My Quora 2018 Responses

Question: In your opinion what does Google Cloud lack when compared with AWS or Azure?

Added Sat

Question: Why do people assume supercomputer, data center, and cloud service provider to be the same thing?

Added Sat

Question: Does Facebook use the services of any Public cloud providers like AWS and to what extent or does own all its data centers?

Added Sat

Question: Do traditional infrastructure providers who have always sold infrastructure solutions to IT departments lack the intellectual property and experience to deal with the application layer?

Added Sat

Question: In developing a brand new software product, should you worry about scalability right from the start, or wait to see if the product is actually popular first?

Added Fri

Question: How is machine learning used in cloud computing and what should I know about it?

Added Dec 16

Question: Which programming languages does Facebook use internally?

Added Dec 16

Question: How can I setup my own DNS server?

Added Dec 16

Question: How many terabytes of storage (server) does it take to run an online app with 1,000 users?

Added Dec 16

Question: I am looking to buy stocks from a single company for my daughter (she is 2). I have about 5K and I am willing to take risks. Should I invest it in Amazon or PandG? As a long term investment which is better?

Added Nov 21

Question: What are the software architecture styles used in Apache Zookeeper?

Added Oct 23

Question: What is your review of Oracle Service Cloud?

Added Oct 23

Question: Can I run kubernetes on a vm without virtualization enabled on the vm?

Added Oct 20

Question: Should I focus on learning Kubernetes on AWS, Azure and GCP rather than learning the individual features of each cloud platform if I want to work in DevOps in enterprise environments or do I have to know all the features of each Cloud provider?

Added Oct 20

Question: What is the difference between creating a VM and provisioning an instance in Cloud?

Added Oct 20

Question: Who do you think will be the market leader in database systems in the future?

Added Aug 12

How can I increase the storage capacity of brokers in a Kafka cluster?

Followed Aug 10

Question: How do AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud compare to one another? Which one should we choose for our new business if we use Linux and our business is data driven, i.e. if we’re successful, we would process tons of data?

Added Aug 10

Question: How do I know if I’m a fit for managed cloud services?

Added Aug 6

Question: Why hasn’t Amazon or Microsoft’s cloud hosting businesses been able to disrupt Oracle’s database dominance in the enterprise?

Added Aug 5

Question: Is there Postgres Database as a Service where you can install any extension?

Added Jul 27

Question: Why is Apple Books catalog so barren compared to Kindle’s, even excluding amateur literature self-published through Amazon?

Added Jul 25

Question: How did Apple learn to develop both hardware and software when most companies choose only one, e.g. Microsoft, Intel, ARM, etc.?

Added Jul 25

Question: What effects has the Amazon Prime Day 2018 crash had, if any, on Amazon Web Services clients, and what can Amazon do in the future to prevent a recurrence?

Added Jul 23

Question: What database language is most likely to overtake SQL in the next couple of decades?

Added Jul 20

Question: What are the cloud services that Microsoft currently offers?

Added Jul 20

Question: Why is the Cloud good at storing large data sets?

Added Jul 20

How do you sell a home fast in SW Florida?

Followed Jul 18

What is it like to work with postman API tools (Banglore)? What is the CTC breakdown for a software engineer?

Followed Jul 18

What is Machine Learning Security about?

Followed Jul 18

Question: Is it feasible to have Kafka production cluster build on virtual server nodes rather than physical servers? Would virtual servers be able to support high throughput similar to physical nodes?

Added Jul 18

How does https://intricately.com/ manage to get so much deployment information, and publish it publicly?

Asked Jul 17

Question: If I’m building a social network, should I build a website first and then build apps for it later, or build apps for it first and then build support for a website?

Added Jul 17

Question: If I have Azure and want to use Hadoop, can I use Azure’s built in Hadoop or do I need to separately purchase a Cloudera distribution?

Added Jul 17

Question: How are cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, and Google providing as many public IP addresses for your VMs, when ISPs provide around 20 per person? I can create as many public IP container instances as I want. How is it possible?

