Native MongoDB to Sequelize with PostgreSQL

John Boardman Databases, Heroku, MongoDB, PostrgreSQL Leave a Comment

Every long-term project will outlive at least some of the technologies it was originally built with. For example, a project I have been involved with recently ran into this situation. The app is hosted on Heroku, and over the years, the available MongoDB add-ons have changed and dwindled until now, there is only one.

Several migrations between MongoDB add-ons have already happened because of shutdowns. So, it was decided that rather than migrating to the last one still in existence, the project would switch to using PostgreSQL, which is supported directly by the Heroku team.

Genomic Analysis at Scale with Microsoft Azure

Zach Gardner Azure, Cloud, Programming Leave a Comment

When it comes to the science of genomics, Amazon’s AWS is by far the platform of choice for most organizations. But, just like in the musical Hamilton, Microsoft Azure is “young, scrappy, and hungry.”

It is driven to provide the tools and managed services that are needed to run genomics at scale, with HPC (high-performance computing) and storage being among the hardest facets of the field to get right.

This blog post will first briefly explain genomics. Then, we’ll dive into what Azure has to offer in this field.

Xamarin.Forms App Push Notifications with Azure Notification Hubs

Rukesh Shrestha .NET, Azure, Cloud, Mobile, Tutorial, Xamarin 1 Comment

Push notifications are a vital feature for today’s enterprise mobile applications. Why are they so important? They allow the business to communicate with its users without requiring the application to be in an open state.

Xamarin.Forms allows developers to create user interfaces in XAML with code behind it in C#, which then renders as native controls on iOS and Android platforms.

In this blog, we go through a step-by-step tutorial for setting up and configuring push notifications on Xamarin.Forms applications using Azure Notification Hubs. Let’s dive right in.

White Paper: Demystifying Enterprise Cloud Modernization

Keyhole Software Architecture, AWS, Azure, Cloud, Keyhole Creations, Modernization Leave a Comment

Many IT budgets are consumed by maintaining existing applications and resources, and getting out from under the weight of these existing applications can be daunting—schedule is king, and making time to address modernization comes at the expense of current business needs. However, as the business world moves into the digital space to prepare to meet the next generation of customers and to compete globally, organizations can’t manage their applications in the same way as they have in the past—they must take them to the next level. 

Cloud technologies provide many of the building blocks to help businesses achieve these goals and prepare themselves for the future. This white paper is a solution-agnostic resource to help you understand enterprise cloud modernization and migration and to help you decide which strategy is right for your business. Are your applications ready for the new tomorrow?

Azure Serverless: Functions and Logic Apps

Dallas Monson Architecture, Azure, Consulting, Development Technologies 1 Comment

This is a perfect opportunity for us to explore cloud serverless offerings as the ultimate contact-less development option. While COVID-19 continues to make face-to-face collaboration an impossibility, cloud-based applications and workloads provide a well-defined method for remote development and project deployment. Serverless offerings, like Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps, take this to the next level while allowing us, as developers, to focus only on our application functionality and not the backing infrastructure or uptime of servers. These serverless solutions will be the focus of this blog.