28. 07. 2019.

How to quickly perform REST API performance test

REST API interface is dominant way of machine-to machine communication because of its flexibility, performance, simplicity and lightweight.   Recently I had to perform a quick performance test to check if response time of one application is in line with SLA (Service Level Agreement). Such performance tests are particularly important in case of SaaS architecture […]

24. 07. 2019.

SaaS related GDPR, security and architectural issues

In the age of Cloud computing one of the most important challenges is how to keep security while moving your enterprise apps in the Cloud. In this article I’m going to explain what challenges you might experience if you are blindly follow all hypes from the tech industry. Today enterprises are under tremendous pressure to […]

17. 07. 2019.

Implement High Performance Computing tools to test cluster stability

There are many benchmark testing tools that are focusing on various fields of a cluster like computing capabilities, energy efficiency, data & storage, memory etc. In this article I’m going to use Somberero – High Performance Computing tool suitable to run a test against your home PC or cluster of supercomputers. Sombrero is particularly useful […]

01. 07. 2019.

Integrating BigQuery with internal on-premise apps into Hybrid Cloud solution

In previous article I’ve described how to use BigQuery by using DataGrip (cross-platform IDE for database management and development) from the client machine. This is useful when you want to quickly get result set based on the query and allows you to stay within a tool you already use. In this article I’ll describe how […]

30. 06. 2019.

Accessing Google BigQuery from your local machine

Google BigQuery is basically REST based web service to the Dremel technology (distributed system developed designed to querying large datasets).   In this article I’ll describe how to access Google BigQuery from your local machine by using DataGrip tool from JetBrains.   There are several ways to access Google BigQuery. The most obvious/official ones includes […]

07. 06. 2019.

Inconsistencies between BigQuery CloudShell and Query Editor

If you want to execute queries from the Google Cloud BigQuery web UI, two options are available: BigQuery Editor Cloud Shell console I’ve found an issue when your project ID includes hyphen such as “shaped-glazing-741658”. Here is an example to make it clear. The following query I can execute without any issue from the Query […]

06. 06. 2019.

Pitfalls when moving some load to the cloud

If you are considering moving some load to the Cloud, besides deep knowledge of all pros & cons and Cloud provider differences, you need to be aware of the Cloud pricing model not to regret later. In this case take a look of Google BigQuery service. You need to pay for a storage costs where […]