Added Jul 17

Question: How do Facebook manage backups of their database/website when so much information gets added every second?

Added Jul 17

Question: Why does IBM cloud have such little market share, given how many corporations are locked into other IBM products?

Added Jul 17

Question: Is it ethical to start a cloud computing and services company powered and running on an existing cloud computing company such as AWS or GCP?

Added Jul 17

Question: How will I change my app is I switch from MySQL to NoSQL? What is the best NoSQL database?

Added Jul 16

Question: Do you need to code a lot if you work mostly with cloud deployments, cloud settings, etc.?

Added Jul 15

Question: Are there any software developers in top companies (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc) which don’t know data structures and algorithms on the level that is currently required for new employees? How did they manage to get their jobs?

Added Jul 15

Who is the designer of the carpets in terminal 4 of Changi Airport? The design is very intriguing.

Asked Jul 15

Question: I have been told I should be a coder, I have tried online courses, video tutorials and I just don’t get it. I can read it, but can’t write it. What could I do to understand it and have it click?

Added Jul 15

Question: Is Docker losing ground to other container runtimes for Kubernetes?

Added Jul 15

Question: What’s preventing Amazon from being considered a monopoly?

Added Jul 14

Question: How do I get seed funding for an app? Everyone I spoke with loves it, and I have it already designed, but I need money to develop the app itself. Should I first try to develop a smaller version of the app and attain sampling for proof?

Added Jul 14

Question: Why is Amazon winning the war of cloud computing?

Added Jul 14

Question: Which IaaS provider is winning the “cloud war” in EMEA?

Added Jul 11

Question: What is the database base that was used to develop Facebook?

Added Jul 10

Question: Is Apache Kafka a good choice for web-crawling?

Added Jul 10

Question: My web page is capturing click and show results depending on our click and I want to use NoSQL database so what kind of NoSQL database should I use?

Added Jul 10

Question: Does Google offer a Cloud certification similar to what Amazon offers for Amazon web services?

Added Jul 4

Question: Is there a chance Google gives up its cloud business?

Added Jul 3

Question: Is building a .NET core application on Cloud9 AWS a good idea to get .NET jobs?

Added Jul 3

Should I apply for Canada express entry if my CRS score is 360?

Followed Jul 2

Question: How would you design a cloud storage service like Amazon’s S3?

Added Jun 20

Question: Why would someone use Azure instead of AWS?

Added Jun 17

Question: Is Azure a good backend for a database, which is accessed using REST services via cross-platform frontend?

Added Mar 17

Question: Will containers kill hypervisors, like ESXi, KVM, etc.?

Added Mar 16

How long does it take Azure to recover storage services from an outage?

Followed Mar 9

Question: What are the signs that cloud migration projects will fail?

Added Feb 28

How do I build a natural language question answering system? Where can I get technical guidance, what technology which language any resources etc?

Followed Feb 2

Question: What is the best practice to start developing an app?

Added Jan 28

Question: Without learning cloud computing or traditional Amazon Web Service courses is it possible to work in any part of the AWS sector using Javascript and Node.js coding skill?

Added Jan 28

Question: Which is better: Azure or AWS?

Added Jan 28

Question: What database does Facebook use? Can I use MySQL as the database on a huge web app like Facebook?

Added Jan 28

Question: Why did Microsoft decide to release the SQL server for Linux? They even made a cross-platform IDE for it, Operations Studio.

Added Jan 27

Question: Are there any advantages for a Java or JavaScript developer in the AWS sector without learning cloud computing or doing a traditional AWS course?

Added Jan 27

Question: Which problems would have occurred if the big companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon used .NET Framework?

Added Jan 27

Question: What is the best free Microsoft Azure training?

Added Jan 25

Question: How do I gain knowledge in preparing Microsoft Azure proposals?

Added Jan 23

Question: Does stopping an Azure web app service stops the billing?

Added Jan 22

Which Machine Learning and cluster-computing frameworks should I use to process data streams on a cluster of machines?

