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Raj Bala
Research Director
5 years at Gartner
20 years IT Industry

Raj Bala is a Research Director at Gartner covering cloud infrastructure and platform services. Read Full Bio

Gartner Publishes the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services, 2020

by Raj Bala  |  September 10, 2020

We announced in March that the artist formerly known as the Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS was evolving by expanding the scope of coverage and thus changing its name to the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services. I am happy to note that the CIPS MQ published last week after a slight delay.  […]

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The Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services

by Raj Bala  |  March 2, 2020

Today we are announcing the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (CIPS) which is the evolution of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  I am exceedingly excited to lead the CIPS MQ along with my colleagues Bob Gill, Dennis Smith and David Wright. Why are we making this change?  We […]

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This Company Does Not Exist

by Raj Bala  |  February 20, 2020

I happened upon a fraud this week, which I now think operates at larger scale. We needed to get new springs installed on our garage door so I did what most people do:  I turned to the Internet.  I found Harris Garage Door Repair Company in Arlington, Massachusetts.  The provider had 23 great reviews, a […]

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Calling a Python Function From Java

by Raj Bala  |  February 7, 2020

I spend a great deal of time thinking about serverless computing and what it means to application development, operations, etc. But one of the most understated aspects from the perspective of a software developer is that I can mix and match programming languages and frameworks like never before. Writing a Java application, but you want […]

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The Importance of Named Keys

by Raj Bala  |  March 14, 2016

I’ve been thinking about a subtle feature of Amazon S3 and other object storage platforms:  user-named keys.  Objects are stored and retrieved by names that are assigned either by a user or an application.  Here’s an example of how this works: A user uploads a document through a web application. The application generates a name […]

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