healthcare app challenges
The challenges of creating healthcare applications
27 Feb 2019

Healthcare is one of the most appealing industries for technological disruption. Machine Learning (ML) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two critical technologies that could overhaul the way that we interact with our doctors and significantly reduce the recovery time of patients. Unfortunately, more than 70% of modernization initiatives suffer delays or fail due to stringent data security requirements that help safeguard patient privacy. Challenges ranging from data security to legacy infrastructure may affect your will to build and launch a healthcare product. We’re here to outline the key obstacles that startup owners may face and the b...

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Fail fast while you can! Don’t let your design process doom your start-up idea
26 Feb 2019

There are a few more exciting things in life than creating something from nothing, watching your hard work evolve from an idea into a product. Seeing people hold in their hands something that, only a short time before, was just a thought in your mind. As you set yourself down to build your first application, you’re walking the path of those that have helped revolutionize our world. From Facebook to Uber, Tinder to Twitter, you’re part of a small group of like-minded people that want to build a new way to disrupt and innovate. As you sit down to chart your development process, there are a few key points that you have to remember &#...

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Using AWS Schema Conversion Tool to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB
19 Feb 2019

Looking for greater flexibility, speed, and scale for your Apache Cassandra solutions? It’s time to consider Amazon’s DynamoDB as a great alternative. We would like to share our hands-on experience and insights for those looking to migrate Apache Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB using the new data extraction agents that AWS recently released with the Schema Conversion Tool. This migration approach involves adding an additional datacenter to an existing Cassandra cluster. This datacenter clones all data from the original cluster, and then SCT uses this datacenter to migrate the data to Amazon DynamoDB. Background on Apache Cassandra an...

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A better way of deleting historical data from a large highly concurrent SQL Server table meet GDPR compliance
11 Feb 2019

One of our customers, a global digital media company, came to us with an interesting problem. As part of their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance program, our client identified two tables that contained hundreds of millions of rows of historical user login data. GDPR states that you can process personal data while there is a contractual obligation with your client. However, once you terminate the contractual obligation and you have no legitimate interest with the data, deleting historical data protects against potential fines from the European Union (EU). The first table with 800 million records included login data since the...