Followed Jan 21

Question: How would large scale system design landscape change practically with the advent of cloud and other similar technologies of this era?

Added Jan 20

Question: If Google had been founded in the Cloud era, would they have become Cloud native? Would they have left the Cloud like Dropbox?

Added Jan 20

Question: Could I make a workload test for databases on the cloud such on Amazon AWS or Azure?

Added Jan 20

Question: What languages and tools will I need to write my own Cloud Server Software?

Added Jan 19

I want to include Quora button into my WordPress site. How can I do that?

Asked Jan 19

Question: Can the Azure Stream Analytics be used on private-cloud (on-premise)?

Added Jan 19

Question: Do applications running in docker containers take up more memory or disk space?

Added Jan 18

Question: What certifications would you recommend to a CS undergraduate student (Cisco, HP, Microsoft, SANS, etc.)?

Added Jan 18

How can I decide for the right database for a project?

Followed Jan 18

Question: Is writing proprietary database instead of using an SQL server a bad idea?

Added Jan 18

Question: How do you maintain consistency in a denormalized NoSQL database?

Added Jan 18

Question: Why do people still use centralized RDBMS such as MySQL or Postgres when there’s a lot of more resilient and scalable alternatives (e.g. ES, MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB)?

Added Jan 17

Question: How can I process a database created using MySQL with the C++ program?

Added Jan 17

Question: Which Azure certification is a must for .net developers?

Added Jan 16

Question: When running system/integration tests, is it best practice to copy the data from the current production database to seed the test database?

Added Jan 16

Question: Will Google Cloud Platform charge for their services soon after they expire for the trial period, or will it ask for permission with the user?

Added Jan 15

Question: How do I get started with Azure certification?

Added Jan 15

Question: What are the top 3 things that every cloud company should be thinking about as they scale?

Added Jan 15

Why isn’t my virtual machine running?

Followed Jan 14

Question: Does Microsoft Azure have a backup after they shut down my account and Windows server virtual machine if I don’t pay my bills after two months? Does the virtual machine backup my responsibility?

Added Jan 14

Question: What are currently the best interactive or video tutorials for Azure and AWS on YouTube?

Added Jan 14

Question: Is it a good idea to enable ICMP(ping) response on EC2 servers?

Added Jan 14

What are the latest research trends/challenges in Resource scheduling for cloud infrastructures?

Followed Jan 13

How can I obscure the connection from my website to an API? So rather than connecting to http://apihost.com it connects to http://example.com which connects to the API host?

Followed Jan 13

Question: Will AWS, Azure, and container technology (Docker) throw VMware and Citrix out of business 5 years down the line, by 2022?

Added Jan 13

What is the speciality of mesosphere?

Followed Jan 13

Question: What are thin and thick clients in terms of cloud computing?

Added Jan 13

Question: Why are law firms still reluctant to migrate to the cloud-computing platform while others are already running their businesses on it?

Added Jan 13

Question: Should I duplicate the model and database of master data across services in microservice?

Added Jan 13

Question: What is the first Azure certification one should do as a beginner in Azure?

Added Jan 12

How often are the “Most Viewed Writers” tabs updated with new view counts?

Followed Jan 12

Can we learn machine learning and artificial intelligence with Python?

Followed Jan 11

Question: Are there such things as cloud patterns?

Added Jan 11

Question: What are the ways to start doing and not just staying in the cloud thinking?

Added Jan 11

Why is Quora marking my responses with “Answer Requested Attribution”? I don’t copy or plagiarize, I write every single response myself. Does it mean someone is sabotaging my stats?

Asked Jan 11

Question: Can I learn Microsoft Azure without having any programming skills?

Added Jan 11

Question: Are virtual cloud-based desktops the future?

Added Jan 11

Question: What is the best way to learn about Windows Azure?

Added Jan 11

Question: In the IaaS cloud market, who will win between AWS, VMware and OpenStack?

Added Jan 11

Question: Which has better opportunities, OpenStack, AWS, or Azure?

