David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. Dave has authored 13 books on computing, the latest of which is Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach. Dave’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He keynotes leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, enterprise application integration, and enterprise architecture. Dave writes the Cloud Computing blog for InfoWorld. His views are his own.

3 cloud architecture patterns that optimize scalability and cost

3 cloud architecture patterns that optimize scalability and cost

Taking a minimalist or serverless approach to architecture can keep scalability while trimming unnecessary expenses.

The cloud is now mission-critical

The cloud is now mission-critical

A new study finds what most of us already knew, but we may not be acting accordingly. Essential infrastructure requires essential attention to detail.

Containers require good architecture

Containers require good architecture

They may seem simple, but containers require a whole new architecture skill set. Here’s what you need to know.

2 common cloud computing predictions for 2021 are wrong

2 common cloud computing predictions for 2021 are wrong

Using multicloud to avoid lock-in and going cloud native are on everyone’s list of what will be important this year. But misinformation is everywhere.

The shape of edge computing in 2021

The shape of edge computing in 2021

Edge computing is hyped as the next destination for cloud computing, but complexity and security may squeeze out some of the benefits.

My 2021 cloud computing New Year’s resolutions

My 2021 cloud computing New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year to make promises to yourself you’ll never keep. Perhaps these cloud-related improvements will be different.

2 mistakes that will kill your multicloud project

2 mistakes that will kill your multicloud project

Multicloud is the way to go these days, but remember that it's a complex, distributed architecture that most are getting wrong.

Elevating SaaS to its rightful place in the enterprise

Elevating SaaS to its rightful place in the enterprise

Most enterprises don’t consider SaaS as much as they should in their cloud journey. That’s a huge mistake.

A foolproof process to move and improve cloud data

A foolproof process to move and improve cloud data

Moral of the story: Data migration is never simple, cloud or not.

Overcoming the core hurdle to edge computing adoption

Overcoming the core hurdle to edge computing adoption

Enterprises are figuring out that edge computing comes with its own set of challenges. Here’s how to work through the most difficult.

Public clouds hit a wall in innovation

Public clouds hit a wall in innovation

As virtual conferences become the new normal, it’s easier to see that cloud is in a creative stall.

Tune cloud app performance and cost efficiency

Tune cloud app performance and cost efficiency

Think your cloud apps are fully optimized for performance and cost? Guess again. These three tricks can cut thousands of dollars off cloud service bills and reduce latency.

On-premises data warehouses are dead

On-premises data warehouses are dead

The writing's been on the wall for awhile now. Data analytics migration to the cloud is now underway and is making on-premises data warehouses obsolete.

Weaponizing the cloud to fight addiction

Weaponizing the cloud to fight addiction

We’re seeing a rise in overdose deaths in the U.S. during the pandemic. Perhaps it’s time to leverage cloud technology to address this problem.

The ‘intelligent edge’ isn’t always the smartest choice

The ‘intelligent edge’ isn’t always the smartest choice

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Complexity, latency, and network outages may give you pause.

The ‘distributed cloud’ isn't emerging — it’s already here

The ‘distributed cloud’ isn't emerging — it’s already here

Assigning data storage and processing to specific cloud regions is a good move, but still benefits from centralized control and risk awareness.

Technology disenfranchisement is now a thing

Technology disenfranchisement is now a thing

With the cloud taking over R&D dollars and IT budgets, traditional systems are being left behind.

What will cloud security look like in 3 years?

What will cloud security look like in 3 years?

Cloud security has been better than on-premises security for several years now. Increased automation and interoperability will cement its position as a best practice.

The cloud’s role in elections grows more significant

The cloud’s role in elections grows more significant

Most campaigns view polling data, logistics, and demographics as fundamental to winning an election. More likely, data science and cloud computing will win the day.

The move to dynamic distributed cloud architectures

The move to dynamic distributed cloud architectures

Now that we’re moving things out to the edge, an emerging approach blows the door off the cloud-only and edge-only models.

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