Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms

by Abel Avram on  Jul 23, 2010 4

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms - Amazon, Google, Rackspace,, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types.

OSGi Enterprise Spec 4.2 released

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 23, 2010 3

Today, the OSGi Alliance announced the release of the Enterprise OSGi 4.2 specification, along with the corresponding JavaDoc. Read on to find out what's new in the enterprise spec.

SOA in a Nutshell

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 03, 2010 2

A new JP Morgenthal’s post “The Busy Executive’s Service Oriented Architecture Reference Guide” is a great starting point for gaining a quick understanding of what SOA is without getting too deep into technology jargon and hype.

Microsoft Closes Down Silverlight Streaming

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 01, 2009 2

Microsoft has closed its two-year-old hosting service, Silverlight Streaming. Existing videos can still be retrieved for the time being, but new ones can no longer be uploaded. They have also discontinued the related publishing plug-in for Expression Encoder.

NewRelic RPM 2 Adds Java Support for Performance Monitoring

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 19, 2009 1

NewRelic just released RPM 2, the latest version of their performance monitoring software. RPM, which is available as SaaS (Software as a Service) now supports monitoring Java web/JEE applications as well as Ruby on Rails applications. We talked to NewRelic's Lew Cirne about the new release.

Web Services as an Alternative to Copy-Protected Software

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 06, 2009 1

Microsoft has released an API for generating Tags, their new barcode technology. But unlike most commercial libraries, there are no attempts at copy-protection. Instead, the library is only available as a web service.

Is SOA Still Dead?

by Boris Lublinsky on  May 26, 2009 6

Anne Thomas Manes continues blogging about SOA being dead, citing slowing software spends and SOA software infrastructure sales while other specialists blame the economy and people’s approach to SOA.

Presentation: Building a Large Scale SaaS Application

by Dave West on  May 25, 2009

Dan Hanley, of Magus, discusses design principles, architectures and infrastructure of the SaaS frameworks used by Magus to rapidly develop and deploy large-scale, web-based, applications for clients. Along the way he discusses the components of their technology stack and the evolution of their methodology.

Panel: Virtual Panel on Cloud Computing

by Abel Avram on  May 19, 2009

In this virtual panel, InfoQ wants to find out from leading cloud experts what are the benefits brought by cloud computing as well as the constraints in using them, what is better to use, a public or a private cloud, is the cloud interoperability needed, what is the difference between providing infrastructure or a platform, and how can a client enforce regulatory compliance.

Interview: Miko Matsumura on AlignSpace

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2009

In this interview, Miki Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, introduces a new collaborative platform for business process practitioners: AlignSpace. He explains that middleware is just one part of the equation when it comes to integration projects, he sees a lot of value coming from enabling people to collaborate more efficiently.

MIX 09: Justin Smith on Azure Access Control Services

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 22, 2009

Justin Smith and John Shewchuck delivered an introduction to Windows Azure ACS. ACS is basically a hosted Secure Token Service that operates in a "claims in-claims out" mode. John demoed the ACS in a Web application writen in Phyton and JQuery running on Google Apps Engine. ACS supports any identity mechanism (Google, Yahoo, Facebook...) and can be invoked from any technology stack.

A Workflow-as-a-Service Platform using SilverLight

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 05, 2009 2

SnapFlow is the latest Workflow-as-a-Service platform to launch. Gopinath Dhanakodi, VP of Engineering, explains his technical choices while Samad Wahedi comments on why they decided not to use BPM standards as they aim at providing workflow for the masses.

New Relic updates RPM to Improve Collaboration and Integration

by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 19, 2009

New Relic announced the availability of RPM 1.2 which goes a long way into making the job of the developer better with improved collaboration and integration.

Debate: Is SOA Dead?

by Dilip Krishnan & Boris Lublinksy on  Jan 07, 2009 30

Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes wrote an obituary for SOA, saying SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. InfoQ has collected industry reactions.

Article: Will Cloud-based Multi-Enterprise Information Systems Replace Extranets?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 03, 2009 4

Matthieu Hug provides his views on Cloud Computing, focusing on BPM-as-a-Service. Cloud Computing is not just about making your problems someone else's problems, it also introduces key innovations in information system construction. In particular, it is poised to enable Multi-Enterprise Information Systems.

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