Added Jan 11

What problems can distributed databases like the blockchain solve that other databases have fallen short of?

Followed Jan 11

What is the difference between cloud computing, a cloud service, and cloud storage?

Followed Jan 11

Question: Do we loose messages if Azure Queue goes down?

Added Jan 10

Question: Is Azure the best place to run a Jira Server?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the best CRM that available on Azure?

Added Jan 10

Question: Which database should I use for a C# database program? SQL Server or Microsoft Access?

Added Jan 10

Question: Which is easier to study, Azure or AWS?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the best knowledge to have, AWS or Azure?

Added Jan 10

Question: What should programmers know about Azure to take full advantage when writing software that runs on it?

Added Jan 10

Question: Why isn’t DigitalOcean afraid of Amazon and how did they deal with securing funding when AWS is giant?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is a good platform to test and practice cloud penetration on?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the difference between PowerShell and AWS Cloud?

Added Jan 10

Question: Should I work for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure?

Added Jan 10

Question: What are the the easiest ways for me to reduce my cloud billing on Microsoft Azure?

Added Jan 10

Question: Which azure certification should a beginner take?

Added Jan 10

Question: How azure will help in Real Estate, Education sector, E-commerce?

Added Jan 10

Question: How do I deploy a dockerized application on Azure?

Added Jan 10

Question: Which tools can be used for monitoring your .NET environment?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the need to create a resource group in a Microsoft Azure machine learning studio?

Added Jan 10

Question: When should you use a non-relational database vs relational database?

Added Jan 10

Question: Why is data moved from relational to a non-relational database in real time?

Added Jan 10

Question: How can I transfer data via cloud?

Added Jan 10

Question: In the world of cloud computing, where does CDN services fall: IAAS, PAAS or SAAS?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the replacement exam for 70-534?

Added Jan 10

Question: Why is there no scope for engineers who have learned new technologies like big data or cloud computing on their own without any live working experience on the same? Why do they always need to fake some 1 or 2 years to get shortlisted?

Added Jan 10

Question: I am planning to apply for Azure certs. I will be taking the 70-532, 70-533 and 70-534 exam. What is the correct sequence to proceed with these exams?

Added Jan 10

What is the replacement exam for 70-534?

Asked Jan 10

Question: What are your tips for those who want to publish a technical book?

Added Jan 10

Question: How do I know if I am now a data scientist if I’m doing self-learning?

Added Jan 10

Question: What is the equivalent exam in Microsoft Azure to Amazon Cloud Solution Architect Associate?

Added Jan 10

Question: Is there a Microsoft Azure (public cloud) simulator for learning purposes?

Added Jan 9

Question: Is that a bad idea to combine AWS and Azure together?

Added Jan 9

Question: What are the prerequisites to learn Azure Online Course?

Added Jan 9

Question: What is the best certification in Microsoft Azure for Java developers?

Added Jan 9

Question: Why don’t VMs use recipes like Docker does?

Added Jan 9

Question: Should I use an Azure API Gateway with Container Services (AKS) ? What are the pros or cons? Where can I find reference architectures?

Added Jan 9

Question: Which cloud program gives the largest size?

Added Jan 9

Question: How much does it cost to rent a server for my application?

Added Jan 9

Question: Is a NoSQL database optimized for reads, writes or both?

Added Jan 9

Question: What will be the impact of blockchain technologies (decentralized) on data centers like AWS and Microsoft Azure (centralized model)?

Added Jan 9

Question: How is VM patching done in Azure? Is it both antivirus and OS patching?

Added Jan 9

Question: What is the way to earn money by learning Microsoft Excel and providing services from that knowledge?

Added Jan 9

Question: Why doesn’t Google launch a cloud hosting service like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace (company)?

Added Jan 9

Question: What happens to firewall vendors (Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet) as more workloads go to the cloud via AWS, Azure, Google?

Added Jan 9

Question: What is the best way to get your Microsoft Azure invoice to your Accounting dept?

