NiFi Big Picture

Apache NiFi on Hortonworks HDF Verses … Microsoft Flow?

Attended a technical discussion last night on Apache NiFi and Hortonworks HDF,  a Meetup @ Honeywell, a Hortonworks client. Excellent presentations from the Hortonworks team for “NiFi on HDF” solutions architecture and best practices. Powerful solution to process and distribute data in real-time, any data, and in large quantities with resiliency.   It’s no wonder why the US […]

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Serverless Computing

Cloud Serverless Computing: Why? and With Whom?

What is Cloud Serverless Computing? Serverless computing is a cloud computing code execution model in which the cloud provider fully manages starting and stopping virtual machines as necessary to serve requests, and requests are billed by an abstract measure of the resources required to satisfy the request, rather than per virtual machine, per hour.[97] Despite the name, it does not actually […]

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Microsoft Flow – Platform Review

It looks like Microsoft created a generic workflow platform, product independent. Microsoft has software solutions, like MS Outlook with an [email] rules engine built into Outlook.  SharePoint has a workflow solution within the Sharepoint Platform, typically governing the content flowing through it’s system. Microsoft Flow is a different animal.  It seems like Microsoft has built a ‘generic’ rules […]

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