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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make - these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It's important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure. Plus, with the proliferation of IoT, there is an explosion in the number of devices requiring interconnection - both in terms of asset monitoring and spatial analytics. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Mein... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Iron Cloud IoT Shootout @ThingsExpo Will Name Best Cloud Platform

Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced the first annual "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" to be held on November 6, 2014, at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will be a live competition among all the key Cloud Computing platforms, and will be held on Day 3 of the show, Thursday, November 6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have been named as part of the live competition. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will feature teams representing each platform. Team members may or may not be employees of the companies that represent the competing platforms. Each team will create an IoT app or service and be judged by everyone in attendance. The specific time, location, and detailed rules of the live competition will be announc... (more)

Choosing Your First Programming Language

By BryanHalfpap Many new programmers struggle when it comes to selecting their first language to learn.  Which is easiest, the most professionally useful, the most newbie-friendly?  Lets find out by showing you a range of options, their strengths and weaknesses, and some information about the most common programming languages in demand today.  At the end, we’ll make some recommendations and you’ll understand a bit more about why they were chosen. The Task At Hand Every job requires the right kind of tool, and each programming language can be thought of as a separate tool.  Just like some tools are good for hammering nails, driving screws, and leveling screws, some programming languages are innately more suitable than others for tasks like designing a website, interpreting text, or reacting to user input. Lets go through a few common use cases: Language Typical Us... (more)

MySQL and Oracle into Hadoop By @Continuent | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Replicating from MySQL and Oracle into Hadoop The notion of a database silo - that is, a single database that contains everything and operates in isolation - is a rapidly fading concept in most companies. Many use multiple databases to take advantage of the different range of functionality, from their transactional store, to caching and session stores using NoSQL and, more recently, the transfer of information into analytical stores such as Hadoop. This raises a problem when it comes to moving the data about. There are many different solutions available if all you want to do is move some data between systems through import and export. These are clumsy solutions, they can be scripted, but more usually you want to provide a regular stream of changes into Hadoop so that you can process and analyze the data as quickly as possible. In this article, we'll examine the trad... (more)

JavaOne 2009 - Highlights Live from Day One

JavaOne 2009 officially started with the opening Keynote delivered by Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems. The keynote included several announcements and demos presented by partners and customers of Sun. Here are some highlights... Java Store to enable the java community to distribute their innovative Java solutions worldwide JavaFX 1.2 powered applications demonstrated on a consumer TV Intel and Sun collaboration to gain better performance of Java on Intel processors James Gosling - inventor of Java - giving a review of 14 years of Java Some words about Oracle and Sun by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Stay tuned with more information about the conference as it goes on.   ... (more)

Why Oracle Keeping MySQL Alive Makes Business Sense: Mårten Mickos

"Having MySQL makes business sense for Oracle," former MySQL's former chief executive, Mårten Mickos (pictured), told an interviewer this week as Oracle, through its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems for $7.4BN, positioned itself to become the next owner of MySQL. Mickos does not agree with industry pundits who say that Larry Ellison will kill MySQL. "Larry Ellison is smart.," Mickos told an interviewer at Forbes.com "MySQL was getting around 70,000 downloads a day when I left. It's an amazing grip on young developers." In Mickos's view, with an installed based of 11-12 million, MySQL will above all allow Ellison to compete with Microsoft, "his [Ellison's] favorite enemy" as Mickos puts it. Mickos's overall verdict."They can kill the business. But I don't think they will." Another open source, luminary, Wordpress creator Matt Mullenweg (Wordpress runs its opera... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Oracle Maps Its Cloud Computing Strategy During Cloud Expo Keynote

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo 2010 "We've been fairly quiet," said Rex Wang, VP of Infrastructure and Management at Oracle, as he gave the Morning Keynote at the Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Wang was referring to Oracle's relative silence to date vis-a-vis Cloud Computing. His intention, he said, was to share with the assembled delegates Oracle's thoughts on the space... Rex Wang with Jeremy Geelan, Cloud Expo Conference Chair, during his keynote at the Santa Clara Convention Center According to IDC, Wang notes, Cloud-related spending constitutes only only 5% of total IT spending in 2009, which in four years will double to 10%...but even so, 90% will still be "traditional" IT spending. Oracle is the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming Cloud Expo, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center i... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

Signing OAuth on the Vordel XML Gateway with Java Using Signpost

XML Magazine on Ulitzer Today I was using Matthias Käppler's "Signpost" Java OAuth API. As the Signpost readme says: "Signpost is the easy and intuitive solution for signing HTTP messages on the Java platform in conformance with the OAuth Core 1.0a standard." http://github.com/kaeppler/signpost#readme As an exercise, I ran Signpost on the Vordel XML Gateway to see it insert the OAuth Authorization header into outbound messages. Getting Signpost up and running on the Vordel XML Gateway is simple. Firstly, download the jar files for Signpost and put them into the "/ext/lib" directory to extend the Gateway using Java. Now, Signpost's OAuth signing functionality can be imported into a script on the Vordel Gateway easily using "importPackage". Because Signpost is so simple, the entire process of signing an outbound HTTP request with OAuth effectively takes just six lines o... (more)