THE ARCHITECHT SHOW
A weekly podcast about the business of cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data science. Hosted by Derrick Harris.
info_outline Ep. 84: Apptio CEO on where enterprises are really spending their money in the cloud 12/26/2018
Ep. 84: Apptio CEO on where enterprises are really spending their money in the cloud In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta explains the economics of cloud computing and IT, in general -- based on what he's seeing from Apptio's large collection of enterprise users. While cloud spending is still relatively low as a piece of the overall pie, it's increasing fast as a result of SaaS adoption, and trends such as digital transformation and even artificial intelligence. Aside from sheer usage, Gupta also discusses the effects of complexity on IT budgets, as companies struggle to figure out how efficiently they're utilizing services and get control of zombie or credit-card subscriptions.
info_outline Ep. 83: Talking data privacy -- GDPR and beyond -- with Talend's Jean-Michel Franco 12/20/2018
Ep. 83: Talking data privacy -- GDPR and beyond -- with Talend's Jean-Michel Franco In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Jean-Michel Franco, a product marketing director at data-integration vendor Talend, joins host Derrick Harris to talk about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. Franco and Harris discuss the controversial data-privacy law, which was enacted in May 2018, and how enterprises are dealing with its requirements around data usage, locality and security.
info_outline Ep. 82: Kelsey Hightower on keeping up with cloud-native and helping companies make smart choices 12/13/2018
Ep. 82: Kelsey Hightower on keeping up with cloud-native and helping companies make smart choices In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Kelsey Hightower -- Google staff engineer, senior developer advocate and all-around cloud-native superstar -- talks about his journey into cloud-native computing techniques and how he uses what he's learned to help companies make the right decisions for their needs. Among many other topics, Hightower gives his thoughts on open source startups, Kubernetes, serverless computing, and the importance of spending time with technologies (even competitive ones) before offering opinions on them.
info_outline Ep. 81: Diffbot's Mike Tung drops knowledge on knowledge graphs 12/06/2018
Ep. 81: Diffbot's Mike Tung drops knowledge on knowledge graphs In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Diffbot CEO Mike Tung talks all about the value, workings and business of knowledge graphs, and how Diffbot grew its graph to around 1 trillion interconnected facts. Knowledge graphs are critical to many aspects of our digital lives -- including smart assistants and web web search -- and have value across industries ranging from retail to intelligence. Tung also explains the relationship between knowledge graphs and AI, and why crawling and structuring the web's countless facts is a compute-intensive job.
info_outline Ep. 80: Malong CTO on China, AI talent and doing deep learning with less data 11/29/2018
Ep. 80: Malong CTO on China, AI talent and doing deep learning with less data In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, CTO Matt Scott discusses a wide range of artificial intelligence issues, including AI adoption in China and whether the AI talent crunch (and associated sky-high salaries) is a long-term thing. Primarily, though, Scott talks about his company's work on weakly supervised learning, which is helping it not only win computer vision contests, but also scale its computer vision products more easily across customers and industries.
info_outline Ep. 79: Packet CTO on building infrastructure for edge computing 11/21/2018
Ep. 79: Packet CTO on building infrastructure for edge computing In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Ihab Tarazi -- CTO of cloud computing startup Packet, and former CTO of Equinix -- discusses architectures and applications for edge computing. Among other things, he explains why it makes sense to build compute infrastructure at the city level, or even business level inside plants, malls or arenas (it's about data volume as well as latency). And, of course, Tarazi tackles the upcoming 5G rollout and how compute and network providers will need to work together to marry their innovations in a useful manner.
info_outline Ep. 78: IaaS, edge, Kubernetes: Why cloud adoption is still early and still evolving 11/14/2018
Ep. 78: IaaS, edge, Kubernetes: Why cloud adoption is still early and still evolving In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Capital One vice president of cloud strategy Bernard Golden and strategic adviser Tim Crawford discuss the current state of cloud computing and the trends driving companies to -- and away from -- the public cloud. Golden suggests cloud adoption today is, to use a baseball analogy, in the second inning, with many changes still to come. Among the topics they cover as part of this debate are edge computing, private cloud, Kubernetes and the opportunities for large cloud providers to expand their presence. This episode is sponsored by .
info_outline Ep. 77: Joe Hellerstein on making enterprise data usable, and why there's always room for database innovation 11/08/2018
Ep. 77: Joe Hellerstein on making enterprise data usable, and why there's always room for database innovation In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, co-founder, UC-Berkeley professor and overall database guru talks about the state of enterprise data -- from wrangling it to analyzing it. Hellerstein hits on a number of topics, including his work with Trifacta and the ongoing data-prep issues that inspired it; why the world keeps getting new types of databases; and how cloud computing is reshaping database architecture and adoption. Hellerstein also explores open source software and why Trifacta made the decisions it made around commercializing the Data Wrangler project.
