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Improve DevOps Cultures with Information Consolidation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 04, 2013 2

The Appsecute platform aims to improve collaboration and increase productivity through consolidating information associated to an applications lifecycle. The software as a service platform accepts messages directly from people and from integrated technology platforms, then it aggregates those events online for viewing by everyone within an organization.

Phoenix: Running SQL Queries on Apache HBase [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Jan 31, 2013

Salesforce.com has open sourced Phoenix, a Java layer enabling developers to run SQL queries on Apache HBase. Update: An interview on Phoenix with James Taylor, Lead Developer at Salesforce.com, has been appended.

Crossing the Software Education Chasm

by Michael Stal on  May 27, 2012

In their recent blog posting “Crossing the Software Education Chasm” for the Communications of the ACM Armando Fox and David Patterson from UC Berkeley address the tradeoff between university education of software engineers and actual expectations of employers. They suggest that a solution to reduce this gap consists of teaching students agile development of SaaS apps using tools like rails.

Travis CI Announces Support for Java and Plans for Travis Pro

by Manuel Pais on  Feb 23, 2012 2

Travis CI, a cloud-based continuous integration (CI) offering for open source projects on Github, has announced support for Java builds, as well as Scala and Groovy additions. After gaining traction among the Ruby open source community the project is now looking into the possibility of expansion to a hosted CI service (nicknamed Travis Pro).

Can SAP HANA boost Real-time Data Analytics?

by Michael Stal on  Dec 16, 2011 1

In a recent press news from 13th December, SAP announced at the SAP Influencer Summit in Boston that “leading software vendors are adopting the open SAP HANA platform for their existing products and building completely new applications.” Among them are companies such as T-Mobile and TIBCO.

Microsoft Upgrades Developer Tools and SaaS Capabilities for Dynamics CRM

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 21, 2011 4

Microsoft has released new tools to accelerate development of custom components in Dynamics CRM 2011 solutions. At the same time, they published an update to Dynamics CRM Online that includes better integration with Office 365 and the introduction of social capabilities.

New Relic Offers Real-time Performance Monitoring for Heroku Java users

by Charles Humble on  Sep 13, 2011 2

New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.

Private Cloud Roundup

by Lee Ackerman on  Jul 14, 2011

Private clouds continue to grow in popularity and offer a number of appealing benefits to an organization including higher utilization of existing server resources, improved manageability, pay as you go, and self-service. This roundup provides a high-level view of some of the key ingredients for creating a private cloud solution.

Janova and EdgeCase build Testing Tool in seven Months

by Michael Stal on  Jun 25, 2011 1

The experts of the software company EdgeCase have recently assisted the Enterprise Architecture Company Janova from Ohio in building a Web-based, automated testing tool. The tool is provided as a Cloud-based application that enables users to define the test scripts used for Batch Processing in plain English. For its implementation the developers leveraged the programming language Ruby.

The Current Status and Predictions on Cloud Computing from Cloud Leaders

by Abel Avram on  Jun 23, 2011 2

Werner Vogels from Amazon and Satya Nadella from Microsoft talked about the current status of cloud computing, while Lew Tucker from Cisco and Jon Weinman from HP made some predictions on its future at GigaOM Structure Event.

SOA Software Releases Atmosphere: an API Management Portal

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 17, 2011 3

SOA Software entered the API management portal market with their release of the Atmosphere portal. The Atmosphere platform ensures security, robustness and availability of enterprise APIs over the right range of interface types. In this article we delve into the reason behind the evolution from enterprise SOA and cloud governance to API management and other technical details around the offering.

OpenCompute and OpenStack Span Hardware and Software Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Solutions

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Apr 17, 2011

A number of announcements around open hardware specifications and open source cloud infrastructure and platform software solutions by collaborators in the OpenStack initiative were made in the past 2 weeks. How does all of them stack up together?

IBM’s Reference Architecture for Creating Cloud Environments [Updated]

by Abel Avram on  Mar 11, 2011 2

IBM has recently submitted the IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 2.0 (CC RA) (.doc) to the Cloud Architecture Project of the Open Group, a document based on “real-world input from many cloud implementations across IBM” meant to provide guidelines for creating a cloud environment.Update: interview with Heather Kreger, one of the authors of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture.

GigaSpaces Announces Upcoming Release of It's Second-Generation Cloud-Enablement Platform

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Mar 08, 2011

GigaSpaces announced the launch of its Cloud-enabled Application Platform for Enterprise PaaS & ISV SaaS Enablement at CloudConnect on Monday, March 7. InfoQ caught up with the GigaSpaces team to take a closer look.

NIST Cloud Computing Twiki Launched

by James Vastbinder on  Dec 30, 2010

Today NIST began sending users their credentials for their Cloud Computing twiki, of which Kevin Jackson was one of the first to be granted access. The intent of the NIST working group is to promote cloud computing adoption and overcome the current percieved barriers of security, interoperability and portability.

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