Posts by Tim Wagner

What do business data networks look like?
Explore the four phases of building data sharing networks. Plus, learn how the hub and spoke model helps leaders leverage business initiatives into a secure, compliant, and trusted data network.
A short history of business data networks
Learn how data sharing has evolved and how business and technology leaders can scale and optimize their data networks today and for the future
Blockchain, cloud, and IT in 2023 and beyond
Predictions from Dr. Tim Wagner, CEO at Vendia, on the big challenges, inspiring opportunities, and exciting sources of IT innovation and technological advancement.
Vendia Presents: Extreme Testing Draft post
Tim Wagner, CEO of Vendia, talks about how the past few years' bottlenecks, shortages, and high volatility are really a symptom of a bigger business problem.
5 patterns for successful data traceability
Given the challenges companies face in developing and maintaining a successful data traceability program, here are five design patterns CIOs, CISOs, and CTOs can follow to ensure their corporate systems and mission-critical data are well protected.
Top challenges with data traceability
Get familiar with the historical and modern challenges of data traceability, so you can better understand your own (and your data sharing partners’) data lineage mistakes and solutions.
How blockchain can make global supply chains more predictable and efficient
In the face of supply chain shortages and data breakdowns, next-gen blockchain is emerging as a smart way to decentralize multi-party data sharing with full, yet finely grained, end-to-end visibility.
Real-time data sharing challenges (and solutions)
Examine the fundamental obstacles to successful real-time data sharing, including sharing in a data alliance. Understand traditional solutions and explore a more modern one with Vendia Share.
The future of data sharing with deterministic databases
Tim Wagner, the Father of Serverless and Vendia Co-founder, explores how database and blockchain research are revolutionizing business data sharing.
Codeless APIs: Why generating APIs from data models makes application development easier and safer
Learn how codeless APIs free up teams from relentless grunt work and makes it easy, safe, and secure to share critical business data in your data alliance.
Fintech innovation for housing and finance data ecosystems
The finance, housing, and mortgage servicing system can be transformed through the formation of multi-party and real-time data alliances underpinned by new business blockchain technology.
No more multicloud: Here comes supercloud
SaaS platforms in the post-cloud hyperscaler era are turning the multicloud mess into today’s biggest opportunity.
Use case: How next-gen blockchain delivers a “golden record” for mortgage servicing
Read this use case for combining the best of blockchain and central IT to securely share real-time data, eliminate errors, and forgo massive, endless reconciliation.
Where blockchain fits into your data and application strategy
Get our new guide for innovation leaders and developers in the financial services industry. It features an in-depth use case for real-time, multi-party data sharing in mortgage servicing.
When CRUD APIs aren't enough: How custom models and smart APIs create better data sharing solutions
Custom modeling and standard access platforms come together to make next-gen business APIs.
Q+A: Understanding Vendia Share’s approach to file sharing
In Part 3 of our series on file sharing, we answer the top questions asked about controlled file sharing for enterprises and real-time file sharing outcomes for enterprises.
Why public cloud services aren’t enough for file sharing
With over a decade and a half in production, why hasn’t the industry solved the problem of multi-party, multi-cloud file sharing?
Use cases for secure, ad-hoc data lakes with multi-cloud and multi-party file sharing
Understand the sharing scenarios for multimedia and data-centric files across organizations, regions, and clouds in healthcare, automotive, semicon, and construction
The basic building blocks of Vendia Share
How Vendia Share combines API, operational database, and blockchain technology to resolve the limitations of each and deliver serverless, real-time data sharing at scale
Venn diagramming Vendia Share
How to combine blockchain, database and API technology for enterprise-grade data sharing without sacrificing security or data governance
Why blockchains, databases, and APIs can’t cut it on their own
Tim Wagner, the Father of Serverless and Vendia cofounder, explains why legacy technology makes sharing real-time data across apps, companies, clouds, geographies, and stacks difficult and expensive.
Ask the expert: Dr. Tim Wagner explains why APIs break down and how to fix your data inconsistencies with smart APIs
With the rise of SaaS companies, APIs aren’t just part of your business, they are the business. Take a deep dive on all things API with Vendia co-founder & “The Father of Serverless,” Dr. Tim Wagner.
How to choose between event handlers and smart contracts
Compare and contrast event handlers and smart contracts as you consider modeling applications for real-time data sharing with partners across organizations, clouds, and geographies.
How to effectively address the challenges of real-time data sharing at the enterprise level
In this three-part series, dive deep into the challenges and solutions for evaluating and implementing real-time data sharing with confidence and control.