info_outline Ep. 76: Cockroach Labs CEO on building a database for a cloud-native world 10/31/2018
Ep. 76: Cockroach Labs CEO on building a database for a cloud-native world In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Cockroach Labs co-founder and CEO Spencer Kimball talks all about CockroachDB, his company's open source take on the Google Spanner database, and the experience of building an enterprise software company in today's IT landscape. Among other things, Kimball discusses how SQL keeps evolving to meet changing needs (such as geographically distributed transactions); taking advantage of Kubernetes, containers and cloud-native; figuring out the right open source license; and whether the company's name scares people away.
info_outline Ep. 75: Waleed Ayoub on putting AI into production and helping retailers compete with Amazon 10/25/2018
Ep. 75: Waleed Ayoub on putting AI into production and helping retailers compete with Amazon In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, CTO Waleed Ayoub tackles a wide range of artificial intelligence issues, including how his company uses the technology to help retailers make their operations more efficient. Ayoub also discusses choosing reliable and scalable machine learning techniques over sexy ones; working with customers' legacy data systems; how Rubikloud uses the cloud to scale and standardize its engagements; and how Canada, where the company is based, can become the epicenter of AI.
info_outline Ep. 74: Google's Oren Teich on why serverless matters, and how we got here from PaaS 10/18/2018
Ep. 74: Google's Oren Teich on why serverless matters, and how we got here from PaaS In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Oren Teich, Google's director of product management for serverless, discusses how we evolved to a world of functions-as-a-service and how developers should think about using this new capability. Teich, who was previously COO at Heroku and whose product responsibilities include Google App Engine, also talks about the recent history of abstractions -- from IaaS to PaaS to containers -- including mistakes that were made, and why they're all still important tools.
info_outline Ep. 73: Tim Hwang on the challenges and opportunities for ethical AI 10/11/2018
Ep. 73: Tim Hwang on the challenges and opportunities for ethical AI In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show -- recorded live at the Capital One campus in Richmond, Va. -- Tim Hwang, director of the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, discusses a broad range of topics related to building ethical artificial intelligence systems. Issues range from avoiding algorithmic bias and doing smart data collection to specific concerns for areas such as banking, criminal law and consumer applications. Hwang's project is a collaboration between Harvard's Berkman-Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab, and Hwang himself previously led public policy for AI and machine learning at Google. This episode of the ARCHITECHT Show is brought to you by Capital One.
info_outline Ep. 72: Cloudflare CEO on unbundling the cloud by freeing data 10/04/2018
Ep. 72: Cloudflare CEO on unbundling the cloud by freeing data In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince and Backblaze CEO Gleb Budman explainn the Bandwidth Alliance -- a Cloudflare-led initiative to slash the cost of moving data from one cloud service to another. The duo discuss the downfalls of so-called data egress fees, and how eliminating or drastically reducing them between mutual Cloudflare and Bandwidth Alliance members can help users take advantage of all the cloud has to offer. Of particular note are the smaller players that benefit, such as Backblaze, Packet and DigitalOcean, but also the involvement of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
info_outline Ep. 71: Sunil Dhaliwai on technical founders and the art of enterprise IT investment 09/27/2018
Ep. 71: Sunil Dhaliwai on technical founders and the art of enterprise IT investment In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Amplify Partners' Sunil Dhaliwal discusses a wide range of issues, starting with his firm's new $200 million fund focused on investing in technical founders. In addition to highlighting the opportunities and risks of that strategy, Dhaliwal also tackles a wide range of issues, including: the state of the database market; identifying good artificial intelligence startups; how big data became went from ideas to infrastructure; and the ongoing evolution of open source business models.
info_outline Ep. 70: Joe Beda on creating Kubernetes and Compute Engine, and where it's all headed 09/20/2018
Ep. 70: Joe Beda on creating Kubernetes and Compute Engine, and where it's all headed In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, co-founder and CTO Joe Beda discusses a litany of cloud-native topics, including his roles helping to create Kubernetes and Compute Engine while at Google. Aside from going in depth on those two projects, Beda also shares his thoughts on where the container space is headed; the role of serverless computing; the still-tricky art of doing open source right; and straddling the lines between developers, operators and executives when it comes to building, marketing and selling enterprise software.
