques that I think are most relevant in the job market. These are basic tools that most are […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained. One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. Luis didn’t know me; he just saw my profile and saw that I’ve been […]

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Improving Operations and Patient Outcomes: Cloud and Analytics

The cloud is enabling healthcare organizations to drive increased flexibility in maximizing the use of their data. It is also helping to lower costs, and provide better security for a variety of data types and use cases. Organizations no longer need to set up and run a vast number of software or hardware systems on […]

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Retrospective on Google Cloud Next 2018

What should you take away from this year’s Google Next annual cloud conference? To begin with, containers were front and center. Quite literally. The main stage was composed of multiple large rotating containers which severed as periodic hosts for demos and the morning DJs. Containers weren’t the only themes this year; we heard a lot […]

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What Google Cloud Next ’18 Says About Where to Invest IT Dollars

Google Cloud Next 2018 kicks off today in San Francisco! As I review the amazing choice of workshops and breakouts available at Next, it becomes obvious where Google is investing in its Cloud Future. Here are five best bets based on what Google is presenting at its annual cloud conference: Velostrata for Large Scale Cloud […]

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Three Patterns to Avoid When Selecting Cloud Native Platforms

Patterns resonate with me. As a developer and software architect stepping back and viewing a population of things to find the common thread woven throughout seems natural. Exploiting that thread in other areas if it’s valuable or adding it to my “Refactor someday” list if it’s harmful has always seemed to be a logical next […]

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Why CU Anschutz Medical Campus Migrated to Google Cloud

Our healthcare team has been working with the University of Colorado over the past couple of years to overcome critical data challenges in healthcare… and the results are exciting. In this blog post, I’ll share how the academic medical center was able to improve security, reduce maintenance, and increase efficiency in support of the university’s […]

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3 Reasons Why an Enterprise Data Warehouse Works

Is your job composed of data analysis? Are you in charge of mapping or testing a healthcare enterprise data warehouse (EDW) implementation? Are you working with programs on Oracle, DB2, Google BigQuery or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud? Why? Employees can often get accustomed to the daily routine and lose sight of the big picture. Organizations […]

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Google Bets on AI and So Should You

Google used it’s I/0 2018 platform to let us know that it has moved it’s thinking past search as we use it now and focusing more on AI. Google’s vision has always been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. How would an emphasis on AI over search fit into […]

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Google’s New Eye Artificial Intelligence Algorithm

Healthcare breakthroughs are happening on a daily occurrence in 2018. Dominant companies of business are developing new and advanced strategies for optimal patient care and diagnosis. Google has stepped into the light and released a new eye artificial intelligence algorithm, in the early stages of development, which can detect patient health problems. The new state […]

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Install Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Google Cloud Platform with One Command

Implementing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Google Cloud Platform is an arduous task for most developers, taking hours and numbering in nearly 100 steps. However, recent developments by industry leaders have simplified the process, allowing the setup to take just a few steps, saving time and accelerating innovation. The installation instructions and necessary files are on […]

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Recap: What’s Next After Google Search Appliance?

There have been numerous questions posed with the sunset of Google Search Appliance (GSA) at the end of 2018, especially for organizations who depend on the platform for enterprise search and for search functionality on their public-facing websites. Combined with the popularity of cloud-deployed solutions, this presents a unique challenge for organizations looking to replace […]

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5 Reasons Why Nero is the Top Google Search Appliance Alternative

Nero is Perficient’s solution for customers looking for a Google Search Appliance (GSA) replacement. Built on open source technology by Perficient’s experienced enterprise search practice, Nero is positioned as the best product on the market for customers looking to rip and replace the GSA once it goes out of support in 2019. These five reasons […]

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Finding the Optimal Alternative to the Google Search Appliance

Google decided to sunset the Google Search Appliance over the next several years, leaving a gap in the enterprise search space for organizations dependent on it for their public website search and secure internal search. New hardware sales stopped in 2017, license renewals for Google Search Appliance customers phase out in 2018, and support ends […]

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Questions to Consider When Replacing the Google Search Appliance

Are you looking at replacing the Google Search Appliance? With Google’s upcoming sunset of the hardware-based enterprise search product, organizations dependent on it for public website search and secure internal search need to evaluate potential replacements. License renewals end in 2018, leaving customers with limited time to develop a replacement plan going forward. Customers evaluating […]

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Configuring and Integrating Google Maps into OBIEE 11g

Introduction: When Oracle Business Intelligence is installed, functionality for users to see maps that display data is also installed. Before users can see maps in analyses and dashboards, one must understand the system requirements, specify layers and maps, and configure the metadata. This post will explain the steps to configure mapping and spatial information for […]

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