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Pavel Despot

Pavel Despot

December 22, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Edge Improves Microservices

Microservice architecture has transformed the way we develop and operate our applications. Microservices aren't a technology or a programming language. Instead, they create a structure for designing and building applications based on the idea that the individual functions of a website should operate independently. From this simple concept comes a multitude of benefits including:

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

December 21, 2020 9:00 AM

What's the Value of a Key-Value Store?

A database back end for your application is vital, and odds are that your database is a relational database or a "not only SQL" (NoSQL) database. Relational databases have dominated the software industry for decades, even as other technologies have radically changed around it. A relational database management system (RDBMS) should be understood as though management system is in bold type, as you must actively manage the data contained within

Dale Lenard

Dale Lenard

December 14, 2020 9:00 AM

The Importance of Feedback Loops with Akamai (Part 1 ...

The dictionary defines feedback as "The modification or control of a process or system by its results or effects, for example in a biochemical pathway or behavioral response."

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

December 9, 2020 9:00 AM

How DevOps Tools Can Help Publishers Thrive

Agility has proven to be a key weapon in the publisher arsenal during the pandemic. Agile firms -- particularly news publishers -- that switched directions or added digital services quickly reaped the rewards of new readers and viewers, even if the audience boost didn't result in a similar increase in revenues for ad-based services in the short term.

Angel Nogueras Palomar

Angel Nogueras Palomar

December 7, 2020 9:00 AM

Add Security Events to Your Monitoring Tools

Real-time monitoring is important in every organization because it enables stakeholders to understand what is happening at any given time and react quickly. There are a lot of systems and devices we can and should monitor using tools such as application performance monitoring, digital performance management, synthetic monitoring, and more. In this post, we will explore website traffic monitoring, how security information can enrich it, and the benefits of adding

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding Emerging Video Formats

In my previous post, we discussed two new image formats: High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) and AV1 Image File (AVIF). In this article, we'll take a closer look at two emerging video formats built on the same foundations.

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding New Image Formats

Akamai Image & Video Manager (IVM) already supports key modern image types, such as WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR, but the imaging industry is always evolving and raising the bar on the balance of compression and quality. In addition, creative and development teams are regularly asking about new formats, and it's important to understand the leading ones. In this article, we'll examine two newer image formats that are gathering

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

November 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Alternatives to Animated GIFs

We have all been amused by animated GIFs on lots of websites -- dancing babies, cute cats, flying birds, funny memes, and countless others. Despite their popularity, animated GIFs can be very heavy and can contribute significantly to page performance issues.

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

November 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Going Beyond Advertising: Revenue Diversification in ...

The pandemic has had a profound short-term effect on publishers around the world -- a jump in readership somewhat dampened by disappearing advertising revenue. In many media firms, the digital channel has become most important, accelerating the move to digital while also highlighting the fragility of the display advertising market.