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Ep. 78: IaaS, edge, Kubernetes: Why cloud adoption is still early and still evolving

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Capital One vice president of cloud strategy Bernard Golden and AVOA strategic adviser Tim Crawford discuss the current state of cloud computing and the trends driving companies to -- and away from -- the public cloud. Golden suggests cloud adoption today is, to use a baseball analogy, in the second inning, with many changes still to come. Among the topics they cover as part of this debate are edge computing, private cloud, Kubernetes and the...


Ep. 77: Joe Hellerstein on making enterprise data usable, and why there's always room for database innovation

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Trifacta co-founder, UC-Berkeley professor and overall database guru Joe Hellerstein talks about the state of enterprise data -- from wrangling it to analyzing it. Hellerstein hits on a number of topics, including his work with Trifacta and the ongoing data-prep issues that inspired it; why the world keeps getting new types of databases; and how cloud computing is reshaping database architecture and adoption. Hellerstein also explores open source...


Ep. 76: Cockroach Labs CEO on building a database for a cloud-native world

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Cockroach Labs co-founder and CEO Spencer Kimball talks all about CockroachDB, his company's open source take on the Google Spanner database, and the experience of building an enterprise software company in today's IT landscape. Among other things, Kimball discusses how SQL keeps evolving to meet changing needs (such as geographically distributed transactions); taking advantage of Kubernetes, containers and cloud-native; figuring out the right open...


Ep. 75: Waleed Ayoub on putting AI into production and helping retailers compete with Amazon

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Rubikloud CTO Waleed Ayoub tackles a wide range of artificial intelligence issues, including how his company uses the technology to help retailers make their operations more efficient. Ayoub also discusses choosing reliable and scalable machine learning techniques over sexy ones; working with customers' legacy data systems; how Rubikloud uses the cloud to scale and standardize its engagements; and how Canada, where the company is based, can become the...


Ep. 74: Google's Oren Teich on why serverless matters, and how we got here from PaaS

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Oren Teich, Google's director of product management for serverless, discusses how we evolved to a world of functions-as-a-service and how developers should think about using this new capability. Teich, who was previously COO at Heroku and whose product responsibilities include Google App Engine, also talks about the recent history of abstractions -- from IaaS to PaaS to containers -- including mistakes that were made, and why they're all still...


Ep. 73: Tim Hwang on the challenges and opportunities for ethical AI

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show -- recorded live at the Capital One campus in Richmond, Va. -- Tim Hwang, director of the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, discusses a broad range of topics related to building ethical artificial intelligence systems. Issues range from avoiding algorithmic bias and doing smart data collection to specific concerns for areas such as banking, criminal law and consumer applications. Hwang's project is a collaboration between Harvard's Berkman-Klein...


Ep. 72: Cloudflare CEO on unbundling the cloud by freeing data

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince and Backblaze CEO Gleb Budman explainn the Bandwidth Alliance -- a Cloudflare-led initiative to slash the cost of moving data from one cloud service to another. The duo discuss the downfalls of so-called data egress fees, and how eliminating or drastically reducing them between mutual Cloudflare and Bandwidth Alliance members can help users take advantage of all the cloud has to offer. Of particular note are the smaller...


Ep. 71: Sunil Dhaliwai on technical founders and the art of enterprise IT investment

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Amplify Partners' Sunil Dhaliwal discusses a wide range of issues, starting with his firm's new $200 million fund focused on investing in technical founders. In addition to highlighting the opportunities and risks of that strategy, Dhaliwal also tackles a wide range of issues, including: the state of the database market; identifying good artificial intelligence startups; how big data became went from ideas to infrastructure; and the ongoing evolution...


Ep. 70: Joe Beda on creating Kubernetes and Compute Engine, and where it's all headed

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Heptio co-founder and CTO Joe Beda discusses a litany of cloud-native topics, including his roles helping to create Kubernetes and Compute Engine while at Google. Aside from going in depth on those two projects, Beda also shares his thoughts on where the container space is headed; the role of serverless computing; the still-tricky art of doing open source right; and straddling the lines between developers, operators and executives when it comes to...


Ep. 69: IBM makes the case for doing deep learning on Kubernetes

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, IBM's Jason McGee (VP and CTO, IBM Cloud) and Ruchir Puri (chief architect, IBM Watson) explain why Kubernetes can be an ideal platform for running deep learning and AI workloads. Among other topics, the two go into detail on an open source project called FfDL (Fabric for Deep Learning), how businesses are taking advantage of advances in AI and application architecture, and ever-expanding set of hardware platforms targeting AI.


