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In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, IoT_Microservices Power PanelEvangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState’s Technical Product Manager; wi...
With DevOps now "eating the world", as Intellyx principal analyst Jason Bloomberg described in a recent Forbes article, a number of companies are beginning their own DevOps initiatives, and are now looking for "DevOps engineers" to help them get off the ground. This likely isn't a t...
By Ehren Foss Digital transformation. Feel the thrill of corporate buzzwords travel up your spine. Within higher education, this is a salient phrase. It describes changes […]
OpenXava is an Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for production. This 5.1 release has improved the inline editable collections a lot, in fact now yo...
IT systems will need to adapt, and evolving — or simply adding on to the existing relational database management system architecture — isn’t going to cut it. What does this mean, if not Hadoop or in-memory as the end-all, be-all? TechTarget writer Nicole Laskowski sums it up nicely: Ar...
OpenXava is an Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for production. This 5.0 release has a new look & feel, includes module navigation, user login/logout ...
We know we want it, so Cloud must be a thing, right? If we’re carrying our enterprise IT shopping basket around, we know we want to stop at the Cloud shelf. Once there, we might select a nice fresh IaaS or perhaps some of this SaaS or that. And whatever our selection, we’ll pay the bil...
Representational State Transfer, commonly known as REST, is a style of distributed software architecture that offers an alternative to the commonly accepted XML-based web services as a means for system-to-system interaction. Many of you know me as one half of the ZapThink team – an ad...
As any data specialist will tell you, there are always performance vs. flexibility tradeoffs in the world of data. Every generation of technology suffers from this tradeoff, and the Cloud is no different. What is different about the Cloud is that we want virtualization-based elasticity...
Multitenancy is one of the key enablers of the Public Cloud value proposition. But of course, there’s more to multitenancy than meets the eye. There are actually different degrees of multitenancy, with different advantages and disadvantages. And as you might expect, there’s plenty of v...
If you require the actual erasure of deleted files, then you must take an active step to erase the portion of the drive that contained the file, perhaps by explicitly overwriting each bit of the original file. We call this problem data remanence. Cloud Computing complicates the data re...
Our topic this week centers on how to define, track and influence how people actually adapt to and adopt technology. Any new information technology might be the best thing since sliced bread, but if people don’t understand the value or how to access it properly -- or if adoption is spo...
Should Services be nouns or verbs? It's possible to design Services either way, as Entity Services, which predictably represent business entities, or as Task Services, that represent specific actions that implement some step in a process, in other words, verbs. Which approach is better...
SOA Industry Analysis and Advisory Firm ZapThink launched a topic site on Ulitzer. ZapThink is an IT advisory and analysis firm that provides trusted advice and critical insight into the architectural and organizational changes brought about by the movement to XML, Web Services, and...
Instead of thinking of Web Services as a collection of interfaces to software functionality that must somehow be made to connect to other such interfaces, enterprises should approach Web Services as enabling a fundamentally process-driven architecture that leverages distributed process...
Content is information that is intended for human consumption, as opposed to "data," which are information intended for machine or system use. At times, we use other words such as knowledge, semantics, and intellectual assets to describe content. What differentiates human-oriented cont...
Are implementations of Web Services simply "old wine in new bottles," with interfaces every bit as brittle and tightly-coupled as in the past, or are they really implementing Service-Oriented Integration among Services at many levels of granularity? Clearly, "Web Services Integration" ...
Over the past two years, governments around the world have caught the enterprise architecture and SOA fever. This is especially the case in the US Federal Government, where a number of regulations, EA frameworks, and major spending initiatives are all pointing towards continued and las...
Visual representations of Services, as well as the composition and consumption of those Services, are becoming the key to many SOA success stories. Without a visual component you can show business users, SOA becomes abstruse; furthermore, as organizations leverage Web 2.0 principles to...
Look in the network closet in any good-sized company today and you’ll find a wide assortment of network gear: firewalls, switches, gateways, routers, hubs, bridges, the list goes on and on. Each of these devices essentially either directs or secures the packets that form the automobile...
There’s nothing more that architects love to do than argue about definitions. If you ever find yourself with idle time in a room of architects, try asking for a definition of “Service” or “architecture” and see what sort of creative melee you can start. That being said, definitions are...
Now that Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is finally becoming mainstream, an increasing number of people are asking us what comes after SOA. If SOA is one step in the evolution of distributed computing, the reasoning goes, then something is bound to be next in line. Furthermore, jus...
ZapThink frequently talks about how Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides significant benefits to enterprises by virtue of the ability to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of integration and enable business agility. It is apparent that companies in many industries are ...
As XML becomes ubiquitous throughout the enterprise, it increasingly taxes the systems that must deal with it. Even though there are a wide range of hardware and software solutions coming to market that aim to alleviate XML's performance bottlenecks (See ZapThink's XML Proxies Report),...
Reducing the cost of IT management is one of the primary pressures for most organizations. One of the most common ways to reduce such costs is to enable the reuse of applications that developers have already created and configured for the enterprise. In the past decade, especially in t...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Loose coupling presents architectural challenges that are at the heart of planning and implementing the SOA infrastructure. Building the Service abstraction presents a simplified representation to the business but requires additional efforts under the covers to make that abstraction a ...
As we predicted earlier in the year, cloud computing is starting to take hold, especially if you believe the marketing literature of vendors and consulting firms. Yet, we are seeing an increasing number of Cloud success stories, ranging from simplistic consumption of utility Services a...
FedEx has built a private cloud using Appistry, an early pioneer in cloud computing, and its CloudIQ application platform. Like most folks, FedEx integrated the cloud into its development and testing environment first to shorten test and deployment times and save money. According...
Ever since ZapThink coined the term "Service Oriented Integration" (SOI) back in 2002, there's been unceasing confusion on just how Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and integration relate to one another. Several recent blog posts have refocused attention on this confusion, including...
“SOA serves as the foundation for the move into the cloud,” stated Dr. Kareem Yusuf, Director Product Management, WebSphere Software, IBM in his keynote at SOA World Conference & Expo in NYC Tuesday. “What are the characteristics of the cloud?” Dr Yusuf then asked. Shared infrastructur...
Virtual Iron reportedly had 2,000-3,000 customers worldwide, according to what the Register's heard - including the FBI and Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and of course it's promising continued support from the support staff it's retained with the acquisition. It's legally obligated ...
At the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East, which opened Monday in New York City, Sean Valcamp discussed how in today’s business world, measuring your success is a must especially in our current economic climate. It’s something we do as individuals, teams, and comp...
Will the cloud succumb to the same short-sighted, market pressure that doomed the ASP model and still plagues SaaS approaches? It’s not up to vendors to answer this question. It’s up to you … the enterprise architect.
The concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been around for a long time, and some people believe it has not fulfilled its promise. To the contrary, SOA is well on its way to fulfilling its promise and the rise of cloud computing infrastructure is an important step in this p...
How can you effectively send mass permission-based email at scale? That’s the question Bryan Wade, Director, Channel Partnerships for ExactTarget, tackled head-on in this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East. Sending and tracking the impact of messages sent at massive...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Intel was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Intel’s SOA Products Group offers SOA Expressway – a soft appliance ...
Opera Software, the nettlesome little Norwegian browser company responsible for Microsoft's current antitrust miseries with the European Commission, says it's "reinvented the web." Actually it's more a stab at reinventing the browser to make it more of the platform Netscape threatened ...
Discover the benefits of cloud computing. In this session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 East, Freedom OSS’s Max Yankelevich provided an overview of barriers that prevent mid-sized and large enterprises from fully realizing the benefits of Cloud Computing and how to overcome...