Author: Mark Simborg

What is Cross Data Center Replication (XDCR)?

September 14, 2021
Cross Data Center Replication (XDCR) is an essential technology that facilitates data failover and disaster recovery. By replicating data across multiple data centers in different geographical locations, XDCR guarantees continuous service delivery to the end user by always having the backup of data in case one of the data centers is adversely affected.  XDCR is [...]

What is Streaming Data?

September 09, 2021
Streaming data is data that flows in continuously from highly distributed sources. These data streams are constantly feeding data that data platforms can use or act upon dynamically and in real time, without the need to download or batch it first.  Data streams come from a wide variety of sources and in many different formats, [...]

What is a microservices architecture?

August 19, 2021
A microservices architecture is a modular approach to application development that allows developers to deliver large, complex applications reliably and swiftly. Applications—such as those for customer management, charging, or billing—consist of many interconnected sub-tasks that work in tandem to deliver the desired business outcome. In the past, applications were designed as one whole piece—aka a [...]

What is real-time billing mediation?

August 04, 2021
Real-time billing mediation is the process of using up-to-the-second data usage information to proactively identify errors, prevent inaccurate invoicing, notify customers about usage thresholds, and more.  Telecom operators and communications services providers use real-time billing mediation to retrieve usage data from different network equipment and convert it to a uniform format that a billing system [...]

The Four Things You Need for Contextual Decision-Making

July 13, 2021
Why Enterprises Need Contextual Decisioning The world today is faster-paced than ever before, and the explosive growth of both 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) is generating a greater variety of data at extremely high velocity. As a result, enterprises are now faced with an extremely short window of opportunity to respond to events [...]

What’s an in-memory database?

June 16, 2021
An in-memory database is a modern data management system that stores data in the system’s main memory (most often RAM), as opposed to a traditional database that uses disk/device storage. When you process data in an in-memory database, only the RAM is used/accessed. There is no need to access the secondary memory and navigate the [...]

What is Network as a Service?

June 04, 2021
Network as a Service is a cloud computing model in which managed cloud vendors provide virtualized network equipment and networking functionality as a subscription service. A concept similar to the better-known software/platform as a service model, Network as a Service lets enterprises operate networks without actually owning and maintaining the hardware.  Network as a Service [...]

Why Telcos Need a Simplified Stack

May 19, 2021
Every day, we move deeper into the 5G era, as the new technology rapidly becomes the standard for telco providers. In fact, it’s expected that 5G will account for 1.2 billion connections by 2025, covering one-third of the global population. There is now a remarkable 5G opportunity for telcos at hand. But while it’s easier [...]

Why Milliseconds Matter: The 5G Real-Time Opportunity

May 05, 2021
Advances in 5G have given telecom providers the opportunity to adopt agile, future-proof infrastructures. Organizations that adapt their data platforms as 5G capabilities evolve, or those that anticipate changes, will have an advantage over the competition. However, those that stick with a reactive approach risk falling behind their more proactive peers. On April 20th, 2021, [...]

What is a Data Platform?

April 13, 2021
A data platform is a total stack solution for end-to-end data processing, from ingestion to action. Data platforms are typically used to process very large data sets at scale without compromising on latency. Companies in all industries are increasingly using modern data platforms to make information actionable and profit from it in real time. Data [...]
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