info_outline Ep. 69: IBM makes the case for doing deep learning on Kubernetes 09/13/2018
Ep. 69: IBM makes the case for doing deep learning on Kubernetes In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, IBM's Jason McGee (VP and CTO, IBM Cloud) and Ruchir Puri (chief architect, IBM Watson) explain why Kubernetes can be an ideal platform for running deep learning and AI workloads. Among other topics, the two go into detail on an open source project called FfDL (Fabric for Deep Learning), how businesses are taking advantage of advances in AI and application architecture, and ever-expanding set of hardware platforms targeting AI.
info_outline Ep. 68: Dan Kohn and Sarah Novotny on Kubernetes, multi-cloud and the rush to serverless 09/06/2018
Ep. 68: Dan Kohn and Sarah Novotny on Kubernetes, multi-cloud and the rush to serverless In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Dan Kohn (executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation) and Sarah Novotny (head of open source strategy for Google Cloud Platform) discuss some recent Kubernetes news and CNCF survey results. Among other topics, the two also share their insights into how and why companies are adopting cloud-native technologies in 2018, break down the different definitions of multi-cloud, and consider which projects will ultimately emerge from a crowded serverless computing space.
info_outline Ep. 67: Hilary Mason on data ethics and figuring out what's real in AI 08/29/2018
Ep. 67: Hilary Mason on data ethics and figuring out what's real in AI In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Hilary Mason -- now GM of machine learning at Cloudera, and formerly founder of Fast Forward Labs, chief scientist at Bitly and more -- discusses a breadth of topics related to artificial intelligence, including what's exciting today in enterprise AI and machine learning, and how to discern the wheat from the chaff in AI research. Mason also goes into depth on the topic of data ethics, explaining why we're at a day of reckoning and how companies and data scientists can go about getting their ethics in order.
info_outline Ep. 66: ILM head on how open source, AI and internet fandom are reshaping the movie industry 08/23/2018
Ep. 66: ILM head on how open source, AI and internet fandom are reshaping the movie industry In this week's episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Rob Bredow -- SVP, executive creative director and head of Industrial Light & Magic -- discusses how technology is changing the way that special effects and production are done in the movie industry. Bredow discusses the recently launched Academy Software Foundation, which is a joint open-source effort between the Motion Picture Academy and the Linux Foundation, as well as artificial intelligence, large-screen televisions and frame-by-frame analysis of trailers by online fans. He also talks about some of his favorite movies to work on during his decades-long career.
info_outline Ep. 65: Cloud pioneer Jason Hoffman on where edge computing will shine 08/16/2018
Ep. 65: Cloud pioneer Jason Hoffman on where edge computing will shine In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Jason Hoffman discusses all things edge computing -- from the business of operating cellular infrastructure to the applications where it really makes sense. Hoffman is currently the CEO of Deutsche Telekom subsidiary MobileedgeX; he previously led cloud efforts at Ericsson and was co-founder and CTO of early cloud computing provider Joyent. He also gives his take on the role of the large cloud providers as the edge shapes up, and shares a vision of an augmented reality future that doesn't involve being tethered to a headset or looking through your phone.
info_outline Ep. 64: Talking cloud with Tom Krazit: Hybrid, hardware and competing in China 08/09/2018
Ep. 64: Talking cloud with Tom Krazit: Hybrid, hardware and competing in China In the episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, GeekWire cloud and enterprise editor Tom Krazit joins host Derrick Harris to talk about a busy few weeks in the cloud computing world. Among other things, they discuss Amazon's rumored data center switch, Alibaba's rising status and Google's complicated relationship with China.
info_outline FYI: ARCHITECHT Show is on break for the next couple weeks 07/19/2018
FYI: ARCHITECHT Show is on break for the next couple weeks I'm taking a little time to do summer-y things (mostly relax), so there won't be a new ARCHITECHT Show episode until early August. In the meantime, you can visit or (for SoundCloud embed and other player links) to catch up on anything you might have missed. Be back soon!
info_outline Ep. 63: Microsoft's Gabe Monroy breaks down the cloud-native world 07/12/2018
Ep. 63: Microsoft's Gabe Monroy breaks down the cloud-native world In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Gabe Monroy, head of product for cloud-native computing at Microsoft Azure, goes deep into the world of cloud-native computing. Monroy discusses his time in the PaaS space at Deis and EngineYard (and how that evolved into the container movement), and how the Kubernetes/CNCF communities are able to play nice with each other given all that's at stake. He also discusses the art of building managed Kubernetes services, Microsoft's GitHub acquisition, the role of serverless computing and more.
