Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

Marketing Director, Open Source Software @ Swim.ai. Writes about the swimOS platform and real-time distributed applications.

Recent Posts by Brad Johnson:

by Brad Johnson, on Oct 28, 2019 12:46:32 PM

Whenever I’m discussing swimOS with someone reasonably technical, we invariably arrive on the subject of microservices. It makes sense, as microservices are a commonly understood architectural paradigm and represent many …

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Topics:Stateful ApplicationsEdge Computingdistributed computingweb applicationsswimOSmiddlewareRESTWARPstreamingapijavaopen sourceopen source softwaremicroservicesdecentralized

by Brad Johnson, on Oct 16, 2019 11:03:30 AM

In my most recent post, I made four recommendations about planning for an intelligent edge application. My primary takeaway was that building real-time applications requires a different mindset than building …

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by Brad Johnson, on Oct 14, 2019 12:34:19 PM

Last week, Microsoft announced their Azure Data Box Edge computing appliance. While it may seem like a pure edge hardware play, CEO Satya Nadella positioned the product as part of …

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Topics:Machine LearningStateful ApplicationsIndustrial IOTEdge AnalyticsManufacturingEdge ComputingFog Computingdevopsdistributed computingserverlessweb applicationsswimOSmiddlewareRESTstreamingdatafabriccloud data analytics

by Brad Johnson, on Oct 4, 2019 9:41:35 AM

Learning a new technology takes time and effort, so it’s important to make sure you’ve identified a good fit before you invest precious brain cycles. To help you determine whether …

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by Brad Johnson, on Sep 27, 2019 12:35:28 PM

Yesterday, Google Cloud’s SVP of Technical Infrastructure, Urs Hölzle announced that they’d “removed the remaining [MapReduce] internal codebase for good.” He went on to elaborate that GCP was ditching MapReduce …

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by Brad Johnson, on Aug 28, 2019 1:48:34 PM

One of the key differentiators for all swimOS applications is statefulness. As today’s applications become more complex, distributed, and real-time, the logistical challenges of managing application state starts to outweigh …

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Topics:Stateful ApplicationsEdge AnalyticsEdge ComputingFog Computingdistributed computingHTTPweb applicationsswimOSmiddlewareRESTWARPstreamingstreaming apijavaopen sourceopen source softwarekubernetesk8smicroservices

by Brad Johnson, on Aug 22, 2019 1:25:23 PM

Naming is critical for understanding any new technology, so I wanted to set straight some common terms and important acronyms you’ll run across in the swimOSphere. First, let’s start with …

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Topics:Stateful ApplicationsSWIM AIEdge ComputingSwim Enterprisedistributed computingHTTPweb applicationsswimOSRESTWARPstreamingoperating systemsweb agentsapistreaming apiopen sourceopen source software

by Brad Johnson, on Aug 21, 2019 12:48:22 PM

Ever since the first applications started moving data records, we’ve needed ways to annotate those records with formatting instructions. Many of these record notation formats are familiar to developers. For …

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Topics:Stateful ApplicationsSWIM AIdistributed computingserverlessHTTPweb applicationsswimOSRESTWARPstreamingoperating systemsapistreaming apijavaopen source softwaremicroservices

by Brad Johnson, on Aug 13, 2019 1:24:41 PM

Did you know that Swim.ai has its own podcast series? The SwimStreams podcast is a recurring series focussed on distributed applications and real-time software architectures. Hear from members of the …

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by Brad Johnson, on Jul 19, 2019 12:45:39 PM

My job is convincing people to use free software. Intuitively, you would think it’s easier to sell something that’s free than convincing someone to pay you. It’s not. Even if …

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