Added Jan 9

Question: Can a software engineering student in NUST (SEECS) study CS electives like artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Added Jan 9

Question: How can one shorten his time to learn frontend and backend programming? Is it true that if I can program on JavaScript, then I’ll spend much less time to perceive Node.js than other server-side programming languages like PHP, Python etc.?

Added Jan 9

Question: How do I start a career in big data? I have done PMP and ITIL. What should I do before starting a Cloudera Hadoop certification?

Added Jan 9

Question: Where can I find the parking lot transaction data? All that is needed is the time of arrival and time of departure for each driver.

Added Jan 9

Question: What is the correct path to learn AWS?

Added Jan 9

Question: How do web services work in the banking domain?

Added Jan 9

Question: What type of machine learning models are being used to predict failures in industrial machines (assuming we have streaming sensor data, and unstructured maintenance data)?

Added Jan 9

Question: Whats will happen to domains after purchased from Azure after BizSpark expires?

Added Jan 9

Question: Can we connect PHP 7 with SQL Server 2012?

Added Jan 9

Question: What does Bill Gates think of Windows Mobile as it is dead now?

Added Jan 9

Question: How can I start learning Azure IoT from zero with a reasonable period of time (please list books, references, useful websites, and if found, scientific papers)?

Added Jan 9

Question: Can I do cloud computing (Azur, AWS) as self-study, or do I have to attend classes?

Added Jan 9

Question: How do I store images on Azure?

Added Jan 8

Question: What is the difference between endpoint ACLs and network security groups in Microsoft Azure?

Added Jan 8

Question: Does anyone use the Microsoft Azure Marketplace?

Added Jan 8

Question: How can big data be useful for a business?

Added Jan 8

Question: Is AWS/Azure Certification valuable for a Project Manager working in the Infrastructure domain?

Added Jan 8

Question: What are virtual machine scale sets in Azure?

Added Jan 8

Question: How do I get web services input to the Python script in Azure Machine Learning Studio?

Added Jan 8

Question: Why major cloud service providers Amazon, Azure have simple reactive auto scaling approaches (rule based, threshold based etc.) instead of more complex proactive approaches based on AI, Queuing/control theory etc, that we normally read in academia?

Added Jan 7

Question: Which programming language should I learn to be a data scientist?

Added Jan 7

Question: What is the best book for Microsoft Azure 70-532 and 70-533 Exams?

Added Jan 7

Question: What’s the best cloud service to do machine learning training?

Added Jan 7

Question: What are the downsides to using Microsoft Data Factory on Azure vs traditional ETL tools hosted in Azure?

Added Jan 7

Question: Regarding Azure stream analytics, I am running a local client program to perform stream analytics. How can I move the program to the cloud?

Added Jan 7

Question: Is there a cloud computing server with the ability to attach/detach GPU whenever you want?

Added Jan 7

Question: Should I use AWS ALB or Nginx for my databases on AWS?

Added Jan 6

Question: What is the difference between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud?

Added Jan 6

Question: What is a “Microsoft Workload?”

Added Jan 6

Question: Is it possible to use Azure Logic Apps to automatically perform some action triggered by a LinkedIn post?

Added Jan 6

Question: What is Google Cloud’s equivalent of Microsoft Azure Search & Amazon CloudSearch?

Added Jan 6

Question: Is it possible to migrate VMware VM to Azure through the Azure Site Recovery by PowerShell or Python?

Added Jan 6

Question: Who uses Amazon Cloud Computing?

Added Jan 5

Question: What should I learn, Azure or AWS? I am a beginner and want to know about the cloud computing. I am a fresher. What should I learn, and also I want to know what types of jobs are there in cloud computing?

Added Jan 5

Question: Which one is better to learn, OpenStack or AWS?

Added Jan 5

Question: Does AWS really keep EBS volumes and EC2 instances on the same physical host or is EBS volume at a remote location like a NAS or SAN?

Added Jan 4

Question: Which cloud provider (PaaS) is best for what, AWS, DigitalOcean, or Azure?

Added Jan 4

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