Profile of Joe Masters EmisonCTO, BuildFax
News & Commentary Posts: 36
Joe began his career by winning the 1996 Weird Software Contest with the Mutant Chicken Races and creating the first Windows-based iPod application. Over the past ten years, Joe transitioned from development to systems design and data analysis, creating the first BuildFax engines in 2003, the original architecture in 2007, and designing the Pragmatic Extract-Transform-and-Load (PETL) architecture that has made the current national footprint possible. In addition to running technology and product at BuildFax, Joe also regularly contributes articles to InformationWeek on the cloud and startups. Joe graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.
Articles by Joe Masters Emison
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
It doesn't matter whether your e-commerce D-Day is Black Friday, tax day, or some random Thursday when a post goes viral. Your websites need to be ready.
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Our 2014 State of Cloud Survey shows IT has realized the easy gains from SaaS. Now it's time to dig into PaaS, containers, performance, and more.
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Think you can execute in the cloud without using software to orchestrate application life cycles? Wrong.
Currently IT's best bet for orchestration hinges on management systems that remotely execute scripts on servers. But what's the answer for platform-as-a-service setups?
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
Technology providers need to realize that the procurement game has fundamentally changed.
As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Google Compute Engine and also compared it to AWS. Here are the results.
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
As software eclipses hardware, it's dawning on enterprises that they need API programs. Here's where to begin.
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
It doesn't matter if you're building the next hot iPhone app or tweaking an in-house ERP system. If you don't want to be roadkill, fundamental changes need to be made.
Have doubts about NoSQL consistency? Meet Kyle Kingsbury's Call Me Maybe project. Here's the number.
If you follow risk assessment best practices, public platform-as-a-service is a no go. That is, unless you sign on with a control freak.
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
Few of our 446 respondents will change their IT strategies as result of the cloud. That spells lost opportunity.
Platform-as-a-service will become standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy.
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
IT has good reason to demand standardization in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings. But what's interesting is that vendors themselves are just as interested, and in many cases, are driving standards efforts.
Our latest Buyer's Guide looks at 8 top IaaS offerings in a range of categories.
Be sure you have good answers for the business case, security, availability, and more.
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.