43 minutes | May 4, 2021

She's At The Edge Of The Cloud

Amy Tom chats with Mark Gamble, the Product & Solutions Marketing Director at Couchbase, about Edge Computing. They talk about being at the edge of the cloud, moving your data operations closer to your customer, and assessing your need for edge computing. Mark explains tiered data systems, setting up data centers to avoid system downtime, computing configuration for faster response time. In this episode, Amy and Mark talk about: Mark's definition of edge computing - bringing data and computing closer to the applications that are being consumed (10:00) How to get to the edge of the cloud and closer to the customer (13:40) Target suffered a 2-hour POS system outage and lost $50 Million (16:25) What is driving the growth of edge computing - an alternative to meeting the demand of internet users (22:00) The balancing act between the cost of edge computing with the risk of downtime (23:58) How to manage analytic processing of large amounts of data while avoiding high latency when you require a real-time response of your application (30:00) A layered data storage approach to dictate where the data is stored (35:00) Connect Mark Gamble: Email him at mark.gamble@couchbase.com
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