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Google Cloud SQL now Generally Available

by Chris Swan on  Feb 14, 2014

Google have announced general availability of their Cloud SQL service. At launch the service comes with automatic encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA and support for databases up to 500GB in size.

Effektif, Tom Baeyens' Latest BPM Venture, Launches Cloud-Based Tool

by Charles Humble on  Jan 14, 2014

Effektif is launching version 1 of its cloud-based BPM product today. Effektif was started and is lead by Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss' jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti, owned by Alfresco. It was set up in partnership with Signavio who invested €1.2m to accelerate development, and who will also be selling the product using their existing channels.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Camunda Forks Alfresco Activiti

by Charles Humble on  Mar 21, 2013 1

Camunda, a Berlin-based software and consulting company specializing in BPM, has announced that they are forking Alfresco Activiti to launch a new product called camunda BPM. The new product replaces camunda fox, the firm's previous Activiti-based BPM offering.

Terracotta's BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius Products Offer Real-time Insights From Big Data Sources

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 18, 2013 1

Terracotta’s BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius products offer real-time analytics and insights from Big Data sources and integration with Hadoop. Terracotta recently announced the release of the new version of in-memory data platform BigMemory and In-Genius, an in-memory intelligence platform for Big Data.

Tom Baeyens, creator of jBPM and Alfresco Activiti, Starts New Venture to Bring BPM to the Cloud

by Charles Humble on  Mar 13, 2013

Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti (acquired by Alfresco), has announced Effektif, a new cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) tool for process automation. The new venture is being developed in partnership with Signavio. InfoQ spoke to Baeyens and co-CEO of Signavio Decker to find out more.

Amazon Provides Simple Workflow Service Recipes

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2012

A new Amazon whitepaper provides a set of commonly used programming patterns that can be used in application's decider logic to tell SWF how to coordinate the application's work.

Does BPM-in-the-Cloud Require RESTful Services? ZapThink Says Yes, but Doubts Exist.

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 15, 2012 4

Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink claimed that cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) software will be disruptive to those traditional BPM engines that cannot easily move to a cloud delivery model. Instead of describing the value proposition of BPM-in-the-cloud, Bloomberg’s article focused primarily on his assertion that REST-based services are a necessity for any cloudy BPM engine to work.

Is Amazon Getting Ready for PaaS with Simple Workflow Service?

by Abel Avram on  Feb 23, 2012 2

Amazon has announced Simple Workflow Service (SWF), a service for orchestrating distributed and fault-tolerant tasks that are part of a workflow implementing a business process. Are the recently announced DynamoDB and SWF pieces of a bigger puzzle suggesting Amazon’s entering into PaaS cloud computing?

Microsoft Deprecates Legacy Workflow Foundation Libraries in New Beta Release

by Richard Seroter on  Feb 09, 2012 2

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that the first generation objects of their WF technology are being deprecated in the upcoming .NET 4.5 release. WF, which is a workflow engine leveraged by .NET developers as well as a handful of Microsoft server products, has multiple new capabilities in .NET 4.5 while officially putting application that leverage the old .NET 3.0 objects on notice.

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 Adds Versioning, Designer Improvements

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 02, 2012 2

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 is the first major update to the library since WF4 was released in early 2010. It includes C# expressions, versioning support, and improvements for better management of large workflows.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 12

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

Did CEP deliver for SOA and can it for Cloud?

by Mark Little on  Sep 11, 2011 10

At the peak of the SOA hype, Complex Event Processing (CEP) was hailed as SOAs "next big thing". Since then several CEP solutions have come and gone, and the term CEP is not used as much as it once was. Has it failed to deliver on initial claims or has it simply become a core part of most SOA infrastructures that we take it for granted? And does CEP have anything to offer the Cloud?

IMPACT11: 'Business Agility' With IBM's Latest WebSphere Advancements

by Mike Bria on  Apr 14, 2011

IBM's IMPACT 11 conference is underway this week hosting more than 8,000 business and IT leaders representing 60 countries, gathered to learn discuss how to "work smarter for better business outcomes". During the 4 day event, IBM revolves their unveiling of many new tools, products, solutions, and ideas around the one key message of enabling "Business Agility".

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