Ep. 68: Dan Kohn and Sarah Novotny on Kubernetes, multi-cloud and the rush to serverless

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Dan Kohn (executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation) and Sarah Novotny (head of open source strategy for Google Cloud Platform) discuss some recent Kubernetes news and CNCF survey results. Among other topics, the two also share their insights into how and why companies are adopting cloud-native technologies in 2018, break down the different definitions of multi-cloud, and consider which projects will ultimately emerge from a crowded...


Ep. 67: Hilary Mason on data ethics and figuring out what's real in AI

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Hilary Mason -- now GM of machine learning at Cloudera, and formerly founder of Fast Forward Labs, chief scientist at Bitly and more -- discusses a breadth of topics related to artificial intelligence, including what's exciting today in enterprise AI and machine learning, and how to discern the wheat from the chaff in AI research. Mason also goes into depth on the topic of data ethics, explaining why we're at a day of reckoning and how companies and...


Ep. 66: ILM head on how open source, AI and internet fandom are reshaping the movie industry

In this week's episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Rob Bredow -- SVP, executive creative director and head of Industrial Light & Magic -- discusses how technology is changing the way that special effects and production are done in the movie industry. Bredow discusses the recently launched Academy Software Foundation, which is a joint open-source effort between the Motion Picture Academy and the Linux Foundation, as well as artificial intelligence, large-screen televisions and frame-by-frame...


Ep. 65: Cloud pioneer Jason Hoffman on where edge computing will shine

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Jason Hoffman discusses all things edge computing -- from the business of operating cellular infrastructure to the applications where it really makes sense. Hoffman is currently the CEO of Deutsche Telekom subsidiary MobileedgeX; he previously led cloud efforts at Ericsson and was co-founder and CTO of early cloud computing provider Joyent. He also gives his take on the role of the large cloud providers as the edge shapes up, and shares a vision of an...


Ep. 64: Talking cloud with Tom Krazit: Hybrid, hardware and competing in China

In the episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, GeekWire cloud and enterprise editor Tom Krazit joins host Derrick Harris to talk about a busy few weeks in the cloud computing world. Among other things, they discuss Amazon's rumored data center switch, Alibaba's rising status and Google's complicated relationship with China.


Ep. 63: Microsoft's Gabe Monroy breaks down the cloud-native world

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Gabe Monroy, head of product for cloud-native computing at Microsoft Azure, goes deep into the world of cloud-native computing. Monroy discusses his time in the PaaS space at Deis and EngineYard (and how that evolved into the container movement), and how the Kubernetes/CNCF communities are able to play nice with each other given all that's at stake. He also discusses the art of building managed Kubernetes services, Microsoft's GitHub acquisition, the...


Best of the ARCHITECHT Show: Elastic CEO Shay Banon on growing from side project to ubiquity

This episode originally aired on Aug. 17, 2017: In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Elastic founder and CEO Shay Banon talks about the evolution of Elasticsearch—from an open source side project (the first iteration was a recipe-search app for his wife) to popular big data tool to the core of a company worth nearly a billion dollars. He also shares his thoughts and strategies on the growth of Elastic, which, somewhat under the radar, has expanded to include multiple products and employ...


Ep. 62: Doing cutting-edge in the enterprise: AI, blockchain and containers

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, IBM Cloud general manager Don Boulia and Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson share their insights into how enterprises and mainstream companies are adopting technologies such as cloud computing, containers and artificial intelligence. The pair also weigh in on blockchain and its applications beyond cryptocurrency, including protecting the food supply chain. This week's episode is sponsored by MongoDB, Neo4j and Replicated.


Ep. 61: Hortonworks CEO on the shifting nature of big data, from edge computing to GDPR

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden discusses the changing nature of big data technologies and business models, particularly as architectural models like IoT, edge computing, cloud computing and containers impart their influence on data processing. Bearden also explains how these trends and others are reshaping open source business models, and how GDPR has customers looking for answers. This week's episode is sponsored by MongoDB, Neo4j and Replicated.


Ep. 60: GitLab CEO on competing with Microsoft, betting on Kubernetes and learning to scale

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, GitLab co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij discusses his company and the open source project behind it, both of which received a lot more attention lately on the heels of Microsoft announcing its acquisition of GitHub. Sijbrandij explains the evolution of GitLab into a full devops platform, and also shares his thoughts on the GitHub acquisition, the power of Kubernetes as an infrastructure platform, managing serverless applications, and what the company...