info_outline Best of the ARCHITECHT Show: Elastic CEO Shay Banon on growing from side project to ubiquity 07/04/2018
Best of the ARCHITECHT Show: Elastic CEO Shay Banon on growing from side project to ubiquity This episode originally aired on Aug. 17, 2017: In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Elastic founder and CEO Shay Banon talks about the evolution of Elasticsearch—from an open source side project (the first iteration was a recipe-search app for his wife) to popular big data tool to the core of a company worth nearly a billion dollars. He also shares his thoughts and strategies on the growth of Elastic, which, somewhat under the radar, has expanded to include multiple products and employ hundreds of people around the world.
info_outline Ep. 62: Doing cutting-edge in the enterprise: AI, blockchain and containers 06/28/2018
Ep. 62: Doing cutting-edge in the enterprise: AI, blockchain and containers In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, IBM Cloud general manager Don Boulia and Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson share their insights into how enterprises and mainstream companies are adopting technologies such as cloud computing, containers and artificial intelligence. The pair also weigh in on blockchain and its applications beyond cryptocurrency, including protecting the food supply chain. This week's episode is sponsored by , and .
info_outline Ep. 61: Hortonworks CEO on the shifting nature of big data, from edge computing to GDPR 06/21/2018
Ep. 61: Hortonworks CEO on the shifting nature of big data, from edge computing to GDPR In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden discusses the changing nature of big data technologies and business models, particularly as architectural models like IoT, edge computing, cloud computing and containers impart their influence on data processing. Bearden also explains how these trends and others are reshaping open source business models, and how GDPR has customers looking for answers. This week's episode is sponsored by , and .
info_outline Ep. 60: GitLab CEO on competing with Microsoft, betting on Kubernetes and learning to scale 06/14/2018
Ep. 60: GitLab CEO on competing with Microsoft, betting on Kubernetes and learning to scale In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, GitLab co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij discusses his company and the open source project behind it, both of which received a lot more attention lately on the heels of Microsoft announcing its acquisition of GitHub. Sijbrandij explains the evolution of GitLab into a full devops platform, and also shares his thoughts on the GitHub acquisition, the power of Kubernetes as an infrastructure platform, managing serverless applications, and what the company learned after a prolonged database incident in 2017. This week's episode is sponsored by , and .
info_outline Ep. 59: Streamlio founders on why the world needs a new streaming data platform 06/06/2018
Ep. 59: Streamlio founders on why the world needs a new streaming data platform In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Streamlio co-founders Karthik Ramasamy and Matteo Merli discuss their company's new streaming data platform, which is built atop Apache Heron, Apache Pulsar and Apache BookKeeper -- technologies the two helped develop while at Twitter and Yahoo, respectively. They explain how the underlying technologies differ from more well-known open source projects -- including Apache Kafka -- and the ideal use cases for the type of performance Streamlio claims. Additionally, GeekWire cloud and enterprise editor Tom Krazit is on to discuss Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub. Tom and host Derrick Harris analyze why the deal happened and what this might mean for Microsoft, it cloud competitors and the world of GitHub alternatives. This week's episode is sponsored by , and .
info_outline Best of the ARCHITECHT Show: Fast.ai founders on the state of deep learning and the real threat of AI 05/30/2018
Best of the ARCHITECHT Show: Fast.ai founders on the state of deep learning and the real threat of AI This episode originally aired on Aug. 18, 2017. The news segment has been edited out, so it is just the interview. The episode seems particularly timely now given the ongoing discussion about AI and the economy, but also because of the . In this episode of the ARCHITECHT AI Show, Derrick Harris speaks with Jeremy Howard and Rachel Thomas of , where they teach popular online courses aimed to get students up and running with deep learning. Among other things, Howard and Thomas discuss the promise of deep learning and early student successes (including Hot Dog, Not Hot Dog app from Silicon Valley), as well as the threat of job losses from AI and how seriously we should take Elon Musk's AI warnings.
info_outline Ep. 58: Timescale founders on time-series data for IoT and so much more 05/24/2018
Ep. 58: Timescale founders on time-series data for IoT and so much more In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, founders (and TimescaleDB creators) Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman discuss their company, which began life as an internet of things platform, and the popular time-series database that serves as its foundation. And while time-series data certainly has a place in IoT, Kulkarni and Freedman explain how developers and companies across many industries are using TimescaleDB for everything from monitoring to security. Other topics include data privacy, GDPR and succeeding commercially with an open source database. This week's episode is sponsored by and .