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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

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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