How to make your APIs "data-aware"
Data APIs continue to be a challenge for teams. What if your APIs did the heavy lifting and kept a single source of truth.
APIs don’t have to be so difficult
APIs continue to be a challenge for organizations - we dive into why, and how we can make faster, smarter APIs.
Greenchain, Part 2: Vendia and green blockchain
How Vendia's serverless distributed ledger is the green way to do data sharing
Greenchain, Part 1: Current blockchains' big carbon footprints
Why current blockchain technologies have large carbon footprints
Greenchains: Can blockchains save the environment?
Many current blockchains solutions have a large carbon footprint, but next-gen blockchains have fewer carbon emissions—and can help in sustianability tracking
What is real-time data sharing?
The basics of real-time data sharing: what it is, how it works, common use cases, and how management platforms enable better data sharing and collaboration
The three body problem: Looking ahead
In the final part of the Three Body Problem we summarize our findings and look ahead for what successful companies will do.
Better together: Using the best of centralized IT, private blockchains, and public blockchains for NFTs
Wrap up our four-part series examining the relationship between public blockchain, private blockchain and centralized IT technologies with Vendia CEO and co-founder, Tim Wagner.
3 Body Problem Part 3: Comparing Approaches with Adobe Stock™️ example Draft post
Let’s look at how Centralized IT and NFTs may solve for tracking Adobe Stock licenses
Strengths and Weakness of Centralized IT, Private Chains, and Public Chains
In part 2 of the 3 Body Problem we explore the strengths and weaknesses of blockchains and IT
Vendia Share and Smart APIs
Learn how Vendia Share helps APIs do more for you. If you can model your data using JSON Schema and list the clouds and regions where you’d like APIs to be present, Vendia Share can craft a secure, scalable, production-grade deployment in a few minutes and then maintain it automatically.
What you need to know about APIs
And why building them is still such a challenge
Smart APIs: Rethinking how to stand up the modern API
Storing (your own) data isn’t particularly difficult and neither is defining or standing up an API. But ensuring that the parties that API connects are seeing the right data at the right times (and not seeing data they shouldn’t see)? That's a hard problem we've solved.
How blockchain did (and did not) pan out as a modern IT solutions
Dive into Part 2 of our series examining the relationship between public blockchain, private blockchain and centralized IT technologies with Vendia CEO and co-founder, Tim Wagner.
The Three-Body Problem
Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of Blockchain. How conventional IT, private ledgers, and public blockchains will work together to usher in the Web 3.0 era
Cloudy with Chance of Blockchain
How the cloud and public and private chains will power the web3 world
Are blockchains databases?
With some databases now supporting versioning and checksums and blockchains storing more types of data, are databases and blockchain technologies on a path to merge?
Lean Apps Part 2: The Elements of a Lean App
Defining the ideal model of what a software application should look like
Lean Apps Part 1: Lessons from the Past
Build software based on customer value, not technological ownership
The Lean App Movement
Optimize for outcomes that matter – not pointless, repetitive drudgery
A Serverless Distributed Ledger for Enterprises
HICSS Talk Summary & Full Research Paper
Vendia Named a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing
Vendia is included in Gartner's May 2021 Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing report
Vendia turns 1
Vendia celebrates its first year as a C-corporation. Thank you to our customers, investors, employees, and the multitude of folks who've offered their help, advice, and insight along the way.
Announcing Vendia Share DLQ Support
Vendia Share now reports failed transactions
NEW Vendia Share indexing feature
Vendia Share now supports customer indices to improve data retrieval performance.
Announcing the Vendia Share Developer Preview!
Vendia is excited to announce the launch of our Developer Preview release for Vendia Share, enabling developers to experience the platform at no cost. Vendia is also pleased to announce the completion of our Series A investment, led by Canvas Ventures.
Vendia Announces Series A Investment
Vendia is excited to announce the completion of a $15.5M Series A investment, led by Canvas Ventures with participation from BMW i Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and our existing seed investors
Understanding Decentralization in the Cloud
In this post we explore how to think about the concept of decentralization in the cloud, and what it means from a trust and ownership perspective.
STAMTI: A new model for delivering cloud-based services
In this post learn more about STAMTI (single-tenanted accounts on multi-tenanted infrastructure) and how it enables companies like Vendia to deliver services that are simultaneously easy for customers to adopt and use while still being secure, operationally isolated, and cost efficient.
AWS Serverless Express finds a loving home at Vendia
Huzzah! The AWS Serverless Express open source project graduates from AWS Labs and is now sponsored by Vendia.